Cost of living in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district €18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.88
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.07
12 eggs, large €2.50
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.33
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.09
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes €2.37
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.93
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.92
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.31
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,850
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €158
Internet 8MB (1 month) €26
40” flat screen TV €518
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt €107
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €8
Hourly rate for cleaning help €14
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €89
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) €34
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) €89
1 pair of leather business shoes €131
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new €27,735
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.71
Monthly ticket public transport €85
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) €23
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) €5.60
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €3.62
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.83
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.63
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.85
Tube of toothpaste €2.29
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €30
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €36
2 tickets to the movies €21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €97
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert €64
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.00
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.21
iPod nano 16GB €158
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.23
1 month of gym membership in business district €39
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,322 prices entered by 533 different people.
Latest price update: June 01, 2015.

Amsterdam position in our World Ranking

the world
36th
out of 194
western europe
11th
out of 51
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1st
out of 4

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