See how Belfast compares with other areas in key costs, such as rent, monthly household bills, and school fees.

In this exciting hub of music, food, shopping and culture, you’ll also pay less for things like travel, cinema tickets and going out.

  Average
monthly
rent

Average apartment
price per Sq m

 

International
Primary
School
Yearly 1 child
Preschool
- full day, monthly
1 child
Average
monthly
salary 
Monthly
utilities
Electric, heating, cooling,
water, garbage for 85m2 apartment
  1 bedroom 
city centre
3 bedrooms
city centre
City centre Outside
city centre
1 child 1 child (Net) Electric, heating, cooling, 
water, garbage for 85m2 apartment
QUB Belfast £655.77  £1,075.24  £1,900  £1,133,33  £6,000  £755.56  £1,607.51  £70.95 
Australia £868.87  £1,396.78   £4,130.39   £2,954.67  £8,861.06  £927.11  £2,297.52  £106.68 
Edinburgh £790.36 £1,448.48  £4,051.09  £2,611.37  £14,166.67  £968.33  £1,865.56  £135.63 
Belgium £612.36 £992.32 £2,599.46 £2,079.19 £11,869.01   £460.95   £1,679.81   £114.46  
Dublin £1,388.17 £2,500.52 £4,704.65 £3,486.35 £6,909.04 £861.11 £2,120.60 £141.07
London £1,696.97 £3,127.54 £12,932.06 £6,982.00 £18,096.08 £1,371.99 £2,281.96 £158.36
Massachusetts £1,869.72 £2,906.89 £6,677.33 £5,692.69 £11,384.40 £910.75 £4,229.33 £83.49
USA- avg £989.35 £1,588.75 £1,962.00 £1,435.83 £12,217.25 £685.39 £2,433.38 £115.46
Tokyo £861.56  £1,892.86  £8,179.13 £4,500.64 £14,519.47 £453.57 £2,227.89 £139.75

*Amounts are in Pounds sterling converted on 11/12/19

 Non converted amounts:

  Average
monthly
rent

Average apartment
price per Sq m

 

International
Primary
School
Yearly 1 child
Preschool
- full day, monthly
1 child
Average
monthly
salary 
Monthly
utilities
Electric, heating, cooling,
water, garbage for 85m2 apartment
  1 bedroom 
city centre
3 bedrooms
city centre
City centre Outside
city centre
1 child 1 child (Net) Electric, heating, cooling, 
water, garbage for 85m2 apartment
QUB Belfast £655.77  £1,075.24  £1,900  £1,133,33  £6,000  £755.56  £1,607.51  £70.95 
Australia $1,667.53 $2,680.70 $7,927.05 $5,670.61 $17,006.18 $1,779.31 $4,409.41 $204.75
Edinburgh £790.36 £1,448.48 £4,051.09 £2,611.37 £14,166.67 £968.33 £1,865.56 £135.63
Belgium € 727.25 € 1,178.49 € 3,087.16 € 2,469.28 € 14,095.83 € 547.43 € 1,994.97 € 135.94
Dublin € 1,648.61 € 2,969.66 € 5,587.32 € 4,140.45 € 8,205.29 € 1,022.67 € 2,518.46 € 167.54
London £1,696.97 £3,127.54 £12,932.06 £6,982.00 £18,096.08 £1,371.99 £2,281.96 £158.36
Massachusetts $2,463.53 $3,830.10 $8,798.00 $7,500.64 $15,000.00 $1,200.00 $5,572.53 $110.00
USA- avg $1303.56 $2093.32 $2585.11 $1891.84 $16097.36 $903.06 $3206.20 $152.13
Tokyo 123,062.50 ¥ 270,370.37 ¥ 1,168,279.81 ¥ 642,857.14 ¥ 2,073,913.04 ¥ 64,786.67 ¥ 318,224.38 ¥ 19,961.66 ¥