Belgium vs Ethiopia - Cost of Living Comparison

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Belgium Ethiopia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1526
$883
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3567
$2356
🏠 One person rent
$811
$398
🏘️ Family rent
$1283
$920
🍽️ Food expenses
$512
$355
🚐 Transport expenses
$80
$43.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2638
$179
💸 GDP per capita
$49927
$1028
😃 Human freedom index
8.33
5.2
❤️ Life expectancy
81.9
65
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
37
🌐 English speaking %
59%
0.2%
🎓 Higher education
95
61
😀 Quality of life
88
15
🏙️ Population
11.6M
105M

The average cost of living in Belgium ($1526) is 73% more expensive than in Ethiopia ($883). Belgium ranked 31st vs 97th for Ethiopia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Belgium compared to 0.2 months in Ethiopia. Ranked 19th and 182nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belgium vs Ethiopia

We calculate prices for Belgium and Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.6
$6.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$76.2
$22.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
$6.22
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.38
$0.85
 Cappuccino
$3.5
$0.77
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.78
$0.63
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$736
$500
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$606
$209
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1219
$1268
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$989
$601
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$129
$100
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$198
$153
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.4
$32.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
15.93%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3873
$2097
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3181
$1348
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.67
$0.41
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$50.7
$12.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$24.7
$4.32
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.9
$1.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
$1.29
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.21
$0.9
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.13
$1.82
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.25
$2.56
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.8
$9.23
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$9.74
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.6
$13.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.44
$5.64
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$1.04
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.53
$2.36
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
$0.78
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.71
$0.56
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.42
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.72
$1.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.49
$7.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.86
$0.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.28
$4.01
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11
$18.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.11
$10.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.02
$4.88
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.72
$2.52
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$33.1
$63.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.3
$4.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.3
$44.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.7
$7.94
👖 Brand Jeans
$95.5
$35.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.3
$77.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$520
$78.9
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18409
$3062

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Belgium

City Cost of living Population
Antwerp
$1643
529K
Ghent
$1571
265K
Brussels
$1858
189K
Charleroi
$1402
202K
Liege
$1425
195K
Schaerbeek
$1656
133K
Anderlecht
$1635
121K
Mons
$1408
95.3K
Leuven
$1604
101K
Namur
$1350
111K
Bruges
$1383
119K
Ostend
$1284
71.6K
Aalst
$1616
88.9K
Mouscron
$1421
58.2K
Vilvoorde
$1594
44K
La Louviere
$1513
81K
Tournai
$1552
69.6K
Mechelen
$1530
86.9K
Hasselt
$1448
77.7K
Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
$1572
57.7K
Kortrijk
$1270
77.7K
Sint-Niklaas
$1406
80.2K
Forest
$1634
56.6K
Seraing
$1466
64.3K
Saint-Gilles
$1492
49.7K
Roeselare
$1293
64.5K
Dendermonde
$1468
45.7K
Genk
$1493
66.1K
Braine-l'Alleud
$1633
39.8K
Verviers
$1243
55.2K

In Ethiopia

City Cost of living Population
Addis Ababa
$932
3.04M
Gondar
$886
324K
Awasa
$845
300K
Mekelle
$802
324K
Bahir Dar
$885
243K
Jimma
$874
178K
Dire Dawa
$709
277K
Dessie
$827
188K
Jijiga
$708
159K
Harar
$679
129K