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How much are rents in Brussels? €757 in Jette, €1,234 in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre

21:09 05/02/2020

If you're looking to rent an affordable home in the Brussels region, head west to Jette or Berchem-Saint-Agathe.

That's according to new data from the Flemish real estate federation CIB Vlaanderen, which has compiled a league table of average rents around Brussels for the first time.

The average apartment in Brussels will cost you €1,106 per month in rent, the figures suggest. That's up 5.7% in a year.

Woluwe-Saint-Pierre is the most expensive Brussels municipality, averaging €1,234, closely followed by Uccle and Auderghem.

Jette was the cheapest, on €757, then Berchem-Saint-Agathe, where €776 was the average rent paid. Not enough data was available for the neighbouring communes of Koekelberg and Ganshoren to be included in the comparison.

The CIB figures are based on analysis of 5,782 rental contracts registered at town halls in the Brussels region in 2018 and 2019. Laeken and Neder-Over-Heembeek were treated as separate entities from the City of Brussels.

The study over two years allows us to see how rent prices are evolving. The sharpest rises were in Evere (up 14.4% in a year) and Forest (up 12.6%).

According to CIB, the Brussels rental market is made up mainly of apartments with at least one separate bedroom (83.5%). Studios account for 5.5%.

Houses were not included in the research because there were not enough of them rented out to draw statistical conclusions.

Average rents in Brussels in 2019

Woluwe-Saint-Pierre - €1,234
Uccle - €1,226
Auderghem - €1,209
Ixelles - €1,169
Brussels-City - €1,161
Evere - €1,119
Woluwe-Saint-Lambert - €1,103
Etterbeek - €1,102
Saint-Josse - €1,070
Saint-Gilles - €1,059
Forest - €1,025
Watermael-Boitsfort - €1,009
Neder-Over-Heembeek - €901
Schaerbeek - €898
Molenbeek - €797
Laeken - €795
Anderlecht - €788
Berchem-Sainte-Agathe - €776
Jette - €757

Written by The Bulletin


Frank Lee

This is a reflection of where people actually want to live. They will pay more to be in a more desirable location, for whichever reason. Maybe the fact that international institutions are located East has an influence...

Feb 6, 2020 14:21