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.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 10 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1749* (1470 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 108 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 3615* (3038 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

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

Total budget:

$ 5748* (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 2020

Cost of living: Belgium VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Belgium in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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
Brussels 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Brussels
Aalst 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Aalst
Gent 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Gent
Brugge 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Brugge
Antwerp 0% lessTravel 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

Belgium: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Belgium is 14% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 13 to $ 24)

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

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

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.8 for 500ml
($ 3.6 to $ 6)

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

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.5/cup
($ 3 to $ 4.2)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.9/can
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

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

58% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Belgium: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Belgium costs 21% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 82/night
($ 69 to $ 100)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 97/night
($ 72 to $ 155)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 119/night
($ 91 to $ 162)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 147/night
($ 118 to $ 196)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 213/night
($ 175 to $ 269)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 504
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 78/month
($ 69 to $ 90)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 192/month
($ 104 to $ 391)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 156/month
($ 120 to $ 223)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 150/month
($ 108 to $ 253)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 234/month
($ 169 to $ 343)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Belgium: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Belgium costs 13% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.9/500g
($ 1.6 to $ 2.6)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

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

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 15/kg
($ 8.4 to $ 22)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 10.4/kg
($ 7.2 to $ 15)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 3.6)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 3.6)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.4/salad
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 17/kg
($ 9.6 to $ 22)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Belgium: Public and private transport budget

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

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 59/month
($ 36 to $ 60)

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

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

120% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.8
($ 3 to $ 9.6)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 38/24hrs
($ 14 to $ 165)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Belgium: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Belgium costs 15% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 164/month
($ 107 to $ 239)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 55/month
($ 36 to $ 72)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 875/month
($ 688 to $ 1076)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1391
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 725/month
($ 598 to $ 837)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1111
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1397/month
($ 1016 to $ 1793)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2242
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1118/month
($ 897 to $ 1434)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1763
Gym
Gym
$ 32/month
($ 24 to $ 48)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 642/month
($ 359 to $ 956)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 971
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 16952/yr
($ 9560 to $ 29872)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17203

Belgium: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Belgium is 10% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 11 to $ 15)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 20/hr
($ 12 to $ 30)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Belgium: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

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

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 100
($ 60 to $ 127)

113% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 44
($ 29 to $ 72)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 103
($ 78 to $ 132)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 144
($ 84 to $ 192)

41% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Brussels
New York City → Brussels
New York City → Brussels
$ 651
(fair price: $ 520)
Los Angeles → Brussels
Los Angeles  → Brussels
Los Angeles  → Brussels
$ 826
(fair price: $ 677)
Montreal → Brussels
Montreal → Brussels
Montreal → Brussels
$ 801
(fair price: $ 703)
Toronto (Ontario) → Brussels
Toronto (Ontario) → Brussels
Toronto (Ontario) → Brussels
$ 765
(fair price: $ 648)
London → Brussels
London → Brussels
London → Brussels
$ 268
(fair price: $ 206)
Sydney → Brussels
Sydney → Brussels
Sydney → Brussels
$ 1195
(fair price: $ 1070)
Melbourne → Brussels
Melbourne → Brussels
Melbourne → Brussels
$ 1250
(fair price: $ 1096)
Edinburgh → Brussels
Edinburgh → Brussels
Edinburgh → Brussels
$ 147
(fair price: $ 118)
Manchester → Brussels
Manchester → Brussels
Manchester → Brussels
$ 107
(fair price: $ 83)
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: $ 1181)

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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 06-01-2020.

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