Cost of Living Comparison

EUR
COMPARED TO
GBP

United Kingdom is 4.4% cheaper than Brussels.

If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Brussels, you would:
local_dining

pay 27.0% less for restaurants

  Brussels help_outline United Kingdom help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $18.17
€15.93
$17.81
£13.76
-2.0%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$10.90
€9.56
$7.97
£6.16
-26.9%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.76
€2.42
$1.86
£1.44
-32.6%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $2.52
€2.21
$1.35
£1.04
-46.5%
Average -27.0%

Brussels vs. United Kingdom - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 18.8% less for groceries

  Brussels help_outline United Kingdom help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.99
€1.74
$1.37
£1.06
-31.2%
Local cheese (8 oz) $7.58
€6.65
$3.82
£2.95
-49.7%
Milk (1 gallon) $4.77
€4.18
$4.80
£3.71
+0.7%
Eggs
1 dozen
$3.48
€3.05
$2.67
£2.06
-23.3%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $5.05
€4.43
$3.55
£2.74
-29.8%
Apples (1 lb) $1.21
€1.06
$1.16
£0.90
-4.3%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.97
€0.85
$0.72
£0.56
-25.8%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.27
€1.12
$1.09
£0.84
-14.6%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.26
€1.11
$1.17
£0.90
-7.3%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.80
€0.70
$0.75
£0.58
-6.9%
Onions (1 lb) $0.75
€0.66
$0.65
£0.50
-14.4%
Average -18.8%

Brussels vs. United Kingdom - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 8.7% more for transportation

  Brussels help_outline United Kingdom help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $6.36
€5.58
$6.75
£5.21
+6.1%
Monthly public transit pass $60.57
€53.11
$100.97
£78.01
+66.7%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $30,285.12
€26,557.05
$26,928.94
£20,805.84
-11.1%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $24.79
€21.73
$18.13
£14.01
-26.9%
Average +8.7%

Brussels vs. United Kingdom - Cost of transportation
home

pay 6.2% more for housing

  Brussels help_outline United Kingdom help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$53.30
€46.74
$43.51
£33.62
-18.4%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,033.45
€906.24
$1,061.39
£820.05
+2.7%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $851.48
€746.66
$877.47
£677.95
+3.1%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$122.71
€107.61
$168.66
£130.31
+37.4%
Average +6.2%

Brussels vs. United Kingdom - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 0.8% more for childcare

  Brussels help_outline United Kingdom help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $952.87
€835.57
$1,257.47
£971.55
+32.0%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $25,773.31
€22,600.64
$17,904.66
£13,833.50
-30.5%
Average +0.8%

Brussels vs. United Kingdom - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 19.0% more for entertainment and sports

  Brussels help_outline United Kingdom help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.85
€4.25
$5.04
£3.90
+4.1%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.71
€3.25
$3.81
£2.94
+2.7%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$8.36
€7.33
$15.26
£11.79
+82.6%
Monthly membership at local gym $41.75
€36.61
$47.17
£36.44
+13.0%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $14.54
€12.75
$13.49
£10.42
-7.2%
Average +19.0%

Brussels vs. United Kingdom - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 19.8% less for clothing

  Brussels help_outline United Kingdom help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$100.24
€87.90
$79.67
£61.56
-20.5%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$42.59
€37.35
$41.25
£31.87
-3.2%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$101.04
€88.60
$85.80
£66.29
-15.1%
Men's business shoes (leather) $143.85
€126.15
$86.00
£66.45
-40.2%
Average -19.8%

Brussels vs. United Kingdom - Cost of clothing
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