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 €3.73
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.04
12 eggs, large €2.74
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.24
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.93
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes €1.85
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.88
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.11
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.36
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.) €2.53
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.88
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.42
Tube of toothpaste €1.92
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €22
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €43
2 tickets to the movies €21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €104
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert €78
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.89
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.44
iPod nano 16GB €138
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.18
1 month of gym membership in business district €39
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €6
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 1,284 prices entered by 138 different people.
Latest price update: June 30, 2015.

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