Facts & Figures

Top rankings in

1st innovator

in the process of 
migrating to IPv6

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of European purchasing
power in a 500km range

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2nd largest

port of Europe
(and 11th in the world)

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of all polished diamonds
pass through Antwerp

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working adults has a degree or job in science and technology

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3rd place

In foreign investment & number of projects

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Petrochemical cluster in Europe with 37 companies

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Hub for business facilities in Flanders

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The right location for you

145 EUR

average rental price for
office space per m²

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4th place

in the ranking of most
open economies in the world

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large shopping areas in the center of Antwerp

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2 brand new

innovative zones with office space

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The right talent is available

1 out of 3

citizens of Antwerp have
a tertiary education

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of the citizens claim
to be happy living here

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27 300

Self-Employed persons
in Antwerp

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creative entrepreneurs
in Antwerp

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Supported by an efficient government


of the companies survive
the first 5 years

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4th place

in the ranking of most
open economies in the world

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5th place

in Europe concerning efficiency
of administrative services

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Many possibilities for grants in every phase of your journey

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Key assets

Why invest in Antwerp?

Higher education & research

More than 1 out of 3 citizens has a degree in higher education.


Affordable rental prices for industry, offices and living space.

Taxation and legal protection

Business-friendly investment climate.

Labor market

The labor cost in Antwerp is lower than that of many neighbouring hubs.

Rental prices

Affordable rents at a fraction of the cost of Paris, London, Brussels and Berlin.

Subsidies & Financing opportunities

Many incentives to finance your business.

Market size

60% of EU purchasing power within a radius of 500 km.

Innovation Leader

Antwerp is a leader in innovation, R&D & aims to be a Capital of Things.

Quality of Life

92% of people indicate to be happy with life in Antwerp.


Excellent multimodal connections and a world class port.


Both the start and the survival rate of companies is high in Antwerp.

Living costs

Low cost of living compared to neighbours.


The central hub of Europe.


Highest in the region.

Digital connectivity

Frontrunner in IoT and Mbps.

Governmental efficiency

5th place in most efficient service provision.