The European Consumer Centre Belgium, part of a European network of 29 centres in 27 member states +Norway and Iceland, has taken a look at prices of IKEA products in Belgium and the neighbouring countries.
A basket of 20 products was taken to compare the prices.
The basket of the same 20 products cost €4036 in Belgium, 3775 in the Netherlands, €3363 in Germany, €3345 in the UK, and €3297 in France.
Eating in the IKEA restaurant is also considerably cheaper in our neighbouring countries.
The breakfast is double the price in Belgium as in France and the Netherlands. A pasta with tomato sauce costs €1.95 in the Netherlands whereas in Belgium it costs €4.95. The famous Swedish meatballs are also most expensive in Belgium.
The European Consumer Centre in Brussels is part of a European network
The European Consumer Centre, located in Brussels, informs European consumers about the advantages of the internal market and assists in case of cross-border consumer disputes.
ECC Belgium is part a European network of 29 centres in 27 member states + Norway and Iceland.
The European network of Consumer Centres (ECC-net) was established by the European Commission to:
- enhance the trust of the European consumer in the internal market through information and advice
- assist the European consumer in case of cross-border consumer disputes
- provide a link between the consumer and the ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) bodies.