Cost of living in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.21
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.08
12 eggs, large €3.07
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.27
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.79
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.08
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.51
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.05
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.54
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,907
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €1,535
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €148
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €1,300
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €1,010
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €113
Internet 8MB (1 month) €27
40” flat screen TV €589
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €133
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €8
Hourly rate for cleaning help €15
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €96
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €36
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €94
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €156
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €29,603
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.59
Monthly ticket public transport €88
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €24
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €4.28
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €12
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €28
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €3.90
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.23
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.57
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.85
Tube of toothpaste €2.40
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €30
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €41
2 tickets to the movies €21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €95
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €71
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.08
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.29
iPod nano 16GB €175
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.30
1 month of gym membership in business district €47
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,042 prices entered by 705 different people.
Latest price update: February 11, 2016.

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Amsterdam position in our World Ranking

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30th
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