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Housing prices in Belgium and Brussels

Brussels has a good choice of hotels for tourists through standard booking systems. Prices are high:

  • Hostel in the center from 58,3 - 81,6 USD = 50 - 70 EUR for a place
  • Hotel room 2 or 3 stars type Ibis 104,9 - 174,8 USD = 90 - 150 EUR
  • Hotel room 4 stars, Mercure or Novotel 209,7 - 233 USD = 180 - 200 EUR
  • Renting a small apartment of 25-30m2 in the center 46,6 - 69,9 USD = 40 - 60 EUR

On my last trip I rented an apartment in Brussels through Airbnb

Accommodation prices in Brussels, Inexpensive hostel[ p]
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Inexpensive hostel[ p] [p]hotel3
Accommodation prices in Brussels, Novotel room 4 stars
Novotel room 4 stars

You can view prices, book accommodations and read about the pros and cons of various hotel search engines in my review of hotel and apartment reservation systems

Long term rental in Brussels

Peculiarities of rental housing in Belgium

  • The standard rental period is 3 or 9 years, but it is possible to negotiate for any period. But if the tenant moves out of the apartment earlier, then he must pay a fine of 1 to 3 months rent
  • Many large apartments from 80m2. Such area standards. For a family of 2-3 people an apartment with an area of ​​80-120 sq.m. considered quite normal.
  • Often apartments are rented unfurnished, usually only kitchen furniture is present.
  • When concluding a contract, you must pay amount (about of 2-3 months' payments) as a deposit.
  • Every year the rent can be recalculated according to inflation
  • High utility bills, up to 30% of the cost of renting an apartment
  • Maintenance must be added to the prices for an apartment 58,3 - 174,8 USD = 50 - 150 EUR In high-rise buildings, the costs are divided among all participants and usually less, and in buildings with several apartments higher

Examples of rental prices

  • Rent of a small apartment 45-50 m2 699,1 - 1 165,1 USD = 600 - 1000 EUR per month depending on the area
  • Rent a large apartment 80-90 m2 1 165,1 - 1 747,7 USD = 1000 - 1 500 EUR per month depending on the area
Real estate in Brussels in Belgium, Living room
Living room
Real estate in Brussels in Belgium, Kitchen
Kitchen
Real estate in Brussels in Belgium, Spa
Spa
Real estate in Brussels in Belgium, View and windows
View and windows

Utility bills in Belgium

Electricity, heating, water, garbage collection can cost 139,8 - 209,7 USD = 120 - 180 EUR For example:

  • Heating cost 81,6 USD = 70 EUR per month
  • Water costs are usually 11,7 - 17,5 USD = 10 - 15 EUR per month
  • Internet + TV 35 - 69,9 USD = 30 - 60 EUR per month
  • Electricity cost 0,37 USD = 0.32 EUR kWh

Buying Property

In Belgium, there are no restrictions on the purchase of real estate for foreign citizens. A foreigner can buy an apartment, house, land or commercial property.

When buying real estate, you must pay an additional state fee 10-12%, as well as a notary fee 1-2%

Property purchase

  • The price per square meter in the center is about 3 495,4 - 4 660,5 USD = 3 000 - 4 000 EUR
  • Not in the center 2 912,8 - 3 495,4 USD = 2 500 - 3 000 EUR

How to look for accommodation in Belgium

Traditionally, apartments and houses for rent or purchase are searched for through the bulletin board. You can use the site immoweb.be/en

Various costs of living in Belgium

  • The cost of medical insurance per year is about 139,8 USD = 120 EUR per person. Heal a tooth (usually covered by insurance) 466,1 USD = 400 EUR
  • Car insurance 291,3 - 1 165,1 USD = 250 - 1000 EUR per year depending on driving experience.
  • Training in a driving school 1 165,1 USD = 1000 EUR
  • Renting a garage in our area costs 139,8 USD = 120 EUR per month
  • Oil and filter change with work 139,8 - 151,5 USD = 120 - 130 EUR
  • Laundry service 3,5 - 7 USD = 3 - 6 EUR
  • Haircut 11,7 - 19,8 USD = 10 - 17 EUR
Service prices in Belgium, laundry prices
laundry prices
Prices for services in Belgium, Prices at the hairdresser
Prices at the hairdresser
Prices for services in Belgium, prices in a beauty salon
prices in a beauty salon

Read more:

  • Restaurant prices
  • The cost of food at supermarkets
  • Transport in Brussels and Belgium
  • Museums and tours
  • - Prices for hotels and apartments
  • Souvenir prices
  • Price archive in Belgium
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    10.04.2019

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