Cheapest cities in Belgium

Hello everyone,

Budget is an important consideration when moving to Belgium. Ideally, expats would settle down in a city in Belgium where the cost of living is low but where they could also enjoy a decent quality of life. Would you be able to give a few tips to someone planning a move to Belgium by answering the questions below?

What are the cheapest cities in Belgium?

Why are they cheap? What singles them out as a city where the cost of living is low?

What is the average budget for one person living in these cities?

Is it easy to find a job as an expat in these cities? What is the overall quality of life like?

Are they expat friendly? Would you recommend these cities to someone looking to settle in Belgium?

Please share your experience,

Bhavna

Hello Bhavna,

Answering your questions in a precise way is almost impossible because there are too many human factors to take into account. As a result, here are some approximate answers:

What are the cheapest cities or regions in Belgium?

If it's following the property market, the 10 cheapest are Viroinval (Namur): 94.583 € (average price of a residential house)
Farciennes (Hainaut): 95.803 €
Quaregnon (Hainaut): 98.372 €
Quiévrain (Hainaut): 98.608 €
Colfontaine (Hainaut): € 101.702
Dour (Hainaut): € 103.530
Bouillon (Luxembourg): € 105,416
Messines (West Flanders): 105.559 €
Boussu (Hainaut): 105.718 €
Erquelinnes (Hainaut): € 106,299

Why are they cheap? What singles them out as a city where the cost of living is low?

Not surprisingly, it is in Wallonia that houses are the least expensive and to be more precise, mainly in the province of Hainaut. The latter is also the least expensive province in Belgium, with an average price per dwelling of 134.691 €

What is the average budget for one person living in these cities?

From 500 € to 1000 € according to the desiderata of each ...

Is it easy to find a job as an expat in these cities? What is the overall quality of life like?

As everywhere, the quality of life improves as soon as you move away from large urban centers. Belgium is a small country very developed in road and rail infrastructure, people move a lot for work.

Are they expat friendly? Would you recommend these cities to someone looking to settle in Belgium?

Each expatriate country has its lot of good and bad things. But Belgium because of its geographical and political location in the center of Europe is a very interesting choice. In addition to being a multilingual country, language learning opportunities for young people are very large. Except for those whose parents want to keep them in an easy language ghetto for them. Now it's up to everyone to see if they prefer to live in a big city, in a small town on the outskirts and / or in the countryside ...

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