Belgium vs Brunei - Cost of Living Comparison

Belgium Brunei
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1324
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3115
$2392
🏠 One person rent
$696
$606
🏘️ Family rent
$1100
$976
🍽️ Food expenses
$446
$313
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.3
$50.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2162
$1839
💸 GDP per capita
$45205
$27443
😃 Human freedom index
8.61
6.46
❤️ Life expectancy
80.8
76
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
60
🌐 English speaking %
59%
37.8%
🎓 Higher education
95
54
😀 Quality of life
72
68
🏙️ Population
11.5M
429K

The average cost of living in Belgium ($1324) is 24% more expensive than in Brunei ($1066). Belgium ranked 31st vs 52nd for Brunei 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 1.7 months in Brunei. Ranked 29th and 36th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belgium vs Brunei

We calculate prices for Belgium and Brunei as a population-weighted mean of 91 and 3 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 Brunei
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.5
$3.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65.1
$21.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.16
$4.89
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.84
$6.38
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$3.49
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.42
$0.72
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$642
$664
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$530
$459
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1078
$1080
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$860
$793
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$96.1
$35.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$148
$54.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48
$70.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.85%
4.29%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3337
$1413
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2765
$892
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.64
$1.1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45.2
$30.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$21.2
$23.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.81
$0.37
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$1.69
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.66
$1.33
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.21
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.7
$2.03
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$8.63
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.13
$4.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$14.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$3.15
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$2.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.31
$3.6
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$3.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$1.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.95
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.54
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.47
$1.47
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.85
$10.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.54
$3.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.43
$5.25
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.2
$5.9
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.71
$4.6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.9
$1.82
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$2.03
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.8
$46.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.3
$5.41
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.4
$31.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.8
$7.97
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.7
$80.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.8
$93.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$481
$208
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16083
$11287

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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 Brunei

City Cost of living Population
Bandar Seri Begawan
$1059
50K
Seria
$1095
13.1K
Kuala Belait
$1053
4.26K