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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jun 02, 2023

Summary: People describe Antwerp, Belgium as a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a rich cultural heritage. Expats love the city's diverse population, its vibrant nightlife, and its convenient location near other major European cities. The weather in Antwerp is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-60s Fahrenheit throughout the year. The average cost of living for an expat is estimated to be around $2,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in Antwerp is around $1,000 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost up to $1,500 per month. The approximate population of Antwerp is 518,000.

What do I need to know about living in Antwerp?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Antwerp, they said:

"Before retiring in Antwerp, expats should familiarize themselves with the local language, Dutch, as it is the official language of the city. Expats should also research the cost of living in Antwerp, as it is one of the most expensive cities in Belgium. Additionally, expats should research the healthcare system in Antwerp, as it is different from other countries. Finally, expats should research the visa and residency requirements for living in Antwerp, as they may need to apply for a visa or residency permit," remarked one expat living in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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