Cost of living comparison

compared to

Vietnam is 62.0% cheaper than Brussels.

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

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pay 80.2% less for restaurants

 
Brussels
Vietnam
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $19.59
€18.28
$1.84
₫46,742
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$11.97
€11.17
$4.33
₫110,247
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.72
€2.54
$0.55
₫13,955

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pay 44.7% less for groceries

 
Brussels
Vietnam
Bread
1 loaf
$2.68
€2.50
$0.88
₫22,488
Local cheese (8 oz) $8.38
€7.82
$6.02
₫153,140
Milk (1 gallon) $5.89
€5.49
$5.38
₫137,032

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pay 51.1% less for transportation

 
Brussels
Vietnam
Gasoline (1 gallon) $7.19
€6.71
$3.48
₫88,556
Monthly public transit pass $53.34
€49.75
$6.87
₫174,773
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $31,021.96
€28,937.94
$34,303.88
₫873,205,703

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pay 78.3% less for housing

 
Brussels
Vietnam
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$57.82
€53.94
$8.95
₫227,948
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,165.94
€1,087.61
$304.25
₫7,744,596
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $976.56
€910.96
$210.52
₫5,358,858

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pay 63.4% less for childcare

 
Brussels
Vietnam
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $989.17
€922.71
$212.34
₫5,405,039
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $23,148.55
€21,593.45
$11,971.85
₫304,743,514

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pay 68.0% less for entertainment and sports

 
Brussels
Vietnam
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $5.44
€5.08
$0.89
₫22,691
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.88
€3.62
$1.56
₫39,802
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$9.25
€8.63
$1.19
₫30,179

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pay 48.3% less for clothing

 
Brussels
Vietnam
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$104.24
€97.24
$28.72
₫731,191
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$49.59
€46.26
$23.06
₫587,049
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$117.47
€109.57
$81.55
₫2,075,826

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