Afghanistan vs Belgium - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan Belgium
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$1324
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$3115
🏠 One person rent
$164
$696
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$1100
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$446
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$71.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$2162
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$45205
😃 Human freedom index
4
8.61
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
80.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
73
🌐 English speaking %
6%
59%
🎓 Higher education
25
95
😀 Quality of life
17
72
🏙️ Population
37.5M
11.5M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 70% less expensive than in Belgium ($1324). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 31st for Belgium in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Afghanistan compared to 1.6 months in Belgium. Ranked 188th and 29th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Belgium

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Belgium as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 91 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Afghanistan Belgium
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
$15.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$65.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$9.16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$3.84
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$2.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$2.42
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$642
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$530
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$1078
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$860
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$96.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$148
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$48
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
1.85%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$3337
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$2765
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$2.64
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$45.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$21.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$1.81
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$1.66
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$1.94
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$2.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$9.13
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$14.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$2.25
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1.7
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$2.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$2.23
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$1.53
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$1.24
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$2.47
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$6.85
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$1.54
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$7.43
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$10.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$3.71
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$1.9
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$2.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$28.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$10.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$28.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$16.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$86.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$87.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$481
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$16083

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Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Belgium

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$422
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
469K
Kandahar
$373
614K
Herat
$383
556K
Kunduz
$363
357K
Jalalabad
$361
263K
Lashkargah
$355
202K
Sheberghan
$352
176K
Khost
$346
160K
Ghazni
$346
143K
Puli Khumri
$349
114K
Gardez
$353
70K

In Belgium

City Cost of living Population
Antwerp
$1407
529K
Ghent
$1356
262K
Brussels
$1474
185K
Charleroi
$1374
202K
Liege
$1193
197K
Schaerbeek
$1310
133K
Leuven
$1450
101K
Anderlecht
$1310
121K
Bruges
$1454
118K
Namur
$1249
111K
Hasselt
$1297
77.7K
Mechelen
$1373
86.9K
Mons
$1204
95.3K
La Louviere
$1311
81K
Aalst
$1432
85.7K
Sint-Niklaas
$1365
76.8K
Tournai
$1244
69.6K
Kortrijk
$1280
76.3K
Seraing
$1294
64.3K
Genk
$1306
66.1K
Ostend
$1202
71.3K
Geel
$1341
40.7K
Mouscron
$1260
58.2K
Roeselare
$1266
62.3K
Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
$1303
57.7K
Forest
$1261
56.6K
Verviers
$1026
55.2K
Saint-Gilles
$1239
49.7K
Beveren
$1350
48.2K
Beringen
$1275
46.1K