Cost of living in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.41
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.03
12 eggs, large €2.64
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.10
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.63
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.23
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.10
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,872
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €1,422
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €161
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €1,262
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €937
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €109
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €25
40” flat screen TV €460
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €159
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €6
Hourly rate for cleaning help €14
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €96
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €32
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €101
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €161
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €26,820
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.55
Monthly ticket public transport €102
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €23
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €3.97
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €11
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €30
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €3.58
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.28
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.40
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.57
Tube of toothpaste €2.31
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 €23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €94
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €77
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.00
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.61
iPod nano 16GB €180
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district €40
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,208 prices entered by 238 different people.
Latest price update: January 23, 2017.

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