Travel budget in Belgium

Belgium: calculate your travel budget

Belgium: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Belgium for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 73 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 10 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1750* (1470 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 107 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 3607* (3024 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 133 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 70 per person
  • $ 44 per person
  • $ 27 per person

Total budget:

$ 5740* (4816 €)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Belgium in 2019

Cost of living: Belgium VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Belgium in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Belgium in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Belgium by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Belgium compared to the national average.

Cities /Belgium View Details
Ostend 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ostend
Mons 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Mons
Aalst 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Aalst
Gent 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Gent
Brussels 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Brussels
Brugge 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Brugge
Antwerp 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Antwerp
Liege 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Liege

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Local prices in Belgium by expense type

Restaurant budget in Belgium

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Belgium is 15% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 14 to $ 24)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 36/person
($ 30 to $ 48)

31% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.6/person
($ 8.4 to $ 12)

24% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.8 for 500ml
($ 3.6 to $ 6)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.5/cup
($ 3 to $ 4.2)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.9/can
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

46% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.5/bottle
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

59% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Belgium

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Belgium costs 21% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 81/night
($ 69 to $ 100)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 97/night
($ 72 to $ 153)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 118/night
($ 90 to $ 161)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 147/night
($ 118 to $ 196)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 211/night
($ 174 to $ 267)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 78/month
($ 69 to $ 89)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 132
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 189/month
($ 103 to $ 388)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 156/month
($ 120 to $ 218)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 150/month
($ 108 to $ 255)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 219
Family room
Family room
$ 231/month
($ 167 to $ 348)

32% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Belgium

On average, the price of supermarket food in Belgium costs 12% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

35% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.9/500g
($ 1.6 to $ 2.5)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.1/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 4.8)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 15/kg
($ 8.8 to $ 22)

32% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 11/kg
($ 7.2 to $ 15)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 3.6)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.3/salad
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 17/kg
($ 9.6 to $ 22)

33% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Belgium

On average, the price of transport in Belgium is 26% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.5/ticket
($ 1.9 to $ 3.6)

5% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 59/month
($ 39 to $ 60)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.4/km
($ 2.2 to $ 3)

31% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.9)

117% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.8
($ 3 to $ 9.6)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 38/24hrs
($ 14 to $ 165)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Belgium

On average, the cost of housing in Belgium costs 14% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 163/month
($ 107 to $ 239)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

82% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 57/month
($ 36 to $ 72)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 872/month
($ 705 to $ 1076)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1382
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 726/month
($ 598 to $ 897)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1096
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1414/month
($ 1016 to $ 1823)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2243
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1128/month
($ 897 to $ 1434)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1756
Gym
Gym
$ 32/month
($ 24 to $ 48)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 656/month
($ 359 to $ 956)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 961
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 16381/yr
($ 9560 to $ 29872)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17191

Leisure activity budget in Belgium

On average, budget for leisure activities in Belgium is 9% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 11 to $ 15)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 20/hr
($ 12 to $ 28)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Belgium

On average, shopping budget in Belgium is 39% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.9/pack
($ 7.2 to $ 8.4)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 100
($ 60 to $ 120)

112% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 44
($ 29 to $ 66)

11% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 104
($ 78 to $ 132)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 146
($ 90 to $ 192)

43% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Brussels
New York City → Brussels
New York City → Brussels
$ 651
(fair price: $ 519)
Los Angeles → Brussels
Los Angeles  → Brussels
Los Angeles  → Brussels
$ 826
(fair price: $ 682)
Montreal → Brussels
Montreal → Brussels
Montreal → Brussels
$ 801
(fair price: $ 702)
Toronto (Ontario) → Brussels
Toronto (Ontario) → Brussels
Toronto (Ontario) → Brussels
$ 765
(fair price: $ 649)
London → Brussels
London → Brussels
London → Brussels
$ 268
(fair price: $ 211)
Sydney → Brussels
Sydney → Brussels
Sydney → Brussels
$ 1195
(fair price: $ 1074)
Melbourne → Brussels
Melbourne → Brussels
Melbourne → Brussels
$ 1250
(fair price: $ 1105)
Edinburgh → Brussels
Edinburgh → Brussels
Edinburgh → Brussels
$ 147
(fair price: $ 119)
Manchester → Brussels
Manchester → Brussels
Manchester → Brussels
$ 107
(fair price: $ 82)
Dublin → Brussels
Dublin → Brussels
Dublin → Brussels
$ 101
(fair price: $ 84)
Perth → Brussels
Perth → Brussels
Perth → Brussels
$ 1232
(fair price: $ 1046)
Auckland → Brussels
Auckland → Brussels
Auckland → Brussels
$ 1376
(fair price: $ 1189)

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About the information on the cost of living in Belgium

The information about the cost of living in Belgium shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Belgium updated on 10-11-2019.

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