Cost of living in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Summary of cost of living in Rotterdam

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,917
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,988
  • Cost of living in Rotterdam is more expensive than in 75% of cities in Western Europe (15 out of 56)
  • Cost of living in Rotterdam is more expensive than in 82% of cities in the World (44 out of 238)

List of prices in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.33
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.06
12 eggs, large €3.33
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.95
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.38
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.18
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €9
2 liters of coca-cola €2.30
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.15
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,551
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,102
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €161
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €935
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €760
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €116
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €26
40” flat screen tv €430
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €130
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €8
Hourly rate for cleaning help €15
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €83
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €30
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €101
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €116
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €28,061
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.64
Monthly ticket public transport €91
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) €5.72
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €19
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €35
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €2.99
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.63
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.20
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.56
Tube of toothpaste €1.81
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €20
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €46
2 tickets to the movies €21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €105
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €56
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.28
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.62
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €486
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.23
1 month of gym membership in business district €42
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 241 prices entered by 34 different people.
Latest price update: August 05, 2020

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Rotterdam position in our World Ranking

the world
44th
out of 238
western europe
15th
out of 56

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4th
western europe
2nd
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2nd
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3rd
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4th

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