Belgium vs Czech Republic - Cost of Living Comparison

Belgium Czech Republic
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1324
$1007
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3115
$2325
🏠 One person rent
$696
$573
🏘️ Family rent
$1100
$928
🍽️ Food expenses
$446
$281
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.3
$56
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2162
$1320
💸 GDP per capita
$45205
$22933
😃 Human freedom index
8.61
8.61
❤️ Life expectancy
80.8
78.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
54
🌐 English speaking %
59%
27%
🎓 Higher education
95
89
😀 Quality of life
72
69
🏙️ Population
11.5M
10.5M

The average cost of living in Belgium ($1324) is 31% more expensive than in the Czech Republic ($1007). Belgium ranked 31st vs 64th for the Czech Republic 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 1.3 months in the Czech Republic. Ranked 29th and 34th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belgium vs the Czech Republic

We calculate prices for Belgium and the Czech Republic as a population-weighted mean of 91 and 58 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 Czech Republic
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.5
$6.41
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65.1
$28
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.16
$6.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.84
$1.69
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$2.25
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.42
$1.39
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$642
$495
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$530
$418
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1078
$875
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$860
$685
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$96.1
$122
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$148
$187
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48
$17.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.85%
4.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3337
$4209
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2765
$3002
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.64
$0.98
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45.2
$20.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$21.2
$10.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.81
$1.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$0.82
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.66
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.47
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.7
$1.88
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$8.96
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.13
$6.62
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$10
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$1.44
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$1.3
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.31
$1.56
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$2.6
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$0.83
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$0.79
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.47
$1.49
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.85
$5.33
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.54
$0.78
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.43
$5.05
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.2
$7.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.71
$3.92
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.9
$1.58
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$2.1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.8
$35.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.3
$7.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.4
$38.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.8
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.7
$69.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.8
$74.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$481
$386
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16083
$8353

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Cities Comparison in Belgium vs the Czech Republic

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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 the Czech Republic

City Cost of living Population
Prague
$1245
1.28M
Brno
$1028
379K
Ostrava
$958
280K
Plzen
$952
169K
Liberec
$772
103K
Olomouc
$841
99.5K
Hradec Kralove
$1004
90.6K
Zlin
$867
73K
Ceske Budejovice
$1008
93.4K
Pardubice
$818
88.5K
Usti nad Labem
$799
90.4K
Havirov
$915
69.1K
Kladno
$864
66.9K
Most
$650
62.9K
Zizkov
$893
56.1K
Opava
$896
54.8K
Frydek-Mistek
$893
53.9K
Karvina
$921
49.9K
Jihlava
$911
50.1K
Mlada Boleslav
$999
41.9K
Decin
$872
47K
Jablonec nad Nisou
$801
44.6K
Prostejov
$885
43.1K
Karlovy Vary
$874
45.5K
Prerov
$1303
41.4K
Chomutov
$701
46.3K
Kolin
$864
32K
Trinec
$944
34.2K
Trebic
$859
34.4K
Smichov
$888
33.5K