Belgium Travel Budget

How much does it cost to travel to Belgium?

How much money will you need for your trip to Belgium? You should plan to spend around €110 ($130) per day on your vacation in Belgium, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €33 ($39) on meals for one day and €14 ($16) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Belgium for a couple is €109 ($129). So, a trip to Belgium for two people for one week costs on average €1,535 ($1,820). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    110
  • One Week Per person
    768
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    1,535
  • One Month Per person
    3,290
  • One Week For a couple
    1,535
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    3,071
  • One Month For a couple
    6,580
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A vacation to Belgium for one week usually costs around €768 for one person. So, a trip to Belgium for two people costs around €1,535 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €3,071 in Belgium. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Belgium can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is Belgium? How much money do I need for Belgium?

How much does a trip to Belgium cost? Is Belgium expensive? The average Belgium trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Belgium prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Belgium
Average Daily Costs

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The average price for one person for accommodation in Belgium is €55. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Belgium is €109.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    55
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    109

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Food Budget in Belgium
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Belgium can vary, the average cost of food in Belgium is €33 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Belgium should cost around €13 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Belgium is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    33

What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in Belgium are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in Belgium, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Waffle
    3.00
  • Dessert (Turkish Delights)
    4.75
  • Cheese
    5.60
  • Olives and Snacks
    6.98
  • Cup of Tea
    2.00
  • Sandwich for Lunch
    3.25
  • Ice Cream & Macaroons
    4.60


Transportation Budget in Belgium
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Belgium is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €14 per person, per day, on local transportation in Belgium.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    14

What did other people spend on Transportation?

Typical prices for Transportation in Belgium are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Transportation prices in Belgium, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Atomium train ticket (2)
    8.00
  • Subway Pass
    4.50
  • Bike Rental for Day
    8.00
  • Five Day Bus Pass
    15


Intercity Transportation Budget in Belgium
Average Daily Costs

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  • Transportation between cities and towns in Belgium costs an average of €28. Naturally, prices vary by the length of the route, the type of transportation used, and the date.


  • Intercity Transportation1 Travel between cities
    28

Flights to Belgium

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What did other people spend on Intercity Transportation?

Typical prices for Intercity Transportation in Belgium are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Intercity Transportation prices in Belgium, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Car Rental for a Day
    27


Entertainment Budget in Belgium
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Belgium typically cost an average of €13 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    13

Featured Activities

What did other people spend on Entertainment?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Belgium are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Entertainment prices in Belgium, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Groeninge Museum Entrance
    8.00


Tips and Handouts Budget in Belgium
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Belgium is €4.54 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Belgium is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    4.54


Alcohol Budget in Belgium
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about €12 on alcoholic beverages in Belgium per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    12

What did other people spend on Alcohol?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Belgium are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Alcohol prices in Belgium, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Beer
    6.00
  • Bottle of Wine
    10


Water Budget in Belgium
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend €2.77 on bottled water in Belgium per day. The public water in Belgium is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    2.77

What did other people spend on Water?

Typical prices for Water in Belgium are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Water prices in Belgium, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Soda
    1.15


Last Updated: Aug 28, 2020
Belgium On a Budget
Belgium Antwerp
Belgium is a low lying country located on the North Sea in the Benelux. It is split into two areas with a Germanic north and a Latin south. Although very diverse, it is a relatively small country with a densely packed population. It is most known for its role in the European Union, where its capital, Brussels, serves as the union's headquarters.

This country is often overlooked by many travelers, but within this small country there's a rich history that is impressively intertwined with striking modernization. There are actually many cities worth visiting in the area, all of which have a rich history and culture that is still evident today. The country has many popular festivals and events which draw crowds from all over Europe. In particular, the Ducasse de Mons is a fun parade that takes place every year. The town of Binche is a fun place to visit every February during the Carnival de Binche. This festival celebrates the area's history and culture by recreating a 16th century town. The Dour Festival, held every July, celebrates Europe's alternative music scene and Gentse Feesten, in the second half of July lasts for ten days and is the largest street festival in Europe. It's held in the city's historical center and has everything from theater to music, food and arts.

Belgium is comparable in cost to most Western European countries. You can save money on food by grabbing cheap meals at sandwich shops. If you're eating in the more touristy areas, make sure they don't bring you food that is presented as "free." You're likely to be surprised with a bill later in the meal. Also seek out the free attractions in cities. There are plenty of things in the area worth visiting that cost you nothing. Transportation, like elsewhere, is better booked in advance and advanced reservations for hotels are also recommended. In general Belgium is a reasonably priced country but with a little preparation you can make sure your money takes you farther.


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Top Tourist Attractions
Waterloo: Visit the location of the battle which ended the Napoleonic Wars in 1815. You can climb to the top of the hill for a view of the surrounding area including the battlefield. You can also visit the Wellington Museum for a more in depth tour.
The Groeninge Museum: This is an impressive museum that has on display an exhibit of six centuries of Flemish, Dutch and Belgian paintings. It's located in Bruges, Belgium and is one of the country's most impressive museums.
Gravensteen Castle: While Belgium has over 300 castles, this one is perhaps the most popular and well known. Located in the city of Ghent, it dates back to the Middle Ages. It is partially surrounded by a moat, and inside the castle you will find a museum that displays various torture devices used throughout history.

Popular Foods
Frikandel: This is a minced meat hotdog that is usually eaten as a snack from a fast food joint. It's usually deep fried and served hot with a side of a salad or fries. It's a cheap but popular food item.
Gehaktbal: This is a ground beef meatball that is made with bread crumbs and onions and often served with fries. The meatballs are usually hand rolled and either fried, baked, steamed, or braised in a flavorful sauce.
Kroket: This is a fried roll, usually made from potatoes and stuffed with a meat such as beef, veal, or chicken. It is available in fast food form for cheap on the streets, but a fancier version is often prepared for Christmas meals as well.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Travel Tips

Getting Around Belgium by Public Transportation

By backpackguru in Intercity Transportation
Because Belgium is so small, it's quite easy to get around. There's a great public transportation system and you can reach most destinations within a couple of hours. Trains are frequent, fast, and affordable. If you're going a shorter distance, it's probably easiest to look into a bus, which are also quite convenient. Check out the convenient website at InfoTEC (http://www.infotec.be) for an easy to use route planner that covers many forms of transportation.

Finding a Good Restaurant

By Bryan in Food
Like most other countries, you'll find the best restaurants if you avoid the obviously tourist trap places. These places tend to be way over prices for the quality, can be crowded, and are generally not as good as the more local restaurants. It's also important to realize that the cost of food in Belgium has gone up dramatically in recent years.Generally the cheapest dishes you'll find will be sausages, potatoes and spinach. For a three course dinner you can expect to pay about thirty to fifty euros at a nice restaurant. For more affordable options head to a local 'frituur' which will serve you up some cheap, greasy foods.

Beer

By Bryan in Alcohol
Drinking beer in Belgium is a national past time. You'll find a large variety of interesting options to sample. Definitely try some of the Abbey beers. These beers got their name because the modern breweries were former monasteries which in medieval times were the location of beer brewery. The large varieties that historically existed are still around today, although they have been modified to appeal to modern taste buds. They're a unique thing to sample while you're in this country.

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