Cost of Living Comparison Between Barcelona and Amsterdam 

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Consumer Prices in Amsterdam are 30.54% higher than in Barcelona (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Amsterdam are 44.43% higher than in Barcelona
Rent Prices in Amsterdam are 75.28% higher than in Barcelona
Restaurant Prices in Amsterdam are 38.94% higher than in Barcelona
Groceries Prices in Amsterdam are 25.67% higher than in Barcelona
Local Purchasing Power in Amsterdam is 38.62% higher than in Barcelona
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Restaurants
Barcelona Edit Amsterdam Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 € 15.00 €      +25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 € 75.00 €      +50.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 9.00 €      +12.50 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 € 5.00 €      +66.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 € 5.00 €      +42.86 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.87 € 3.35 €      +79.76 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 € 2.72 €      +48.24 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.27 € 2.23 €      +75.69 %
Markets
Barcelona Edit Amsterdam Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.26 € 4.01 €      +22.98 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.17 € 1.67 €      +42.24 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.50 € 0.89 €      +80.16 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.15 € 2.52 €      +16.75 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.73 € 4.98 €      +5.26 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.89 € 3.58 €      +23.81 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.46 € 8.43 €      +54.31 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.83 € 1.11 €      +34.73 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 € 0.64 €      -18.01 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.80 € 0.74 €      -7.83 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.88 € 1.00 €      +14.14 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.61 € 0.63 €      +2.57 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 € 0.51 €      -4.19 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.02 € 0.81 €      -20.25 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.70 € 0.81 €      +15.44 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 6.00 €      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.04 € 1.18 €      +13.12 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.57 € 1.86 €      +18.25 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.00 € 8.00 €      +60.00 %
Transportation
Barcelona Edit Amsterdam Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.30 € 3.20 €      +39.13 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 € 98.25 €      +145.62 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 € 5.25 €      +75.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.90 € 3.78 €      +99.15 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22.25 € 44.46 €      +99.82 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.90 € 6.37 €      +30.01 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 € 25,500.00 €      +15.91 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,080.08 € 27,240.56 €      +18.03 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Barcelona Edit Amsterdam Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 146.46 € 171.06 €      +16.80 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.17 € 0.13 €      -19.92 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 41.45 € 48.56 €      +17.16 %
Sports And Leisure
Barcelona Edit Amsterdam Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.90 € 42.13 €      -6.15 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.70 € 31.75 €      +39.89 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 € 12.00 €      +33.33 %
Childcare
Barcelona Edit Amsterdam Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 456.92 € 1,827.63 €      +299.99 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,596.43 € 13,786.06 €      +60.37 %
Clothing And Shoes
Barcelona Edit Amsterdam Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 70.61 € 93.94 €      +33.05 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.41 € 41.21 €      +35.49 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.32 € 94.63 €      +22.39 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.11 € 127.13 €      +33.67 %
Rent Per Month
Barcelona Edit Amsterdam Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 903.63 € 1,540.43 €      +70.47 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 723.82 € 1,263.16 €      +74.51 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,505.21 € 2,617.19 €      +73.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,095.56 € 1,990.38 €      +81.68 %
Buy Apartment Price
Barcelona Edit Amsterdam Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 443.40 € 704.72 €      +58.94 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 279.51 € 477.21 €      +70.73 %
Salaries And Financing
Barcelona Edit Amsterdam Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,520.48 € 3,044.00 €      +100.20 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.94 2.06      +6.07 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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