Cost of living in Utrecht, Netherlands

Summary of cost of living in Utrecht

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €4,225
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €2,246
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Utrecht, Netherlands. Current as of May 2021.

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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 €4.24
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.05
12 eggs, large €3.76
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.46
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.99
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.07
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of coca-cola €2.78
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.13
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,753
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,339
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €150
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,283
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €889
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €111
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €29
40” flat screen tv €479
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €174
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €8
Hourly rate for cleaning help €15
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) €55
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €93
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €146
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €26,488
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.64
Monthly ticket public transport €112
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €21
Personal Care [Edit]
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 [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €47
2 tickets to the movies €22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €84
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €70
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.25
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.40
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €453
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district €34
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €7
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 164 prices entered by 18 different people.
Latest price update: May 17, 2021

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