Tell me about working in Brussels

I’ve applied for a job in Brussels. So tell me about living there. I already know about the high taxes so can do the maths. But how much should I expect to pay for a 1-bed flat. A quick Google brings up prices of E400-E1000. I can’t afford the upper end. Are there areas I should avoid? None of the adverts mention car parking. What issues are there there? Does it cost? What about commuting from farther afield?