Cost of living

How much does an average month in Flanders or Brussels cost?

An average month in Flanders and Brussels

An average month in Flanders or Brussels costs between €800 and €1000 for a student. This includes:

  • Accommodation (between €300 and €500/month)
  • Food and meals
  • Study materials
  • Phone and internet
  • Insurance
  • Local transportation
  • Personal activities

Most institutions have restaurants, sports facilities and other amenities that offer student discounts.

It is essential that you have sufficient financial resources. In order to get a student visa, you have to provide proof of sufficient means of subsistence. You can check the minimal amount on the website of the federal immigration office.

Student in supermarket.
It's kind of weird that they have dinner so soon! I have Belgian friends who eat their dinner at 4 or 5 pm. In France, it’s more like 7 or 8 pm.

Léonie, France