Cost of living in Belgium in 2018

Cost of living in Belgium

Prices were updated: May 2018

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Food prices$
A loaf of bread (400 g) 2.22$ 1.93
Milk (1 l) 1.18$ 1.03
Eggs (12) 3.17$ 2.76
Local cheese (1 kg) 15.13$ 13.18
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg) 11.50$ 10.02
White rice (1 kg) 2.25$ 1.96
Onion (1 kg) 1.21$ 1.05
Salad (1 kg) 1.43$ 1.25
Potato (1 kg) 0.90$ 0.78
Tomatoes (1 kg) 1.74$ 1.52
Fresh fish (per kg) 4.56$ 3.97
Bananas (kg) 0.67$ 0.58
Apples (kg) 2.28$ 1.99
Orange (1 kg) 2.45$ 2.13
Beef (1 kg) 18.77$ 16.35
Pork (1 kg) 17.53$ 15.27
Mineral water (1.5 l) 1.03$ 0.90
Restaurants$
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant) 17.97$ 15.66
Meal for 1 person (Mid-range Restaurant) 39.50$ 34.42
Cappuccino (regular) 3.32$ 2.89
Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle) 2.73$ 2.38
Water (330 ml bottle) 2.39$ 2.08
Big Mac meal 9.97$ 8.69
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 78.00$ 67.96
Alcohol$
Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l) 1.59$ 1.39
Imported beer (0,33 l) 2.21$ 1.93
Wine (700 ml) 8.28$ 7.21
Vodka, rum, brandy 9.65$ 8.41
Pack of cigarettes 7.50$ 6.53
Hotels and hostels$
Hostel (for 1 person) 32.55$ 28.36
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night) 99.33$ 86.54
Mid-Range Hotel, 4 stars (Room/Night) 139.33$ 121.39
Luxury Hotel, 5 stars (Room/Night) 251.33$ 218.98
Apartments for rent$
Apartment (1 bedroom) in Downtown 911.67$ 794.31
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 784.67$ 683.66
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Downtown 1477.33$ 1287.15
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1209.00$ 1053.37
Internet (60 Mbps) 50.67$ 44.15
Transportation$
Public transport (1 way ticket) 2.86$ 2.49
Public transport (Monthly pass) 57.03$ 49.69
Taxi Start 6.03$ 5.25
Taxi (1 km) 2.47$ 2.15
Taxi (1 hour Waiting) 41.17$ 35.87
Petrol (gas) 1.61$ 1.40
Personal care$
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 8.53$ 7.43
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 8.44$ 7.35
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, …) 6.00$ 5.23
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4.19$ 3.65
Tube of toothpaste 3.13$ 2.73
Visit to private doctor 33.33$ 29.04
Standard men’s haircut in expat area 25.67$ 22.37
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4.15$ 3.62
Entertainment$
1 ticket to the movie 13.50$ 11.76
1 ticket to the theatre 34.00$ 29.62
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.67$ 16.27
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.66$ 28.46
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 11.33$ 9.87
Other prices$
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 110.33$ 96.13
1 Summer Dress (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.33$ 49.08
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 117.00$ 101.94
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 148.67$ 129.53
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