Cost of living in Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district €20
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.43
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.91
12 eggs, large €2.71
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.55
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.06
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.04
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes €1.89
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.41
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.75
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.07
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.32
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,366
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €155
Internet 8MB (1 month) €20
40” flat screen TV €547
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt €151
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €8
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €88
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) €34
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) €85
1 pair of leather business shoes €115
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new €30,288
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.69
Monthly ticket public transport €91
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) €19
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) €9
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €2.45
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.76
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.89
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.87
Tube of toothpaste €1.75
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €23
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €42
2 tickets to the movies €22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €108
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert €58
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.56
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.52
iPod nano 16GB €126
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.22
1 month of gym membership in business district €28
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,637 prices entered by 158 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2015.

Rotterdam position in our World Ranking

the world
52nd
out of 194
western europe
16th
out of 51
netherld.
2nd
out of 4

Cheapest and most expensive products in Rotterdam compared to other cities:

the world
4th
the world
5th
western europe
1st
western europe
2nd
western europe
3rd
western europe
3rd

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