Cost of living in The Hague, Netherlands

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district €14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €8
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.81
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.06
12 eggs, large €2.89
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.24
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.37
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.96
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes €2.38
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.98
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.11
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.32
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,411
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €120
Internet 8MB (1 month) €22
40” flat screen TV €423
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt €185
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €9
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €77
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) €48
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) €93
1 pair of leather business shoes €141
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new €28,993
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.55
Monthly ticket public transport €71
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) €22
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) €12
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €3.78
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.43
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.12
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.44
Tube of toothpaste €1.91
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €22
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €46
2 tickets to the movies €22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €96
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert €77
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.05
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.56
iPod nano 16GB €138
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.14
1 month of gym membership in business district €43
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.92
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 1,313 prices entered by 140 different people.
Latest price update: August 04, 2015.

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