Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Amsterdam 

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Cost of Living in Amsterdam is 13.1% lower than in London (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Amsterdam is 19.3% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Amsterdam are 27.1% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Amsterdam are 7.0% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Amsterdam are 11.2% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Amsterdam is 1.0% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Amsterdam Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £
(23.67 €)
16.90 £
(20.00 €)
     -15.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(94.68 €)
74.04 £
(87.62 €)
     -7.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(9.47 €)
10.98 £
(13.00 €)
     +37.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £
(7.69 €)
5.49 £
(6.50 €)
     -15.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 £
(6.51 €)
5.07 £
(6.00 €)
     -7.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.64 £
(4.31 €)
3.37 £
(3.99 €)
     -7.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 £
(2.34 €)
2.69 £
(3.18 €)
     +35.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 £
(1.80 €)
2.26 £
(2.68 €)
     +48.7 %
Markets
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.00 £
(5.91 €)
3.90 £
(4.61 €)
     -22.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.45 £
(1.72 €)
1.51 £
(1.79 €)
     +4.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.94 £
(1.11 €)
0.98 £
(1.16 €)
     +4.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.16 £
(3.74 €)
3.49 £
(4.14 €)
     +10.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.40 £
(4.02 €)
4.51 £
(5.34 €)
     +32.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.44 £
(4.07 €)
4.64 £
(5.50 €)
     +35.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.67 £
(6.71 €)
5.49 £
(6.50 €)
     -3.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.19 £
(1.40 €)
0.76 £
(0.90 €)
     -35.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.62 £
(0.74 €)
0.80 £
(0.95 €)
     +27.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.20 £
(1.42 €)
0.72 £
(0.85 €)
     -39.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.54 £
(1.82 €)
1.22 £
(1.45 €)
     -20.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.59 £
(0.70 €)
0.69 £
(0.82 €)
     +16.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £
(0.66 €)
0.66 £
(0.78 €)
     +19.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.01 £
(1.20 €)
0.97 £
(1.15 €)
     -4.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.31 £
(1.55 €)
0.68 £
(0.81 €)
     -47.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.75 £
(11.54 €)
5.91 £
(7.00 €)
     -39.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.04 £
(2.42 €)
1.20 £
(1.42 €)
     -41.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 £
(2.91 €)
2.16 £
(2.55 €)
     -12.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(17.75 €)
8.11 £
(9.60 €)
     -45.9 %
Transportation
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(3.31 €)
2.87 £
(3.40 €)
     +2.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(236.69 €)
68.91 £
(81.55 €)
     -65.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 £
(5.33 €)
3.38 £
(4.00 €)
     -24.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(3.71 €)
3.31 £
(3.92 €)
     +5.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(35.50 €)
29.57 £
(35.00 €)
     -1.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.75 £
(6.80 €)
6.41 £
(7.58 €)
     +11.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,035.00 £
(33,178.26 €)
24,504.45 £
(29,000.00 €)
     -12.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,862.14 £
(31,790.23 €)
26,971.44 £
(31,919.58 €)
     +0.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 293.89 £
(347.81 €)
221.27 £
(261.86 €)
     -24.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.31 £
(18.12 €)
17.81 £
(21.08 €)
     +16.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.49 £
(36.08 €)
39.41 £
(46.64 €)
     +29.3 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.68 £
(54.06 €)
49.39 £
(58.45 €)
     +8.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.51 £
(17.17 €)
17.78 £
(21.05 €)
     +22.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(17.75 €)
12.67 £
(15.00 €)
     -15.5 %
Childcare
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,853.11 £
(2,193.08 €)
1,708.84 £
(2,022.34 €)
     -7.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,143.18 £
(23,838.62 €)
9,575.65 £
(11,332.38 €)
     -52.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82.97 £
(98.19 €)
78.24 £
(92.60 €)
     -5.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.31 £
(47.70 €)
29.21 £
(34.57 €)
     -27.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.95 £
(106.45 €)
82.58 £
(97.73 €)
     -8.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 101.73 £
(120.39 €)
91.50 £
(108.29 €)
     -10.1 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,147.22 £
(2,541.15 €)
1,659.01 £
(1,963.37 €)
     -22.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,600.08 £
(1,893.63 €)
1,367.14 £
(1,617.95 €)
     -14.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,401.25 £
(5,208.70 €)
2,854.28 £
(3,377.93 €)
     -35.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,858.75 £
(3,383.21 €)
2,145.57 £
(2,539.19 €)
     -24.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,257.91 £
(1,488.68 €)
726.83 £
(860.18 €)
     -42.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 739.22 £
(874.84 €)
519.39 £
(614.68 €)
     -29.7 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Amsterdam Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,692.77 £
(4,370.24 €)
3,010.68 £
(3,563.02 €)
     -18.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.50 4.33      -21.4 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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