Average income in Belgium reaches 17,824 euros

Taxable income

Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, publishes new results of the fiscal statistics on income of tax year 2017. In 2016 the net taxable income of the Belgians amounted on average to € 17,824.

  • The Flemish Region remains the region with the highest income: 19,102 euros.
  • Brussels remains the region with the lowest average income: 13,980 euros.
  • The average income in the Walloon Region amounts to 16,787 euros.
  • In 2016, Flemish Brabant was still the province with the highest average income per capita (20.939 euros), followed by Walloon Brabant (20.485 euros) and East Flanders (19.364 euros);
  • At local level, Sint-Martens-Latem is again the leading municipality in terms of average income per capita: 28,348 euros. It is 59% above the Belgian average;
  • The lowest average income can be found in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, where the income per capita is 8,835 euros, or less than 50% below the national average.