Belgium vs Indonesia - Cost of Living Comparison

Belgium Indonesia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1324
$564
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3115
$1422
🏠 One person rent
$696
$260
🏘️ Family rent
$1100
$511
🍽️ Food expenses
$446
$207
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.3
$41.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2162
$326
💸 GDP per capita
$45205
$3870
😃 Human freedom index
8.61
7.1
❤️ Life expectancy
80.8
71.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
38
🌐 English speaking %
59%
18%
🎓 Higher education
95
71
😀 Quality of life
72
51
🏙️ Population
11.5M
271M

The average cost of living in Belgium ($1324) is 135% more expensive than in Indonesia ($564). Belgium ranked 31st vs 153rd for Indonesia 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 Indonesia. Ranked 29th and 83rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belgium vs Indonesia

We calculate prices for Belgium and Indonesia as a population-weighted mean of 91 and 82 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 Indonesia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.5
$1.85
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65.1
$14.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.16
$3.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.84
$2.99
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$2.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.42
$0.68
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$642
$275
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$530
$167
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1078
$601
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$860
$371
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$96.1
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$148
$64.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48
$30
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.85%
9.81%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3337
$1590
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2765
$848
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.64
$0.32
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45.2
$14.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$21.2
$3.91
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.81
$0.75
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$1.29
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.66
$1.19
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$0.95
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.7
$1.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$7.39
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.13
$3.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$8.16
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$2.45
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$1.37
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.31
$1.73
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$1.05
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$1.28
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.01
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.47
$1.17
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.85
$18.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.54
$2.31
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.43
$1.92
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.2
$2.65
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.71
$2.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.9
$0.99
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$0.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.8
$27
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.3
$3.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.4
$14.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.8
$3.79
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.7
$38.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.8
$68.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$481
$99.2
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16083
$7362

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Cities Comparison in Belgium vs Indonesia

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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 Indonesia

City Cost of living Population
Jakarta
$708
10.6M
Bali
$736
4.23M
Bekasi
$531
2.38M
Tangerang
$638
2.24M
Surabaya
$539
2.89M
Bandung
$506
2.88M
Medan
$504
2.11M
Depok
$467
2.33M
Bogor
$505
1.03M
South Tangerang
$530
1.64M
Batam
$613
1.03M
Pekanbaru
$562
983K
Semarang
$525
1.62M
Cilacap
$523
1.17M
Makassar
$510
1.34M
Bandar Lampung
$348
1.17M
Palembang
$500
1.54M
Padang
$985
915K
Denpasar
$562
835K
Samarinda
$590
753K
Cimahi
$617
587K
Malang
$418
866K
Banjarmasin
$410
693K
Pontianak
$446
618K
Serang
$510
613K
Jambi
$499
602K
Tasikmalaya
$443
678K
Manado
$611
462K
Kupang
$494
434K
Jayapura
$463
413K