Cost of Living in Belgium

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 10.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 45.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.50 € 8.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 € 2.30-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 € 3.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.92 € 2.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.42 € 2.00-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.14 € 1.50-3.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.39 € 2.27-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.53 € 0.91-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.88 € 0.45-1.56
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.60 € 1.34-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.53 € 2.72-10.66
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.04 € 2.27-5.44
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.60 € 4.31-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 1.03 € 0.61-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 € 0.48-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.05 € 0.64-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 0.97 € 0.45-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.63 € 0.36-1.15
Onion (1 lb) 0.56 € 0.33-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.11 € 0.80-1.90
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.83 € 0.39-1.70
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 5.00-12.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.57 € 0.80-2.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.86 € 1.00-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 € 6.50-8.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 € 1.60-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.00 € 32.00-55.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 € 2.40-8.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 2.67-4.47
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 30.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.36 € 4.69-6.06
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,780.00 € 20,395.00-26,490.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,688.00 € 20,000.00-27,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 139.89 € 91.07-221.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 € 0.08-0.28
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.72 € 33.30-69.99
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 27.39 € 18.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.45 € 10.00-20.50
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 € 8.50-14.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 544.80 € 300.00-850.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,271.82 € 10,000.00-30,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.51 € 45.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.53 € 20.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.67 € 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.83 € 70.00-165.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 717.88 € 600.00-900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 605.28 € 500.00-750.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,136.28 € 850.00-1,536.36
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 930.08 € 750.00-1,274.78
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 298.28 € 232.26-408.77
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 232.96 € 179.58-315.87
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,058.16 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.74 1.30-3.00

Prices in Belgium

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Last update: April 2021
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Sources and References
  

By City in Belgium

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Brussels 77.03 34.93 57.49 65.02 81.69 82.91
Antwerp 76.91 27.89 54.16 63.99 89.63 79.79
Leuven 76.13 29.54 54.51 64.94 81.56 78.13
Gent 75.88 27.72 53.53 65.50 79.23 76.20
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