Cost of living in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Summary of cost of living in Amsterdam

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €4,572
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €2,623
  • Amsterdam is the most expensive city in Netherld. (1 out of 5)
  • Cost of living in Amsterdam is more expensive than in 86% of cities in Western Europe (11 out of 69)
  • Cost of living in Amsterdam is more expensive than in 89% of cities in the World (33 out of 283)

List of prices in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Current as of Jan 2020.

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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) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.62
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.26
12 eggs, large €3.83
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.85
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.55
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €2.22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.53
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of coca-cola €2.47
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.71
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €2,040
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,768
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €143
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,648
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €1,227
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €96
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €28
40” flat screen tv €459
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €116
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €9
Hourly rate for cleaning help €14
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €87
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €35
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €98
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €122
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €26,412
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.69
Monthly ticket public transport €96
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €25
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €3.77
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €12
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €39
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.58
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.36
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.83
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.67
Tube of toothpaste €1.91
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €27
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €42
2 tickets to the movies €23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €118
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €63
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.52
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.93
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €455
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.21
1 month of gym membership in business district €46
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 758 prices entered by 191 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2020

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Amsterdam position in our World Ranking

the world
33rd
out of 283
western europe
11th
out of 69
netherld.
1st
out of 5

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the world
4th
western europe
2nd
western europe
4th

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