Cost of living in Antwerp, Belgium

Summary of cost of living in Antwerp

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,417
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,606
  • Cost of living in Antwerp is more expensive than in 54% of cities in Western Europe (39 out of 83)
  • Cost of living in Antwerp is more expensive than in 58% of cities in the World (115 out of 271)
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List of prices in Antwerp
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.27
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.96
12 eggs, large €3.84
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.43
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.70
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.57
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.48
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of coca-cola €2.54
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.36
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,135
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €867
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €132
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €765
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €577
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €85
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €41
40” flat screen tv €442
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €109
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €10
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €81
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €41
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €98
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €131
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €22,536
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.53
Monthly ticket public transport €48
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €20
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €5.82
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €27
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €5.04
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.68
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.19
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.71
Tube of toothpaste €2.28
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €21
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €50
2 tickets to the movies €26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €80
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €65
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.30
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.56
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €455
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.25
1 month of gym membership in business district €33
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 95 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: May 23, 2022

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