Cost of living index in Belgium

Milk (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 1.1 (USD)
Eggs (30 pack) 6.63 (USD)
White bread (100g loaf) 0.37 (USD)
Rice (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.1 (USD)
Cheese (1kg / 2.2lbs) 14.21 (USD)
Boneless chicken breast (1kg / 2.2lbs) 9.71 (USD)
Beef steak (1kg / 2.2lbs) 15.98 (USD)
Banana (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.99 (USD)
Oranges (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.66 (USD)
Apples (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.55 (USD)
Onions (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.43 (USD)
Potato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.7 (USD)
Tomato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.45 (USD)
Lettuce (1 leaf) 1.22 (USD)
Bottle of Water (1.5L / 50oz) 0.96 (USD)
Bottle of Red Wine 7.41 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 0.95 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 1.92 (USD)
Pack of cigarettes (20 units) 7.37 (USD)
Fast food meal (MCD Big mac) 9.27 (USD)
Meal in cheap restaurant 17.05 (USD)
Meal in high end restaurant 68.19 (USD)
Bottle of Water (33cl / 11oz) 2.4 (USD)
Cup of coffee 3.06 (USD)
Limonade (Coca cola) 2.77 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 3 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 3.71 (USD)
Sport shoes (Nike / Adidas) 91.33 (USD)
Mens Dress shoes 132.14 (USD)
High quality jeans 91.15 (USD)
womens summer dress 40.19 (USD)
Taxi minimum charge 4.28 (USD)
Taxi fare (1km / 0.6mile) 2.41 (USD)
Taxi 1 hour waiting 40.17 (USD)
Bus or metro ticket (One way) 2.7 (USD)
One month pass 55.69 (USD)
Gas price (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 1.55 (USD)
Mid range compact car (Honda Civic) 25967.9 (USD)
Mid range family car (Toyota corolla) 26366.6 (USD)
Gym monthly membership cost 28.87 (USD)
1 hour tennis court rental 18.89 (USD)
Cinema ticket price 12.13 (USD)
1 bedroom flat in city center 785.6 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat in city center 1256.44 (USD)
1 bedroom flat outside city center 650.14 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat outside city center 999.14 (USD)
Square meter price in city center 3346.81 (USD)
Square meter price outside city center 2616.08 (USD)
Monthly (Natural Gas, Electricity, Water, AC) for family 155.48 (USD)
50 mbps unlimited internet (ADSL or Fiber optic) 49.41 (USD)
Local calls mobile tariff for 1 mn 0.23 (USD)
Kindergarten or preschool monthly fees 625.29 (USD)
Average primary, secondary and high school yearly fees 17191.7 (USD)
Average monthly net salary 2167.5 (USD)
Average yearly interest rates on home loans 1.86 %

Grocery budget for one person per month in Belgium

On average a signle person can spend arround 170 (USD) a month which is considered quite affordable comparing to other places in the world. This will cover all your supermarket needs such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products and drinking water.
Note that cigarettes, beers and wine are excluded from this expenses report.

Grocery budget for two people per month in Belgium

286 (USD) will be enough for grocery shopping for a couple or two people splitting supermarket expenses.
this budget is considered quite cheap if we compare it to the average worldwide, this budget will cover their monthly needs on dairy products, fruits and veggies and all other supermarket expenses excluding cigarettes, wine and beer.

Grocery budget for family of 4 per month in Belgium

Grocery expenses for family of 4 people can be on average 453 (USD) per month in Belgium, if we compare it to other big cities in the world this amount is considered on the cheap side.
This report is taking in consideration all monthly needs for the family from supermarket including bakery and dairy products.

Average living cost in Belgium for one person per month

An average single consumer can make it through one month in Belgium for arround 1191 (USD), which is affordable if we compare it to other big cities.
This will cover all you basic needs, supermarket shopping will cost on average 170 (USD) while renting a one bedroom appartement a bit far from city center will cost around 650 (USD), transportation, home utilities and gym membership can cost on average 312 (USD).

Average living cost in Belgium for a couple per month

Monthly cost of living for a couple in Belgium can average 1905 (USD), which puts it in the cheap side in comparison with the big cities in the world.
Rent will take the big part it can cost arround 975 (USD) for a single bedroom flat close to city center, grocery shopping can cost on average 286 (USD) while home utilities, gym, one month transportation and mobile for two people membership can be arround 410 (USD).

Average living cost in Belgium for family of 4 per month

For a decent living standard a family of 4 people can make through a month in Belgium for about 4863 (USD), which is considered quite affordable regarding the average worldwide.
Three bedroom appartement not far from city center can cost 1399 (USD), if we do the calculation, private school for two childs will average monthly about 2063 (USD), while supermarket expenses will cost for the family not less than 453 (USD), home expenses such as wifi, water, electricity and mobile membership will cost about 246 (USD).




Cost of living by city in Belgium