Cost of living in Brussels, Belgium

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €5.11
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.10
12 eggs, large €3.76
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.04
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.74
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.09
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.55
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €2.10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.44
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.53
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,211
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €947
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €139
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €857
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €637
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €91
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €34
40” flat screen TV €460
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €125
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €10
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €84
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €39
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €80
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €155
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €25,100
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.27
Monthly ticket public transport €49
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €19
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €26
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €5.14
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €4.07
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.38
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.93
Tube of toothpaste €2.56
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €38
2 tickets to the movies €23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €63
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €69
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.02
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.25
iPad Air 2, 64GB €565
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.19
1 month of gym membership in business district €50
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.98
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 643 prices entered by 162 different people.
Latest price update: September 21, 2017.

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