Belgium vs Brazil - Cost of Living Comparison

Belgium Brazil
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1324
$661
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3115
$1645
🏠 One person rent
$696
$285
🏘️ Family rent
$1100
$473
🍽️ Food expenses
$446
$217
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.3
$79.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2162
$396
💸 GDP per capita
$45205
$6797
😃 Human freedom index
8.61
7.22
❤️ Life expectancy
80.8
76.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
38
🌐 English speaking %
59%
5.1%
🎓 Higher education
95
93
😀 Quality of life
72
45
🏙️ Population
11.5M
213M

The average cost of living in Belgium ($1324) is 100% more expensive than in Brazil ($661). Belgium ranked 31st vs 128th for Brazil in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Belgium compared to 0.6 months in Brazil. Ranked 29th and 113th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belgium vs Brazil

We calculate prices for Belgium and Brazil as a population-weighted mean of 91 and 385 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.

Belgium Brazil
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.5
$4.61
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65.1
$22.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.16
$5.82
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.84
$1.65
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$1.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.42
$0.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$642
$299
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$530
$193
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1078
$486
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$860
$345
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$96.1
$52.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$148
$81.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48
$18.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.85%
9.53%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3337
$1462
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2765
$1009
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.64
$0.9
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45.2
$40.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$21.2
$8.14
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.81
$1.24
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$0.91
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.66
$1.04
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$0.94
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.7
$1.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$7.69
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.13
$3.81
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$7.96
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$1.45
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$1.02
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.31
$0.91
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$1.4
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$0.96
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$0.93
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.47
$1.51
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.85
$7.55
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.54
$1.12
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.43
$2.09
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.2
$4.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.71
$2.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.9
$1.2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$0.85
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.8
$20.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.3
$5.56
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.4
$45.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.8
$6.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.7
$42.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.8
$69.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$481
$271
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16083
$6225

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Cities Comparison in Belgium vs Brazil

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In Brazil

City Cost of living Population
Sao Paulo
$948
12.3M
Rio de Janeiro
$903
6.75M
Brasilia
$878
3.02M
Manaus
$828
2.22M
Curitiba
$698
1.88M
Belo Horizonte
$722
2.51M
Belem
$689
1.5M
Recife
$653
1.65M
Campinas
$753
1.16M
Salvador
$694
2.89M
Porto Alegre
$727
1.48M
Fortaleza
$565
2.45M
Santo Andre
$702
710K
Natal
$586
878K
Goiania
$683
1.39M
Guarulhos
$548
1.32M
Maceio
$564
1.03M
Nova Iguacu
$586
823K
Joao Pessoa
$632
818K
Ribeirao Preto
$682
666K
Niteroi
$733
497K
Sao Jose dos Campos
$621
689K
Sao Bernardo do Campo
$679
844K
Caxias do Sul
$492
517K
Jaboatao dos Guararapes
$594
707K
Vitoria
$650
356K
Jundiai
$776
402K
Osasco
$646
695K
Campos dos Goytacazes
$559
511K
Sorocaba
$672
645K