Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Amsterdam 

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Consumer Prices in Amsterdam are 14.2% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Amsterdam are 21.9% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Amsterdam are 31.4% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Amsterdam are 6.7% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Amsterdam are 12.0% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Amsterdam is 24.9% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Amsterdam Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.00 £
(22.26 €)
17.07 £
(20.00 €)
     -10.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(93.71 €)
72.56 £
(85.00 €)
     -9.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(9.37 €)
10.24 £
(12.00 €)
     +28.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £
(7.61 €)
5.21 £
(6.10 €)
     -19.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 £
(6.44 €)
4.70 £
(5.50 €)
     -14.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.62 £
(4.24 €)
3.34 £
(3.91 €)
     -7.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.94 £
(2.28 €)
2.57 £
(3.01 €)
     +32.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.64 £
(1.92 €)
2.17 £
(2.54 €)
     +32.4 %
Markets
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.96 £
(5.81 €)
4.02 £
(4.71 €)
     -18.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.41 £
(1.66 €)
1.39 £
(1.63 €)
     -1.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 £
(1.05 €)
1.00 £
(1.17 €)
     +11.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.32 £
(3.88 €)
3.45 £
(4.04 €)
     +3.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.48 £
(4.07 €)
4.45 £
(5.21 €)
     +27.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.48 £
(4.07 €)
4.66 £
(5.46 €)
     +34.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.82 £
(6.82 €)
5.32 £
(6.23 €)
     -8.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £
(1.30 €)
0.71 £
(0.84 €)
     -35.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 £
(0.66 €)
0.79 £
(0.92 €)
     +39.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.21 £
(1.42 €)
0.74 £
(0.87 €)
     -38.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.40 £
(1.64 €)
1.20 £
(1.41 €)
     -13.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 £
(0.67 €)
0.67 £
(0.78 €)
     +16.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £
(0.64 €)
0.65 £
(0.76 €)
     +18.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.93 £
(1.09 €)
0.96 £
(1.12 €)
     +3.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.27 £
(1.49 €)
0.62 £
(0.73 €)
     -51.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £
(10.54 €)
5.61 £
(6.58 €)
     -37.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.08 £
(2.43 €)
1.12 £
(1.31 €)
     -46.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 £
(2.85 €)
1.96 £
(2.30 €)
     -19.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(17.57 €)
8.11 £
(9.50 €)
     -45.9 %
Transportation
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 £
(3.40 €)
2.90 £
(3.40 €)
     +0.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(234.28 €)
69.57 £
(81.50 €)
     -65.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(4.69 €)
3.41 £
(4.00 €)
     -14.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(3.67 €)
3.30 £
(3.86 €)
     +5.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(35.14 €)
27.74 £
(32.50 €)
     -7.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.73 £
(6.71 €)
6.34 £
(7.43 €)
     +10.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,560.00 £
(31,112.53 €)
23,902.91 £
(28,000.00 €)
     -10.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,251.33 £
(30,750.96 €)
27,454.53 £
(32,160.38 €)
     +4.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 287.94 £
(337.29 €)
202.87 £
(237.64 €)
     -29.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.58 £
(18.25 €)
18.13 £
(21.24 €)
     +16.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.25 £
(36.61 €)
38.14 £
(44.67 €)
     +22.0 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.31 £
(55.41 €)
46.74 £
(54.76 €)
     -1.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.55 £
(15.88 €)
16.35 £
(19.15 €)
     +20.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(17.57 €)
12.81 £
(15.00 €)
     -14.6 %
Childcare
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,840.34 £
(2,155.79 €)
1,600.04 £
(1,874.29 €)
     -13.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(23,492.26 €)
8,629.11 £
(10,108.18 €)
     -57.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.26 £
(97.53 €)
67.14 £
(78.65 €)
     -19.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.32 £
(47.23 €)
25.86 £
(30.29 €)
     -35.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.80 £
(104.02 €)
74.07 £
(86.77 €)
     -16.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.59 £
(114.31 €)
84.91 £
(99.46 €)
     -13.0 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,245.83 £
(2,630.78 €)
1,590.09 £
(1,862.64 €)
     -29.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,628.00 £
(1,907.05 €)
1,311.64 £
(1,536.46 €)
     -19.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,236.90 £
(4,963.13 €)
2,690.51 £
(3,151.68 €)
     -36.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,902.63 £
(3,400.16 €)
1,963.45 £
(2,300.00 €)
     -32.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,311.20 £
(1,535.95 €)
678.70 £
(795.03 €)
     -48.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 716.48 £
(839.29 €)
450.95 £
(528.25 €)
     -37.1 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,179.04 £
(3,723.94 €)
3,101.99 £
(3,633.69 €)
     -2.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.57 3.94      -29.2 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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