Cost of living in Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Latest price update: October 31, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district €29
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.78
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.14
12 eggs, large €2.43
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.84
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.28
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.03
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes €2.27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.89
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.39
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,308
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €142
Internet 8MB (1 month) €26
40” flat screen TV €568
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt €208
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €9
Hourly rate for cleaning help €12
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €93
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) €38
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) €85
1 pair of leather business shoes €124
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new €27,919
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.75
Monthly ticket public transport €62
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) €21
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) €7
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €2.63
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.59
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.00
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.81
Tube of toothpaste €1.77
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €25
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €43
2 tickets to the movies €23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €117
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert €66
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Capuccino in expat area of the city €2.96
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €2.93
iPod nano 16GB €123
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district €29
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes €6.00

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