Belgium vs Slovakia - Cost of Living Comparison

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Belgium Slovakia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1526
$1131
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3567
$2638
🏠 One person rent
$811
$633
🏘️ Family rent
$1283
$1064
🍽️ Food expenses
$512
$342
🚐 Transport expenses
$80
$52.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2638
$1231
💸 GDP per capita
$49927
$21257
😃 Human freedom index
8.33
8.04
❤️ Life expectancy
81.9
74.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
54
🌐 English speaking %
59%
25.9%
🎓 Higher education
95
76
😀 Quality of life
88
69
🏙️ Population
11.6M
5.45M

The average cost of living in Belgium ($1526) is 35% more expensive than in Slovakia ($1131). Belgium ranked 31st vs 61st for Slovakia 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 1.1 months in Slovakia. Ranked 19th and 44th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belgium vs Slovakia

We calculate prices for Belgium and Slovakia as a population-weighted mean of 91 and 23 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 Slovakia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.6
$7.93
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$76.2
$38.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
$7.94
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.38
$2.11
 Cappuccino
$3.5
$2.4
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.78
$1.74
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$736
$566
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$606
$456
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1219
$1033
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$989
$786
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$129
$137
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$198
$211
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.4
$18.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
3.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3873
$3680
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3181
$2779
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.67
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$50.7
$28.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$24.7
$12.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.9
$1.72
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.21
$1.2
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.13
$1.54
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.25
$3.08
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.8
$11.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$7.01
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.6
$13.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.44
$1.55
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$1.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.53
$2.1
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
$3.8
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.71
$1.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.08
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.72
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.49
$5.73
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.86
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.28
$5.18
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11
$8.13
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.11
$3.47
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.02
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.72
$2.22
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$33.1
$35.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.3
$8.74
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.3
$35.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.7
$15.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$95.5
$72.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.3
$81.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$520
$420
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18409
$8663

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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 Slovakia

City Cost of living Population
Bratislava
$1255
476K
Kosice
$1144
229K
Petrzalka
$1188
114K
Zilina
$1021
82.7K
Nitra
$1120
77.6K
Presov
$931
84.8K
Banska Bystrica
$1040
76K
Trnava
$1064
63.8K
Martin
$1033
51.1K
Trencin
$1147
54.7K
Liptovsky Mikulas
$1166
30.5K
Zvolen
$1464
39.8K
Prievidza
$883
45K
Povazska Bystrica
$1085
38.6K
Poprad
$1067
49.9K
Nove Zamky
$1011
37.8K
Ruzomberok
$1108
27.4K
Michalovce
$1036
36.7K
Komarno
$1043
33K
Levice
$894
32K
Spisska Nova Ves
$1069
35.4K
Lucenec
$1225
25.9K
Piestany
$899
27.3K