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Cost of Living in Netherlands

Cost of living in Netherlands is 8.57% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Netherlands is 8.20% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 10.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 40.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 € 6.50-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 € 3.00-5.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.50 € 2.80-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.57 € 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.20 € 1.50-2.75
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.81 € 1.00-2.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.59 € 2.84-4.35
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.09 € 0.82-1.77
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.75 € 0.45-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.19 € 1.55-2.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.34 € 2.72-5.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.47 € 2.27-4.15
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.54 € 3.63-8.23
Apples (1 lb) 0.76 € 0.59-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 € 0.45-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.77 € 0.64-1.13
Tomato (1 lb) 0.98 € 0.68-1.35
Potato (1 lb) 0.52 € 0.45-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 € 0.40-0.68
Lettuce (1 head) 0.92 € 0.80-1.29
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.83 € 0.60-1.30
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 4.99-7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.15 € 0.70-1.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.75 € 1.00-2.39
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.70 € 6.00-7.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 € 2.00-3.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 77.00 € 49.00-92.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 € 2.83-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.38 € 3.14-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 € 20.00-40.65
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.77 € 5.30-6.13
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 € 21,050.00-28,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,255.05 € 15,280.00-28,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 147.95 € 100.00-220.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 € 0.09-0.25
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.20 € 20.00-45.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26.28 € 16.67-40.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.33 € 10.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.50 € 9.00-12.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,431.47 € 988.00-1,700.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,000.00 € 5,000.00-7,080.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82.66 € 60.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.27 € 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.99 € 60.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.40 € 75.00-175.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 910.47 € 600.00-1,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 700.85 € 415.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,525.73 € 1,000.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,127.86 € 750.00-1,700.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 332.40 € 213.68-557.41
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 217.91 € 157.93-334.45
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,164.65 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.61 2.00-3.50

Prices in Netherlands

These data are based on 13401 entries in the past 18 months from 1239 different contributors.
Last update: October 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Netherlands

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City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Amsterdam 86.18 54.42 70.83 68.98 90.35 84.92
The Hague (Den Haag) 83.57 33.38 59.31 69.51 88.73 89.82
Utrecht 81.65 38.85 60.96 67.90 95.38 90.03
Rotterdam 78.92 34.47 57.43 61.48 85.58 88.09
Maastricht 78.65 32.19 56.20 69.10 77.06 89.30
Eindhoven 77.21 32.99 55.84 61.11 87.89 101.72
Groningen 75.48 29.68 53.34 65.99 82.25 89.48
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