Cost of living in Belgium in 2019

Cost of living in Belgium

Prices were updated: May 2018

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Food prices$
A loaf of bread (400 g) 2.22$ 1.98
Milk (1 l) 1.18$ 1.05
Eggs (12) 3.17$ 2.83
Local cheese (1 kg) 15.13$ 13.50
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg) 11.50$ 10.26
White rice (1 kg) 2.25$ 2.01
Onion (1 kg) 1.21$ 1.08
Salad (1 kg) 1.43$ 1.28
Potato (1 kg) 0.90$ 0.80
Tomatoes (1 kg) 1.74$ 1.55
Fresh fish (per kg) 4.56$ 4.07
Bananas (kg) 0.67$ 0.60
Apples (kg) 2.28$ 2.03
Orange (1 kg) 2.45$ 2.19
Beef (1 kg) 18.77$ 16.75
Pork (1 kg) 17.53$ 15.64
Mineral water (1.5 l) 1.03$ 0.92
Restaurants$
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant) 17.97$ 16.03
Meal for 1 person (Mid-range Restaurant) 39.50$ 35.24
Cappuccino (regular) 3.32$ 2.96
Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle) 2.73$ 2.44
Water (330 ml bottle) 2.39$ 2.13
Big Mac meal 9.97$ 8.90
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 78.00$ 69.60
Alcohol$
Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l) 1.59$ 1.42
Imported beer (0,33 l) 2.21$ 1.97
Wine (700 ml) 8.28$ 7.39
Vodka, rum, brandy 9.65$ 8.61
Pack of cigarettes 7.50$ 6.69
Hotels and hostels$
Hostel (for 1 person) 32.55$ 29.04
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night) 99.33$ 88.63
Mid-Range Hotel, 4 stars (Room/Night) 139.33$ 124.32
Luxury Hotel, 5 stars (Room/Night) 251.33$ 224.25
Apartments for rent$
Apartment (1 bedroom) in Downtown 911.67$ 813.45
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 784.67$ 700.13
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Downtown 1477.33$ 1318.16
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1209.00$ 1078.74
Internet (60 Mbps) 50.67$ 45.21
Transportation$
Public transport (1 way ticket) 2.86$ 2.55
Public transport (Monthly pass) 57.03$ 50.89
Taxi Start 6.03$ 5.38
Taxi (1 km) 2.47$ 2.20
Taxi (1 hour Waiting) 41.17$ 36.73
Petrol (gas) 1.61$ 1.44
Personal care$
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 8.53$ 7.61
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 8.44$ 7.53
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, …) 6.00$ 5.35
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4.19$ 3.74
Tube of toothpaste 3.13$ 2.79
Visit to private doctor 33.33$ 29.74
Standard men’s haircut in expat area 25.67$ 22.90
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4.15$ 3.70
Entertainment$
1 ticket to the movie 13.50$ 12.05
1 ticket to the theatre 34.00$ 30.34
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.67$ 16.66
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.66$ 29.14
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 11.33$ 10.11
Other prices$
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 110.33$ 98.44
1 Summer Dress (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.33$ 50.26
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 117.00$ 104.39
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 148.67$ 132.65
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