Belgium vs Hungary - Cost of Living Comparison

Belgium Hungary
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1324
$712
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3115
$1774
🏠 One person rent
$696
$341
🏘️ Family rent
$1100
$605
🍽️ Food expenses
$446
$234
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.3
$58.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2162
$801
💸 GDP per capita
$45205
$15980
😃 Human freedom index
8.61
7.73
❤️ Life expectancy
80.8
75.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
43
🌐 English speaking %
59%
20%
🎓 Higher education
95
81
😀 Quality of life
72
64
🏙️ Population
11.5M
9.77M

The average cost of living in Belgium ($1324) is 86% more expensive than in Hungary ($712). Belgium ranked 31st vs 119th for Hungary 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 1.1 months in Hungary. Ranked 29th and 47th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belgium vs Hungary

We calculate prices for Belgium and Hungary as a population-weighted mean of 91 and 33 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 Hungary
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.5
$5.99
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65.1
$30.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.16
$4.68
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.84
$1.46
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$1.59
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.42
$0.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$642
$313
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$530
$241
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1078
$607
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$860
$446
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$96.1
$74.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$148
$114
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48
$11.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.85%
6.14%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3337
$2294
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2765
$1603
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.64
$0.86
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45.2
$22.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$21.2
$9.81
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.81
$1.2
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$0.76
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.66
$0.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.7
$1.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$7.62
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.13
$4.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$9.19
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$1.16
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$1.22
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.31
$1.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$2.34
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$0.81
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$0.78
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.21
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.47
$1.08
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.85
$3.92
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.54
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.43
$4.61
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.2
$7.08
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.71
$2.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.9
$1.11
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$1.32
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.8
$30.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.3
$4.88
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.4
$39
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.8
$5.88
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.7
$58.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.8
$64.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$481
$247
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16083
$6051

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Cities Comparison in Belgium vs Hungary

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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 Hungary

City Cost of living Population
Budapest
$860
1.72M
Debrecen
$655
201K
Szeged
$615
159K
Gyor
$619
133K
Miskolc
$589
151K
Pecs
$534
140K
Kecskemet
$605
110K
Nyiregyhaza
$562
117K
Szekesfehervar
$675
95.5K
Szombathely
$582
78.3K
Erd
$650
70.1K
Tatabanya
$639
65.1K
Sopron
$597
62.9K
Veszprem
$624
58.2K
Szolnok
$515
69.7K
Budafok-Teteny
$599
55.1K
Dunakeszi
$760
44K
Zalaegerszeg
$561
55.5K
Kaposvar
$572
59.8K
Eger
$550
51.2K
Nagykanizsa
$544
46.9K
Bekescsaba
$535
58K
Hodmezovasarhely
$593
43.3K
Szigetszentmiklos
$601
40.5K
Dunaujvaros
$588
44.2K
Godollo
$592
31.8K
Cegled
$636
35.3K
Mosonmagyarovar
$598
34.4K
Vac
$652
32.9K
Salgotarjan
$614
32.3K