Cost of living in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Summary of cost of living in Amsterdam

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €4,560
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €2,554
  • Amsterdam is the most expensive city in Netherld. (1 out of 4)
  • Cost of living in Amsterdam is more expensive than in 84% of cities in Western Europe (11 out of 63)
  • Cost of living in Amsterdam is more expensive than in 87% of cities in the World (35 out of 258)

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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.63
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.29
12 eggs, large €3.67
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.95
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.59
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €2.26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.54
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of coca-cola €2.43
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.81
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,961
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,702
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €156
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,396
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €1,125
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €113
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €33
40” flat screen tv €478
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €125
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €8
Hourly rate for cleaning help €15
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €102
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) €98
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €139
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €26,772
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.70
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) €4.45
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €11
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €37
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.59
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.45
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.20
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.82
Tube of toothpaste €1.99
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €27
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €41
2 tickets to the movies €24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €102
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €59
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.56
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.18
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €455
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.19
1 month of gym membership in business district €53
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 678 prices entered by 172 different people.
Latest price update: April 04, 2020

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Amsterdam position in our World Ranking

the world
35th
out of 258
western europe
11th
out of 63
netherld.
1st
out of 4

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the world
3rd
western europe
1st
western europe
3rd

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