Austria vs Belgium - Cost of Living Comparison

Austria Belgium
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1467
$1324
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3623
$3115
🏠 One person rent
$755
$696
🏘️ Family rent
$1430
$1100
🍽️ Food expenses
$437
$446
🚐 Transport expenses
$122
$71.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2255
$2162
💸 GDP per capita
$48589
$45205
😃 Human freedom index
8.67
8.61
❤️ Life expectancy
81.2
80.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
74
73
🌐 English speaking %
73.1%
59%
🎓 Higher education
93
95
😀 Quality of life
85
72
🏙️ Population
8.98M
11.5M

The average cost of living in Austria ($1467) is 11% more expensive than in Belgium ($1324). Austria ranked 25th 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 1.5 months in Austria compared to 1.6 months in Belgium. Ranked 5th and 29th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Austria vs Belgium

We calculate prices for Austria and Belgium as a population-weighted mean of 26 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.

Austria Belgium
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.6
$15.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.4
$65.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.62
$9.16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.96
$3.84
 Cappuccino
$3.39
$2.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.69
$2.42
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$709
$642
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$552
$530
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1473
$1078
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1112
$860
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$96.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$213
$148
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33
$48
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.01%
1.85%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7152
$3337
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4966
$2765
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.45
$2.64
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$46.5
$45.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.6
$21.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.75
$1.81
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.88
$1.66
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.94
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.89
$2.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.2
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$9.13
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.3
$14.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$2.25
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.77
$1.7
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
$2.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
$2.23
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$1.53
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$1.24
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.41
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.07
$2.47
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.62
$6.85
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.09
$1.54
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.81
$7.43
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.2
$10.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.86
$3.71
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.44
$1.9
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.01
$2.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$28.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.3
$10.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$103
$28.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.3
$16.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$90.6
$86.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.3
$87.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$323
$481
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9588
$16083

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Cities Comparison in Austria vs Belgium

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Austria

City Cost of living Population
Vienna
$1582
1.91M
Graz
$1217
289K
Linz
$1387
205K
Salzburg
$1359
155K
Innsbruck
$1395
132K
Klagenfurt
$1369
101K
Sankt Polten
$1321
55.5K
Dornbirn
$1435
48.1K
Wels
$1182
61.2K
Villach
$1438
61.9K
Wiener Neustadt
$1301
44.5K
Feldkirch
$1261
33.4K
Baden bei Wien
$1594
26.3K
Bregenz
$1446
29.8K
Steyr
$1345
38.3K
Modling
$1280
20.6K
Leoben
$1115
24.6K
Leonding
$1292
28.7K
Klosterneuburg
$1345
27.1K
Wolfsberg
$1336
25K
Krems an der Donau
$1319
24.6K
Traun
$1270
24.5K
Amstetten
$1269
23.7K
Lustenau
$1327
22.8K
Kapfenberg
$1288
22.8K
Hallein
$1217
21.2K

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