Cost of living in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Summary of cost of living in Amsterdam

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €5,633
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €3,317
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Amsterdam
Current as of Jun 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €5.39
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.75
12 eggs, large €5.03
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €3.22
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.17
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.72
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €2.06
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €9
2 liters of coca-cola €2.80
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €2.56
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €2,795
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €2,159
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €319
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,772
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €1,407
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €204
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €30
40” flat screen tv €354
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €186
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €13
Hourly rate for cleaning help €20
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €99
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) €89
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €113
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €31,689
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €2.04
Monthly ticket public transport €89
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €27
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €4.74
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €13
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €38
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €4.59
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €4.04
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €4.18
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.01
Tube of toothpaste €2.20
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €32
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €49
2 tickets to the movies €29
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €124
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €88
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €4.32
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €613
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.08
1 month of gym membership in business district €61
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €10
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 177 prices entered by 64 different people.
Latest price update: June 19, 2024

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