New members of the Belgium forum, introduce yourself here – 2016

Hi everyone,

My name is Joaquim, I am a Portuguese pharmacist and just arrived in Brussels to work in UCB's Headquarters. UCB is a Belgium Pharma company.

I live at the moment in the centre, but I am in the process of knowing the city and to choose where I want to live permanently. My priorities are a neighbourhood family friendly, near international schools (English or bilingual), easy access to public transports and affordable rents. The commuting time to Anderlecht should be less than 1h by public transports. Any suggestion will be appreciated!

Meanwhile I would like to have some practical tips on everyday life like where to go shopping (groceries, soda, cleaning products, etc), big shopping malls (cinema, eating, clothes, sports materials,  etc), where to hang out in the free time, etc.


Hello JFonseca
Just google those names on to see their locations in Brussels

Grocery stores : Colruyt, Aldi, Lidl, Delhaize, Carrefour, etc
Cinemas : UGC in the city centre
Shopping : City 2 downtown, Inno, etc
Rents : not sure...


Thanks for the tips! Yesterday I went to City 2 and a big Carrefour in La bascule.

In the same company, for instance, do the prices differ from the city centre to the outskirts? Is it worth to go shopping in Anderlecht (I work there) instead of Elsene (where I live)?

Any of these supermarkets is significantly cheaper? Or the prices are similar between them?



I cannot be totally sure, as I shop locally
But if there are chains (such as those cited), the prices should be the same and not be affected by locations (unlike the rents based on locations).

Colruyt is told the cheapest if you compare the same brands.
Then Aldi, but the range of offers is limited, depending on the size of the Aldi you visit

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