Cost of living in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.93
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.07
12 eggs, large €2.93
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.14
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.47
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.93
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.37
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €9
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.31
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.44
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,942
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €1,548
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €174
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €1,314
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €1,006
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €122
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €27
40” flat screen TV €454
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €167
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €92
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €42
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €104
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €157
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €24,445
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.60
Monthly ticket public transport €87
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €23
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €3.33
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €11
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €31
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €3.58
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.61
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.80
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.41
Tube of toothpaste €2.20
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €28
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €49
2 tickets to the movies €23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €116
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €69
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.84
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €572
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district €42
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,266 prices entered by 317 different people.
Latest price update: December 16, 2017.

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