Western Europe

Brussels

From its medieval core surrounding the stunning, gothic Grand Palace to the chaotic sprawl of the city beyond, Brussels is a multicultural and multidimensional metropolis. It is not only the capital of Belgium but the administrative capital of the EU, and juxtaposes local life with that of a bureaucratic bubble. Amid the dealings of international politics and local businesses, Brussels' residents still have time to enjoy a hedonistic lifestyle, where beer, frites and waffles during the day give way to a vibrant social scene at night.

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Price level
18
Earning level
28
Purchasing power
41
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Facts about Brussels

Price Level Index
Brussels
86.1
New York
100.0
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1
5
18
77
Earnings Level Index
Brussels
61.9
New York
100.0
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1
7
28
77
Working Time
Brussels
0/ 26.9m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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1
12
37
77
Purchasing Power Index
Brussels
71.9
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
10
41
77
Did you know…
Chips, commonly known as French fries, were invented in Brussels. In fact, in almost all city eateries, you will find a variation of "frites" being served.