Belgium vs Colombia - Cost of Living Comparison

Belgium Colombia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1324
$548
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3115
$1340
🏠 One person rent
$696
$239
🏘️ Family rent
$1100
$409
🍽️ Food expenses
$446
$177
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.3
$78
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2162
$312
💸 GDP per capita
$45205
$5335
😃 Human freedom index
8.61
7.01
❤️ Life expectancy
80.8
77.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
39
🌐 English speaking %
59%
4.2%
🎓 Higher education
95
78
😀 Quality of life
72
50
🏙️ Population
11.5M
49.1M

The average cost of living in Belgium ($1324) is 141% more expensive than in Colombia ($548). Belgium ranked 31st vs 158th for Colombia 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 Colombia. Ranked 29th and 91st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belgium vs Colombia

We calculate prices for Belgium and Colombia as a population-weighted mean of 91 and 50 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 Colombia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.5
$3.41
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65.1
$14.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.16
$4.78
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.84
$1.05
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$1.45
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.42
$0.61
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$642
$242
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$530
$167
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1078
$441
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$860
$304
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$96.1
$37.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$148
$57.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48
$20.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.85%
11.56%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3337
$1510
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2765
$896
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.64
$0.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45.2
$27.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$21.2
$10.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.81
$0.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$0.81
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.66
$0.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$0.72
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.7
$1.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$3.68
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.13
$3.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$4.85
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$1.73
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$0.7
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.31
$0.94
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$0.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$0.71
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$0.72
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.47
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.85
$8.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.54
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.43
$1.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.2
$4.21
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.71
$3.47
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.9
$1.51
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$1.19
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.8
$19.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.3
$3.11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.4
$20.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.8
$4.26
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.7
$40.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.8
$60.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$481
$155
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16083
$3736

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Cities Comparison in Belgium vs Colombia

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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 Colombia

City Cost of living Population
Bogota
$679
7.74M
Medellin
$648
2.53M
Cali
$555
2.47M
Barranquilla
$577
1.27M
Cartagena
$799
1.04M
Valledupar
$471
544K
Villavicencio
$411
664K
Soacha
$466
660K
Cucuta
$384
750K
Pereira
$414
591K
Monteria
$486
505K
Bucaramanga
$480
581K
Soledad
$440
456K
Buenaventura
$433
424K
Santa Marta
$537
516K
Ibague
$363
541K
Manizales
$474
434K
Palmira
$391
349K
Armenia
$421
301K
Neiva
$390
353K
Pasto
$405
393K
Popayan
$400
301K
Envigado
$500
229K
Floridablanca
$404
267K
Bello
$402
372K
Sincelejo
$421
287K
Tulua
$393
219K
Duitama
$444
127K
Cartago
$392
211K
Tumaco
$432
213K