Cost of Living in Ghent

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1571
$3713
🛋️ Without rent
$741
$2424
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$830
$1289
🍽️ Food
$504
$1332
🚐 Transport
$113
$316
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2695
😀 Quality of life
85
🏙️ Population
265K

The average cost of living in Ghent is $1571, which is in the top 34% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 3150th out of 9294 in our global list and 25th out of 91 in Belgium.

The median after-tax salary is $2695, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months. Ranked 238th (TOP 3%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 5th best city to live in Belgium. With an estimated population of 265K, Ghent is the 2nd largest city in Belgium.

✈️ Closest airport 44 km Flanders International Airport Kortrijk-Wevelgem
😷 Air quality Good 11.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 123 Ghent University
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Prices in Ghent

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$18
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$77.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.04
 Cappuccino
$3.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.09
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$794
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$631
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1267
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1003
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$121
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$187
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.88%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3887
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3452
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.71
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$54
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$29.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.84
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.13
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.05
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.12
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.38
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.54
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.62
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.42
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.71
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.36
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.71
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.44
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.51
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$95.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$485
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$26268

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