Cost of living in Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district €19
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.41
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.87
12 eggs, large €2.32
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.55
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.95
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 €1.44
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.44
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 €1,412
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €156
Internet 8MB (1 month) €19
40” flat screen TV €545
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt €152
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, ...) €36
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 €29,681
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.71
Monthly ticket public transport €90
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 €21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €108
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert €58
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Capuccino 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 €27
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,597 prices entered by 151 different people.
Latest price update: March 29, 2015.

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