Belgium vs Lebanon - Cost of Living Comparison

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Belgium Lebanon
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1526
$1223
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3567
$3215
🏠 One person rent
$811
$570
🏘️ Family rent
$1283
$1199
🍽️ Food expenses
$512
$314
🚐 Transport expenses
$80
$137
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2638
$364
💸 GDP per capita
$49927
$4136
😃 Human freedom index
8.33
5.74
❤️ Life expectancy
81.9
75
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
24
🌐 English speaking %
59%
40%
🎓 Higher education
95
75
😀 Quality of life
88
46
🏙️ Population
11.6M
6.1M

The average cost of living in Belgium ($1526) is 25% more expensive than in Lebanon ($1223). Belgium ranked 31st vs 50th for Lebanon 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 Lebanon. Ranked 19th and 92nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belgium vs Lebanon

We calculate prices for Belgium and Lebanon as a population-weighted mean of 91 and 6 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 Lebanon
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.6
$7.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$76.2
$45.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
$6.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.38
$2.46
 Cappuccino
$3.5
$2.1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.78
$1.29
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$736
$628
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$606
$313
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1219
$1524
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$989
$778
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$129
$144
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$198
$220
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.4
$51.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
10.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3873
$3393
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3181
$1540
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.67
$1.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$50.7
$60.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$24.7
$13.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.9
$0.91
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
$1.68
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.21
$0.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.13
$1.72
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.25
$2.23
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.8
$9.53
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$7.03
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.6
$11.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.44
$1.37
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$1.38
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.53
$0.86
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
$1.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.71
$0.8
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.72
$1.35
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.49
$5.83
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.86
$1.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.28
$2.29
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11
$4.02
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.11
$12.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.02
$7.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.72
$1.27
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$33.1
$52.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.3
$5.98
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.3
$199
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.7
$26.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$95.5
$75.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.3
$103
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$520
$308
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18409
$3933

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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 Lebanon

City Cost of living Population
Beirut
$1324
2.42M
Tyre
$794
160K
Tripoli
$747
244K
Sidon
$894
80K
Zahle
$1003
100K
Jounieh
$1113
102K