How much does the monarchy cost us?

The institution of monarchy in Belgium will cost the Belgian taxpayer 36 million euros next year. The largest share of this amount is spent on policing and securing the safety of our royal family, the Saxe-Coburg and Gothas.

2.7 million euros less is being spent on the institution of monarchy next year. Until last year nobody had a clue how much exactly is being spent on maintaining this institution in Belgium because many of the figures were not made public, but reforms introduced by the last government mean that the cost is now transparent.

Grants to members of the royal family included in this amount total 13.8 million euros. The figure is only topped by expenditure on policing: nearly 15.5 million euros.