Cost of living in Ghent, Belgium

Summary of cost of living in Ghent

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,183
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,503
  • Cost of living in Ghent is cheaper than in 60% of cities in Western Europe (50 out of 83)
  • Cost of living in Ghent is more expensive than in 53% of cities in the World (128 out of 271)
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List of prices in Ghent
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.55
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.97
12 eggs, large €2.31
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.76
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.58
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.77
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.45
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of coca-cola €2.40
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.12
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,025
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €831
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €155
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €785
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €548
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €123
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €29
40” flat screen tv €383
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €118
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €11
Hourly rate for cleaning help €9
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €79
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €43
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €93
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €126
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €23,515
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.34
Monthly ticket public transport €49
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €28
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €9
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €26
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €4.50
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.72
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.39
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.32
Tube of toothpaste €2.32
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €21
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €36
2 tickets to the movies €21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €43
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €49
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.13
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.91
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €438
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.23
1 month of gym membership in business district €26
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 30 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 23, 2022

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