Belgium vs Denmark - Cost of Living Comparison

Belgium Denmark
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1324
$1665
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3115
$3941
🏠 One person rent
$696
$879
🏘️ Family rent
$1100
$1606
🍽️ Food expenses
$446
$526
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.3
$109
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2162
$3217
💸 GDP per capita
$45205
$61063
😃 Human freedom index
8.61
8.98
❤️ Life expectancy
80.8
81.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
88
🌐 English speaking %
59%
86.1%
🎓 Higher education
95
97
😀 Quality of life
72
82
🏙️ Population
11.5M
5.83M

The average cost of living in Belgium ($1324) is 21% less expensive than in Denmark ($1665). Belgium ranked 31st vs 20th for Denmark 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 1.9 months in Denmark. Ranked 29th and 9th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belgium vs Denmark

We calculate prices for Belgium and Denmark as a population-weighted mean of 91 and 27 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 Denmark
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.5
$16.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65.1
$80.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.16
$11
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.84
$6.35
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$5.28
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.42
$3.29
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$642
$967
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$530
$691
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1078
$1767
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$860
$1329
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$96.1
$103
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$148
$158
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48
$30.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.85%
1.81%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3337
$5032
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2765
$3503
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.64
$3.22
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45.2
$68.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$21.2
$24.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.81
$2.03
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$1.48
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.66
$2.45
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.12
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.7
$3.82
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.13
$9.76
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$13.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$2.72
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$2.77
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.31
$2.88
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$3.62
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$1.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.61
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.87
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.47
$3.1
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.85
$10.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.54
$1.77
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.43
$7.59
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.2
$7.13
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.71
$4.19
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.9
$1.58
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$1.98
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.8
$34.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.3
$15.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.4
$65.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.8
$22.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.7
$94.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.8
$98.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$481
$434
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16083
$6094

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Cities Comparison in Belgium vs Denmark

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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 Denmark

City Cost of living Population
Copenhagen
$2071
644K
Aarhus
$1568
269K
Odense
$1604
177K
Aalborg
$1405
113K
Frederiksberg
$1845
105K
Naestved
$1439
41.9K
Gentofte
$1486
75.8K
Esbjerg
$1365
72.3K
Vejle
$1633
56.6K
Kolding
$1382
58.8K
Silkeborg
$1344
44.3K
Horsens
$1384
59.4K
Viborg
$1265
41.1K
Horsholm
$1491
47.5K
Helsingor
$1489
47.4K
Randers
$1376
62.6K
Roskilde
$1582
50K
Fredericia
$1469
39.9K
Holstebro
$1175
35.4K
Herning
$1419
44.6K
Hillerod
$1721
35.4K
Svendborg
$1582
27.2K
Frederikshavn
$1108
23.5K
Sonderborg
$1214
27.6K
Haderslev
$1337
22K
Nuuk
$2011
18.3K
Torshavn
$1597
13.3K