Cost of living in Utrecht, Netherlands

Summary of cost of living in Utrecht

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €4,328
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €2,388
  • Cost of living in Utrecht is more expensive than in 83% of cities in Western Europe (15 out of 83)
  • Cost of living in Utrecht is more expensive than in 80% of cities in the World (56 out of 272)
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List of prices in Utrecht
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
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 €3.76
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.03
12 eggs, large €3.72
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.35
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.20
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.57
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of coca-cola €2.77
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.90
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,937
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,471
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €173
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,268
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €943
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €111
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €33
40” flat screen tv €479
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €164
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
Hourly rate for cleaning help €15
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €92
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €44
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €105
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €139
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €25,032
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.73
Monthly ticket public transport €92
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €24
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €3.49
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €12
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €41
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.53
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.08
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €4.09
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.39
Tube of toothpaste €2.04
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €23
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €57
2 tickets to the movies €23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €83
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 €3.18
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.80
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €453
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.16
1 month of gym membership in business district €32
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 96 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: May 16, 2022

Utrecht position in our World Ranking

the world
56th
out of 272
western europe
15th
out of 83
netherld.
2nd
out of 5

Cheapest and most expensive products in Utrecht compared to other cities:

western europe
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