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Working and living in Brussels


Brussels is quite affordable compared to other major European cities.

Here’s a popular real estate website to give you an idea of available housing:

Visit http://www.justlanded.com/english/Belgium for an overview of living and working in Brussels.


Medical insurance is mandatory for everyone in Belgium. In the case of employees, contributions are paid by the employer and deducted from your gross salary. Freelancers pay into a social security fund for the self-employed.

There are many health insurance companies, most of which you can register with on-line.  There is usually a 6 month grace period, so it is important to arrive in Belgium with medical coverage of your own for the first 6 months.

Here is an example of a Mutuelle: