Belgium vs Laos - Cost of Living Comparison

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Belgium Laos
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1526
$1168
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3567
$2413
🏠 One person rent
$811
$770
🏘️ Family rent
$1283
$1124
🍽️ Food expenses
$512
$243
🚐 Transport expenses
$80
$76.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2638
$378
💸 GDP per capita
$49927
$2054
😃 Human freedom index
8.33
5.34
❤️ Life expectancy
81.9
68.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
28
🌐 English speaking %
59%
6%
🎓 Higher education
95
24
😀 Quality of life
88
25
🏙️ Population
11.6M
6.86M

The average cost of living in Belgium ($1526) is 31% more expensive than in Laos ($1168). Belgium ranked 31st vs 56th for Laos 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 0.3 months in Laos. Ranked 19th and 160th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belgium vs Laos

We calculate prices for Belgium and Laos as a population-weighted mean of 91 and 4 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 Laos
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.6
$2.02
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$76.2
$37.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
$4.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.38
$1.06
 Cappuccino
$3.5
$1.59
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.78
$0.94
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$736
$647
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$606
$717
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1219
$1865
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$989
$820
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$129
$52.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$198
$80
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.4
$15
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
10.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3873
$3476
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3181
$876
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.67
$0.6
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$50.7
$15.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$24.7
$14.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.9
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
$1.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.21
$1.15
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.13
$1.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.25
$1.72
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.8
$16.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$5.67
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.6
$5.75
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.44
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.53
$2.25
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
$1.4
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.71
$1.12
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.72
$0.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.49
$13.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.86
$0.91
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.28
$1.66
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11
$3.63
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.11
$2.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.02
$1.53
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.72
$1.08
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$33.1
$51.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.3
$3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.3
$17.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.7
$1.89
👖 Brand Jeans
$95.5
$94.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.3
$76.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$520
$350
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18409
$9934

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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 Laos

City Cost of living Population
Vientiane
$1177
948K
Thakhek
$1113
85K
Luang Prabang
$1121
53.8K
Vang Vieng
$1122
25K