When it comes to quality of living, Brussels ranks 27st in the world – beating out Paris, Oslo, London, Helsinki and Tokyo by far (source: Mercer Human Resource Consulting, 2017). Other cities in Flanders score high in the rankings as well, while offering this high quality of living at a reasonable cost (sources: Financial Times; fDi Benchmark 2015; Mercer Human Resource Consulting, 2017).
In terms of well-being and quality of life, Belgium – and Flanders as a region – scores well compared to most other countries in the OECD’s Better Life Index. What’s more, cities in Flanders offer this amazing lifestyle at a comparatively low cost.
Quality of Living Index - Mercer Human Resource Consulting, 2017
Cost of Living Index - Mercer Human Resource Consulting, 2017
Compared to the rest of Western Europe, Belgium has good housing statistics.