Cost of living in Leuven, Belgium

Summary of cost of living in Leuven

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,121
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,444
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Leuven
Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.78
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.10
12 eggs, large €3.48
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.06
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.92
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.17
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.47
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €10
2 liters of coca-cola €1.99
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.54
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Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,022
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €761
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €162
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €713
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €533
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €84
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €39
40” flat screen tv €481
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €178
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €9
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €82
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €33
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €74
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €126
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €24,318
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.27
Monthly ticket public transport €43
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.73
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €4.00
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €26
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.90
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.92
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.33
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.31
Tube of toothpaste €2.13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €22
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €38
2 tickets to the movies €20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €28
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €63
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.85
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.61
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €427
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.22
1 month of gym membership in business district €36
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €6
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 26 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: July 17, 2020

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