Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Amsterdam 

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Consumer Prices in Amsterdam are 4.85% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Amsterdam are 12.63% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Amsterdam are 22.69% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Amsterdam are 0.20% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Amsterdam are 5.07% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Amsterdam is 4.30% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Amsterdam Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £
(17.42 €)
12.92 £
(15.00 €)
     -13.88 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £
(69.67 €)
64.59 £
(75.00 €)
     +7.65 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £
(6.97 €)
7.70 £
(8.94 €)
     +28.27 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £
(5.81 €)
4.31 £
(5.00 €)
     -13.88 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.68 £
(5.44 €)
4.31 £
(5.00 €)
     -8.07 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.89 £
(3.36 €)
2.90 £
(3.36 €)
     +0.13 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.49 £
(1.73 €)
2.38 £
(2.76 €)
     +59.03 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.11 £
(1.29 €)
1.96 £
(2.27 €)
     +76.36 %
Markets
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.57 £
(4.14 €)
3.54 £
(4.11 €)
     -0.87 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.89 £
(1.04 €)
1.42 £
(1.65 €)
     +59.26 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.69 £
(0.80 €)
0.77 £
(0.90 €)
     +12.72 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.21 £
(2.57 €)
2.39 £
(2.77 €)
     +7.92 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.95 £
(3.43 €)
4.21 £
(4.89 €)
     +42.66 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.79 £
(3.24 €)
3.07 £
(3.56 €)
     +9.83 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.52 £
(5.25 €)
5.00 £
(5.81 €)
     +10.49 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.00 £
(1.16 €)
0.85 £
(0.99 €)
     -15.02 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.52 £
(0.60 €)
0.60 £
(0.70 €)
     +15.88 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.92 £
(1.06 €)
0.69 £
(0.81 €)
     -24.19 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.17 £
(1.36 €)
0.90 £
(1.04 €)
     -23.23 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 £
(0.66 €)
0.62 £
(0.71 €)
     +8.80 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.51 £
(0.60 €)
0.52 £
(0.60 €)
     +1.14 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.78 £
(0.91 €)
0.75 £
(0.87 €)
     -4.44 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.85 £
(0.98 €)
0.72 £
(0.84 €)
     -14.78 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £
(9.29 €)
6.03 £
(7.00 €)
     -24.64 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.83 £
(2.13 €)
1.04 £
(1.20 €)
     -43.49 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.03 £
(2.36 €)
1.63 £
(1.89 €)
     -20.05 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.40 £
(14.40 €)
6.89 £
(8.00 €)
     -44.44 %
Transportation
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(3.25 €)
2.76 £
(3.20 €)
     -1.57 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.83 £
(182.09 €)
83.97 £
(97.50 €)
     -46.46 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £
(3.48 €)
4.31 £
(5.00 €)
     +43.54 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £
(3.18 €)
3.26 £
(3.78 €)
     +19.05 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £
(33.44 €)
37.87 £
(43.97 €)
     +31.49 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.53 £
(5.26 €)
5.48 £
(6.36 €)
     +21.00 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,017.50 £
(26,726.23 €)
21,965.73 £
(25,505.00 €)
     -4.57 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,836.61 £
(26,516.20 €)
24,220.21 £
(28,122.73 €)
     +6.06 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 182.08 £
(211.42 €)
140.24 £
(162.83 €)
     -22.98 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £
(0.15 €)
0.13 £
(0.15 €)
     +0.80 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.77 £
(36.88 €)
39.83 £
(46.25 €)
     +25.38 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.06 £
(52.32 €)
37.33 £
(43.34 €)
     -17.15 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.78 £
(12.51 €)
26.72 £
(31.02 €)
     +147.90 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.50 £
(15.68 €)
10.33 £
(12.00 €)
     -23.45 %
Childcare
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,439.72 £
(1,671.70 €)
1,554.70 £
(1,805.21 €)
     +7.99 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,856.00 £
(20,733.08 €)
12,110.38 £
(14,061.69 €)
     -32.18 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.54 £
(69.14 €)
79.99 £
(92.88 €)
     +34.34 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.53 £
(34.29 €)
35.49 £
(41.21 €)
     +20.17 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 69.81 £
(81.06 €)
80.19 £
(93.11 €)
     +14.87 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 81.03 £
(94.09 €)
109.49 £
(127.13 €)
     +35.12 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,713.85 £
(1,989.99 €)
1,353.23 £
(1,571.28 €)
     -21.04 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,264.85 £
(1,468.65 €)
1,103.04 £
(1,280.77 €)
     -12.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,308.57 £
(3,841.67 €)
2,274.44 £
(2,640.91 €)
     -31.26 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,085.51 £
(2,421.54 €)
1,733.95 £
(2,013.33 €)
     -16.86 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,024.31 £
(1,189.35 €)
601.18 £
(698.05 €)
     -41.31 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 518.08 £
(601.55 €)
412.86 £
(479.39 €)
     -20.31 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,051.59 £
(3,543.28 €)
2,551.62 £
(2,962.75 €)
     -16.38 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.57 2.06      -19.85 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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