Belgium vs Egypt - Cost of Living Comparison

Belgium Egypt
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1324
$418
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3115
$1099
🏠 One person rent
$696
$140
🏘️ Family rent
$1100
$285
🍽️ Food expenses
$446
$178
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.3
$34
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2162
$232
💸 GDP per capita
$45205
$3569
😃 Human freedom index
8.61
4.49
❤️ Life expectancy
80.8
72.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
33
🌐 English speaking %
59%
33.7%
🎓 Higher education
95
72
😀 Quality of life
72
52
🏙️ Population
11.5M
94.8M

The average cost of living in Belgium ($1324) is 217% more expensive than in Egypt ($418). Belgium ranked 31st vs 189th for Egypt 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 Egypt. Ranked 29th and 80th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belgium vs Egypt

We calculate prices for Belgium and Egypt as a population-weighted mean of 91 and 29 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 Egypt
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.5
$4.51
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65.1
$16.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.16
$4.52
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.84
$1.74
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$1.72
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.42
$0.34
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$642
$150
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$530
$91.7
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1078
$344
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$860
$209
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$96.1
$21.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$148
$33.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48
$15
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.85%
11.64%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3337
$661
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2765
$366
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.64
$0.23
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45.2
$12
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$21.2
$2.35
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.81
$0.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$0.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.66
$0.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$0.62
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.7
$1.35
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$3.44
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.13
$4.61
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$9.15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$1.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$0.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.31
$0.5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$0.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$0.39
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$0.33
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.47
$0.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.85
$9.29
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.54
$1.46
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.43
$2.37
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.2
$2.67
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.71
$2.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.9
$1.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$0.93
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.8
$24.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.3
$5.02
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.4
$12.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.8
$2.69
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.7
$37.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.8
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$481
$106
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16083
$3106

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Cities Comparison in Belgium vs Egypt

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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 Egypt

City Cost of living Population
Cairo
$473
9.29M
Giza
$413
5.6M
Alexandria
$408
4.87M
Shubra El Kheima
$380
1.03M
Mansoura
$377
960K
Suez
$316
517K
Helwan
$374
619K
El Mahalla El Kubra
$349
543K
Port Said
$471
524K
Ismailia
$324
293K
Faiyum
$366
316K
Tanta
$341
430K
Asyut
$395
389K
Zagazig
$367
303K
Kafr El Dawwar
$365
263K
Shibin El Kom
$354
177K
Sohag
$344
194K
Minya
$364
236K
Aswan
$309
268K
Luxor
$345
202K
Benha
$340
158K
Qena
$329
201K
Damanhur
$348
244K
Hurghada
$433
161K
Damietta
$371
207K
Beni Suef
$263
193K
Sharm El Sheikh
$457
73K
El Gouna
$360
15K
Dahab
$468
4.48K