Belgium vs El Salvador - Cost of Living Comparison

Belgium El Salvador
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1324
$853
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3115
$1917
🏠 One person rent
$696
$408
🏘️ Family rent
$1100
$614
🍽️ Food expenses
$446
$285
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.3
$80.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2162
$386
💸 GDP per capita
$45205
$3799
😃 Human freedom index
8.61
7.39
❤️ Life expectancy
80.8
73.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
34
🌐 English speaking %
59%
1%
🎓 Higher education
95
41
😀 Quality of life
72
31
🏙️ Population
11.5M
6.42M

The average cost of living in Belgium ($1324) is 55% more expensive than in El Salvador ($853). Belgium ranked 31st vs 89th for El Salvador 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 0.5 months in El Salvador. Ranked 29th and 154th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belgium vs El Salvador

We calculate prices for Belgium and El Salvador as a population-weighted mean of 91 and 10 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 El Salvador
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.5
$4.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65.1
$26.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.16
$5.67
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.84
$1.55
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$2.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.42
$0.66
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$642
$466
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$530
$290
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1078
$644
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$860
$475
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$96.1
$41.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$148
$63.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48
$41.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.85%
11.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3337
$1117
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2765
$875
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.64
$0.29
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45.2
$27.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$21.2
$25.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.81
$1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$1.72
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.66
$1.24
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.31
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.7
$2.04
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$7.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.13
$5.57
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$8.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$2.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$1.12
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.31
$2.22
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$2.21
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$1.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.45
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.47
$1.92
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.85
$9.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.54
$1.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.43
$3.75
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.2
$6.05
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.71
$6.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.9
$2.73
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$2.21
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.8
$26.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.3
$4.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.4
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.8
$10.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.7
$47.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.8
$82.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$481
$86
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16083
$3858

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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 El Salvador

City Cost of living Population
San Salvador
$965
568K
Usulutan
$836
379K
Soyapango
$816
241K
San Miguel
$645
218K
Santa Ana
$909
270K
Mejicanos
$750
141K
Santa Tecla
$865
135K
Apopa
$830
131K
Ahuachapan
$870
111K
Sonsonate
$794
71.5K