Cost of living in The Hague, 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) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.72
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.96
12 eggs, large €2.95
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.67
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.61
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.08
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.72
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.00
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.58
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.25
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.01
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,737
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €1,122
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €117
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €997
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €750
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €91
Internet 8MB (1 month) €24
40” flat screen TV €389
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €118
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €11
Hourly rate for cleaning help €12
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €75
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €47
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €82
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €92
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €24,885
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.53
Monthly ticket public transport €82
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €22
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €12
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €35
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.09
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.96
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.59
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.72
Tube of toothpaste €2.13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €29
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €44
2 tickets to the movies €22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €98
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 €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.73
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.01
iPod nano 16GB €165
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.13
1 month of gym membership in business district €39
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 391 prices entered by 33 different people.
Latest price update: May 26, 2016.

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