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Cost of Living in Brussels | Belgium

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1530
$3679
🛋️ Without rent
$686
$2297
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$845
$1382
🍽️ Food
$481
$1271
🚐 Transport
$79.9
$220
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2733
🏙️ Population
177k

The average cost of living in Brussels is $1530, which is in the top 25% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2280th out of 9294 in our global list and 7th out of 91 in Belgium.

The median after-tax salary is $2733, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months. Ranked 221st (TOP 3%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 3rd best city to live in Belgium. With an estimated population of 177k, Brussels is the 5th largest city in Belgium.

✈️ Closest airport11 kmBrussels Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate14.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank134Catholic University of Leuven
Cost of living in Brussels infographic

Prices in Brussels

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$14.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$58.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.72
☕ Cappuccino
$3.93
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.85

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.84
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.99
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.68
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.52
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.59
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.82
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.56
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.03
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.65
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.88
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.83
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.75

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$55.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$23.4
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.64

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$839
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$675
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1400
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1143
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$94.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$146
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$42.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.7%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3834
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3003

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$29.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$21
👖 Brand Jeans
$94.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$91.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$847
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$20178

Brussels Cost of Living comparison