Barbados vs Belgium - Cost of Living Comparison

Barbados Belgium
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1262
$1324
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2807
$3115
🏠 One person rent
$594
$696
🏘️ Family rent
$832
$1100
🍽️ Food expenses
$488
$446
🚐 Transport expenses
$57
$71.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$2162
💸 GDP per capita
$15374
$45205
😃 Human freedom index
7.92
8.61
❤️ Life expectancy
79.3
80.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
65
73
🌐 English speaking %
98.6%
59%
🎓 Higher education
15
95
😀 Quality of life
51
72
🏙️ Population
286K
11.5M

The average cost of living in Barbados ($1262) is 5% less expensive than in Belgium ($1324). Barbados ranked 35th 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 1.1 months in Barbados compared to 1.6 months in Belgium. Ranked 84th and 29th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Barbados vs Belgium

We calculate prices for Barbados and Belgium as a population-weighted mean of 2 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.

Barbados Belgium
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.15
$15.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$44.4
$65.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.05
$9.16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.56
$3.84
 Cappuccino
$5
$2.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.52
$2.42
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$759
$642
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$377
$530
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1274
$1078
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$486
$860
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89.2
$96.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$148
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.7
$48
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.09%
1.85%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1714
$3337
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1442
$2765
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.75
$2.64
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$49.7
$45.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$21.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.75
$1.81
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.27
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.56
$1.66
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.94
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.84
$2.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$9.13
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.2
$14.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.45
$2.25
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.62
$1.7
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.4
$2.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$2.23
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.65
$1.53
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$1.24
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.02
$2.47
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16
$6.85
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.79
$1.54
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.09
$7.43
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.7
$10.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.04
$3.71
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.15
$1.9
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.32
$2.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$54
$28.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.57
$10.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$44.4
$28.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.82
$16.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.5
$86.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$130
$87.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$242
$481
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6416
$16083

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Cities Comparison in Barbados vs Belgium

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Barbados

City Cost of living Population
Bridgetown
$1262
110K
Holetown
$1268
1.6K

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