Cost of living in The Hague, Netherlands

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district €15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €8
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.73
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.06
12 eggs, large €2.48
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.33
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.77
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.06
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes €3.06
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.93
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.17
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.26
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,364
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €158
Internet 8MB (1 month) €23
40” flat screen TV €423
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt €184
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €9
Hourly rate for cleaning help €12
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) €84
1 pair of leather business shoes €117
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new €23,893
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.54
Monthly ticket public transport €73
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.) €2.53
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.90
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.58
Tube of toothpaste €2.14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €24
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €46
2 tickets to the movies €21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €104
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert €61
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Capuccino in expat area of the city €2.86
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.44
iPod nano 16GB €138
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district €44
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,214 prices entered by 130 different people.
Latest price update: March 29, 2015.

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