Cost of living in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.42
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.00
12 eggs, large €2.91
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.05
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.30
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.82
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.09
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.21
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.20
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,878
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €1,510
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €181
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €1,286
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €948
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €119
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €28
40” flat screen TV €456
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €183
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €6
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €97
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €37
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €101
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €160
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €22,973
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.56
Monthly ticket public transport €88
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) €2.97
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €11
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €32
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €3.84
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.53
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.79
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.61
Tube of toothpaste €2.28
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €27
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €48
2 tickets to the movies €22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €122
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €75
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.47
iPod nano 16GB €168
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.13
1 month of gym membership in business district €37
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,295 prices entered by 270 different people.
Latest price update: June 26, 2017.

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