Do you know that the food prices in Belgium 10% above EU average.
Belgian consumers have to pay above average (+10%). However, a trip just across the border can save you some money. Belgium is surrounded by countries that are cheaper, like the Netherlands (-4% under the European average), Germany (+6%) and France (+9%). Luxemburg is an exception, but is cheap for filling up.
Alcohol and tobacco are a bargain in Belgium, with prices 3% under the European average. There is a striking difference with the U.K. (94% above the average) and Ireland (+99%).