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Cost of Living in Utrecht

Summary about cost of living in Utrecht:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 € 13.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 62.50 € 55.00-75.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 € 6.50-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 € 4.00-5.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 3.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.66 € 2.20-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.08 € 1.65-2.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.82 € 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.56 € 2.65-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.04 € 0.73-1.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.67 € 0.45-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.16 € 1.79-2.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.41 € 2.72-6.35
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.33 € 2.27-4.08
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.91 € 5.44-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 0.78 € 0.59-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 € 0.45-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.82 € 0.64-1.13
Tomato (1 lb) 1.02 € 0.91-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.48 € 0.45-0.68
Onion (1 lb) 0.63 € 0.45-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.99 € 0.89-1.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.89 € 0.60-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 4.99-6.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.31 € 0.90-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.62 € 1.00-2.39
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.40 € 6.00-7.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 € 1.80-2.70
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 € 50.00-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.00 € 3.50-7.80
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 3.22-3.38
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 21.00 € 20.00-22.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.80 € 5.15-6.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,590.00 € 20,000.00-21,750.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,437.50 € 15,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 149.60 € 100.00-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 € 0.06-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.08 € 20.00-35.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 24.50 € 15.00-32.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.40 € 12.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 9.00-12.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,350.00 € 1,200.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,000.00 € 6,000.00-7,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.94 € 60.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.58 € 25.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.88 € 65.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 134.67 € 100.00-199.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 990.62 € 650.00-1,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 750.00 € 500.00-900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,661.54 € 1,350.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,245.83 € 1,000.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 341.08 € 278.71-390.19
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 222.58 € 185.80-278.71
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,181.00 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.54 2.00-3.00

Prices in Utrecht

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Last update: September 2017
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6 Comments so far

#Anonymous on May 26, 2017 :
So a family of two the salary of 2300 Euros should be sufficient
#Regina on Apr 05, 2016 :
Oh and you have to pay something called "wegenbelasting" to pay for the usage of the roads. A car of 800 kg with low emission will cost you about 19 euros a month. You also need insurance. A new car, all risk insurance, with a few years of no damage on your record will set you back about 50-60 euros a month for a car worth about 10k.
#Regina on Apr 05, 2016 :
@Chris, I'm not sure if people pay in monthly instalments that much in the Netherlands. Advertisements here say "Pay half now, pay half in 3 years" sometimes, so they expect people to actually save up for the car or lend the money from someone else. If you want to pay monthly, leasing a car is an option as well. Just search for "auto leasen nederland" to find some options.
#Chris on Sep 05, 2015 :
May i know how much is the actual cost of owning a car in netherlands?
i've been seaching google but i cant find the answer i need.

for example: if i buy a used car worth 10,000 Euro.
How much will be the monthly payments assuming i pay the minimum down payment.
How much is the insurance?
Other fees associated with buying and owing the car.

Thanks.
#Ronald on May 30, 2015 :
Prices for Internet cannot really be compared. The Netherlands (and I guess most of Europe) has a competetive market where prices are relatively low and speeds very high. SO in the Netherlads there is actuelly no longer ANY provider that offers less than 10MB
#Sem Hilton on Jun 16, 2014 :
@ Tales Rosa don't know if you're still interested, but finding a job in Utrecht these days is extremely hard. People with university degrees work high school grade jobs, if at all.