Belgium vs Pakistan - Cost of Living Comparison

Belgium Pakistan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1324
$294
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3115
$699
🏠 One person rent
$696
$123
🏘️ Family rent
$1100
$217
🍽️ Food expenses
$446
$107
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.3
$32.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2162
$147
💸 GDP per capita
$45205
$1189
😃 Human freedom index
8.61
5.63
❤️ Life expectancy
80.8
67.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
28
🌐 English speaking %
59%
9.1%
🎓 Higher education
95
60
😀 Quality of life
72
41
🏙️ Population
11.5M
217M

The average cost of living in Belgium ($1324) is 350% more expensive than in Pakistan ($294). Belgium ranked 31st vs 197th for Pakistan 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 0.5 months in Pakistan. Ranked 29th and 120th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belgium vs Pakistan

We calculate prices for Belgium and Pakistan as a population-weighted mean of 91 and 36 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 Pakistan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.5
$1.43
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65.1
$9.32
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.16
$3.09
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.84
$2.13
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$1.25
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.42
$0.21
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$642
$99
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$530
$67.9
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1078
$211
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$860
$137
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$96.1
$30.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$148
$47.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48
$18
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.85%
13.16%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3337
$606
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2765
$366
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.64
$0.18
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45.2
$7.99
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$21.2
$2.07
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.81
$0.7
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$0.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.66
$0.37
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$0.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.7
$0.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$4.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.13
$2.18
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$3.21
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$0.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$0.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.31
$0.6
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$0.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$0.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$0.26
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.18
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.47
$0.72
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.85
$3.57
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.54
$1.13
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.43
$1.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.2
$1.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.71
$1.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.9
$0.89
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$0.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.8
$13.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.3
$3.17
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.4
$8.19
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.8
$2.25
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.7
$13.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.8
$40.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$481
$35.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16083
$965

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Cities Comparison in Belgium vs Pakistan

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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 Pakistan

City Cost of living Population
Karachi
$307
14.9M
Lahore
$360
11.1M
Faisalabad
$254
3.2M
Rawalpindi
$319
2.1M
Gujranwala
$223
2.03M
Peshawar
$238
1.97M
Multan
$244
1.87M
Islamabad
$304
1.01M
Hyderabad
$221
1.73M
Sargodha
$404
660K
Quetta
$271
1M
Sialkot
$239
656K
Dera Ghazi Khan
$233
399K
Bahawalpur
$248
762K
Larkana
$248
491K
Sheikhupura
$234
473K
Chiniot
$226
478K
Jhang
$236
414K
Wah
$211
259K
Sukkur
$231
500K
Gujrat
$243
391K
Mardan
$244
359K
Nawabshah
$239
263K
Okara
$343
232K
Mingora
$246
280K
Burewala
$226
203K
Kamoke
$213
231K
Sahiwal
$201
248K
Jacobabad
$244
201K
Mirpur
$256
124K