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Cost of Living in Leuven | Belgium

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1503
$3547
🛋️ Without rent
$697
$2212
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$806
$1335
🍽️ Food
$479
$1257
🚐 Transport
$96.3
$277
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2215
🏙️ Population
100k

The average cost of living in Leuven is $1503, which is in the top 26% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2383rd out of 9294 in our global list and 10th out of 91 in Belgium.

The median after-tax salary is $2215, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months. Ranked 569th (TOP 7%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 5th best city to live in Belgium. With an estimated population of 100k, Leuven is the 10th largest city in Belgium.

✈️ Closest airport14 kmBeauvechain Air Base
😷 Air qualityModerate14.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank134Catholic University of Leuven
Cost of living in Leuven infographic

Prices in Leuven

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$68
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.17
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.57
☕ Cappuccino
$3.35
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.66

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.35
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.11
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.69
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.78
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.29
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.57
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.01
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.67
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.61
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.25
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.81
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.76
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.74
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.42

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$39.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$45.4
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.65

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$731
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$649
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1318
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1103
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$137
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$52.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.46%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6676
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2658

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$19.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$583
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14807