Asmara vs Brussels - Cost of Living Comparison

Asmara Brussels
🚶 Cost of living one person
$522
$1578
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1265
$3906
🏠 One person rent
$231
$885
🏘️ Family rent
$407
$1526
🍽️ Food expenses
$193
$480
🚐 Transport expenses
$46.7
$84.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$344
$2881
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
5 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
8
97
😀 Quality of life
17
90
🏙️ Population
963K
189K

The cost of living in Asmara is 67% less expensive than in Brussels. Cities ranked 8273rd and 2591st ($522 vs $1578) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 3rd in Eritrea and Belgium, respectively. Check Eritrea vs Belgium comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in Asmara compared to 1.8 months in Brussels. Asmara ranked 1st best city to live in Eritrea vs Brussels ranked 1st in Belgium, while ranked 9072nd and 128th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Asmara vs Brussels

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Asmara Brussels
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.7
$14
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
$64.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.35
$9.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.67
$5.24
 Cappuccino
$1.67
$3.55
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.53
$2.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$219
$854
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$146
$692
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$452
$1532
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$285
$1243
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.2
$114
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.8
$178
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34
$47.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.63%
1.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1387
$4253
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$823
$3593
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$2.68
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.1
$54.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.73
$22.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.94
$2
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$1.13
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.66
$1.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$1.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.47
$4.05
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.84
$12.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.09
$10.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.96
$18.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.1
$2.35
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$2.55
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$2.87
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$1.42
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
$1.26
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.34
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$3.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.6
$8.26
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.29
$2.09
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.48
$8.35
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.3
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.96
$4.12
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.44
$1.86
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.14
$2.48
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$22.8
$34.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.26
$12.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.2
$37.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.18
$23.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.8
$90.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$57
$93.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$101
$921
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3599
$24215

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Cities near Asmara

Distance City Cost of living
51 km or 32 mi Mendefera
$485
63 km or 39 mi Massawa
$487
71 km or 44 mi Keren
$488
214 km or 133 mi Mekelle
$578
270 km or 168 mi Kassala
$598
342 km or 212 mi Gondar
$598
407 km or 253 mi El-Gadarif
$588
437 km or 272 mi Al Hudaydah
$511
448 km or 279 mi Bahir Dar
$575
473 km or 294 mi Dessie
$570
490 km or 304 mi Zabid
$488
498 km or 310 mi Abha
$963
509 km or 316 mi Port Sudan
$601
513 km or 319 mi Bareq
$833
548 km or 340 mi Sa'dah
$486
567 km or 352 mi Sanaa
$553
580 km or 361 mi Sayyan
$487
583 km or 362 mi Taiz
$512
585 km or 363 mi Ibb
$502
589 km or 366 mi Atbara
$563
596 km or 370 mi Dhamar
$492
600 km or 373 mi Dikhil
$519
602 km or 374 mi Obock
$520
606 km or 376 mi Najran
$892
618 km or 384 mi Djibouti City
$548
620 km or 385 mi Ali Sabieh
$521
633 km or 393 mi Ad-Damazin
$574
649 km or 403 mi Bisha
$829
674 km or 419 mi Khartoum North
$614
684 km or 425 mi Mecca
$992
685 km or 426 mi Khartoum
$759
691 km or 429 mi Jeddah
$1067
693 km or 430 mi Omdurman
$570
701 km or 436 mi Addis Ababa
$752
715 km or 444 mi Dire Dawa
$491
715 km or 444 mi Kosti
$598
717 km or 446 mi Aden
$508
755 km or 469 mi Harar
$476
758 km or 471 mi Borama
$618
788 km or 489 mi Jijiga
$554

Cities near Brussels

Distance City Cost of living
3.2 km or 2 mi Schaerbeek
$1413
3.3 km or 2.1 mi Saint-Gilles
$1345
4 km or 2.5 mi Anderlecht
$1410
4.2 km or 2.6 mi Forest
$1438
4.5 km or 2.8 mi Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
$1371
6.2 km or 3.8 mi Watermael-Boitsfort
$1407
7.3 km or 4.6 mi Dilbeek
$1414
10 km or 6.3 mi Sint-Pieters-Leeuw
$1457
10 km or 6.4 mi Vilvoorde
$1454
11 km or 6.8 mi Tervuren
$1708
15 km or 9 mi Overijse
$1407
15 km or 9.1 mi Waterloo
$1448
15 km or 9.1 mi Halle
$1408
17 km or 11 mi Zemst
$1390
19 km or 12 mi Braine-l'Alleud
$1479
19 km or 12 mi Rixensart
$1405
21 km or 13 mi Mechelen
$1425
21 km or 13 mi Tubize
$1443
23 km or 14 mi Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
$1410
23 km or 14 mi Wavre
$1391
23 km or 15 mi Herent
$1312
24 km or 15 mi Ninove
$1408
24 km or 15 mi Aalst
$1418
25 km or 15 mi Leuven
$1551
26 km or 16 mi Dendermonde
$1372
28 km or 17 mi Nivelles
$1389
31 km or 20 mi Braine-le-Comte
$1406
35 km or 22 mi Lier
$1403
35 km or 22 mi Geraardsbergen
$1252
36 km or 23 mi Heist-op-den-Berg
$1389
37 km or 23 mi Mortsel
$1556
37 km or 23 mi Aarschot
$1351
37 km or 23 mi Soignies
$1408
38 km or 23 mi Zottegem
$1401
38 km or 24 mi Lokeren
$1449
38 km or 24 mi Sint-Niklaas
$1466
40 km or 25 mi Gembloux
$1338
40 km or 25 mi Beveren
$1558
41 km or 26 mi Tienen
$1505
41 km or 26 mi Antwerp
$1537