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:

  • $ 83 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1972* (1652 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 125 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 44 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 3985* (3346 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 148 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 76 per person
  • $ 45 per person
  • $ 27 per person

Total budget:

$ 6178* (5180 €)

* 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 2022

Cost of living: Belgium VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Belgium in 2022 is 4% less than 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 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ostend
Antwerp 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Antwerp
Gent 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Gent
Mechelen 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Mechelen
Tournai 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tournai
Brussels 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Brussels
Charleroi 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Charleroi
Louvain-la-Neuve 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Louvain-la-Neuve
Liege 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Liege
Brugge 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Brugge
Namur 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Namur

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Local prices in Belgium by expense type

Belgium: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Belgium costs 6% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 12 to $ 30)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 42/person
($ 30 to $ 72)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 11/person
($ 9.6 to $ 14)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.8 for 500ml
($ 3 to $ 6.6)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.4 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 3.6)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.6/cup
($ 2.4 to $ 4.8)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.9/can
($ 2.4 to $ 3.6)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.6/bottle
($ 2.2 to $ 3.6)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Belgium: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Belgium costs 20% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 88/night
($ 78 to $ 98)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 121
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 113/night
($ 81 to $ 176)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 139
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 137/night
($ 106 to $ 205)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 199
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 159/night
($ 126 to $ 235)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 291
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 267/night
($ 222 to $ 327)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 602
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 102/month
($ 88 to $ 121)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 196/month
($ 132 to $ 305)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 167/month
($ 119 to $ 268)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 146/month
($ 103 to $ 242)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 243
Family room
Family room
$ 242/month
($ 179 to $ 367)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 182

Belgium: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Belgium costs 39% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 2/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 3.6)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 4.2)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.1/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 4.8)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Chicken
Chicken
$ 11/kg
($ 6.9 to $ 15)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Apples
Apples
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 3.6)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.8
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 4.8)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.6)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.5 to $ 1.8)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3

Belgium: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Belgium is 21% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3/ticket
($ 2.2 to $ 3.6)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.4/km
($ 2.2 to $ 3.6)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2.3/litre
($ 1.9 to $ 2.4)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 6
($ 2.9 to $ 10.2)

49% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
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: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Belgium is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 11 to $ 17)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 23/hr
($ 16 to $ 30)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 22

Belgium: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Belgium is 22% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 9/pack
($ 8 to $ 9.8)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 102
($ 52 to $ 144)

81% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 57
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 46
($ 24 to $ 72)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Brussels
New York City → Brussels
New York City → Brussels
$ 615
(fair price: $ 525)
Manchester → Brussels
Manchester → Brussels
Manchester → Brussels
$ 61
(fair price: $ 52)
Dublin → Brussels
Dublin → Brussels
Dublin → Brussels
$ 65
(fair price: $ 57)
London → Brussels
London → Brussels
London → Brussels
$ 163
(fair price: $ 110)
Edinburgh → Brussels
Edinburgh → Brussels
Edinburgh → Brussels
$ 67
(fair price: $ 63)
Los Angeles → Brussels
Los Angeles  → Brussels
Los Angeles  → Brussels
$ 844
(fair price: $ 716)


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 28-09-2022.

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