Cost of living comparison

compared to

Austria is 14.1% cheaper than Brussels.

If you lived in Austria instead of Brussels, you would:

pay 5.6% less for restaurants

 
Brussels
Austria
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $18.17
€15.93
$13.49
€11.83
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$10.90
€9.56
$9.27
€8.13
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.76
€2.42
$3.24
€2.84

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pay 4.1% more for groceries

 
Brussels
Austria
Bread
1 loaf
$1.99
€1.74
$2.33
€2.04
Local cheese (8 oz) $7.58
€6.65
$7.97
€6.99
Milk (1 gallon) $4.77
€4.18
$5.04
€4.42

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pay 13.3% less for transportation

 
Brussels
Austria
Gasoline (1 gallon) $6.36
€5.58
$5.53
€4.85
Monthly public transit pass $60.57
€53.11
$48.53
€42.56
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $30,285.12
€26,557.05
$27,252.57
€23,897.80

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pay 4.4% less for housing

 
Brussels
Austria
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$53.30
€46.74
$39.47
€34.61
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,033.45
€906.24
$869.91
€762.83
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $851.48
€746.66
$660.26
€578.98

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pay 62.3% less for childcare

 
Brussels
Austria
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $952.87
€835.57
$325.56
€285.49
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $25,773.31
€22,600.64
$10,604.81
€9,299.37

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pay 6.4% less for entertainment and sports

 
Brussels
Austria
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.85
€4.25
$4.59
€4.03
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.71
€3.25
$3.58
€3.14
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$8.36
€7.33
$6.60
€5.79

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pay 10.8% less for clothing

 
Brussels
Austria
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$100.24
€87.90
$97.81
€85.77
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$42.59
€37.35
$36.39
€31.91
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$101.04
€88.60
$89.52
€78.50

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