Cost of Living in Belgium

cost of livingAs we approach 2011, what can we expect for our money? We have taken a look at the average prices in Belgium to see what we can get for our money this year.

Take a look at what we have found out and see how the cost of living compares to that in your home country.

First let us look at the the cost of renting a 3 bedroom apartment outside the city – approx. 850 Euros per month

 

Clothing

1 pair of leather shoes = 100 Euros
1 pair of brand name jeans = 80 Euros
Brand name pair of trainers = 100 Euros
A dress purchased from the high street or a chain store = 50 Euros


Eating out

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330ml bottle of water = 2 Euros
330ml bottle of coke/pepsi/fanta = 2 Euros
330ml bottle of imported beer = 2.70 Euros
Meal for one at a budget restaurant = 12 Euros
Meal for 2 at a 3-4 star restaurant = 70 Euros
Pint of draught beer = 2.70 Euros
Mcdonalds medium meal = 8 Euros

On the Shopping list

1 packet of Marlboro cigarettes = 5 Euros
Average bottle of wine = 10 Euros
500ml bottle of local beer = 1.20 Euros
330ml bottle of imported beer = 1.50 Euros
2 litre bottle of water = 1.70 Euros
1 litre milk = 1.20 Euros
Box of 12 eggs = 2.55 Euros
1 kg chicken breasts = 9 Euroscost of living
1 kg fresh cheese = 13.50 Euros
Loaf of fresh bread = 1.88 Euros

Out and about

1 litre of gas from fuel station = 1.60 Euros
1 Months bus pass = 40 Euros
5km taxi daytime taxi trip = 13 Euros
Cinema ticket for one adult = 8.80 Euros
1 Months membership at the fitness centrer for 1 adult = 50 Euros