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Cost of Living in Amsterdam | Netherlands

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2228
$5165
🛋️ Without rent
$852
$2922
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1377
$2243
🍽️ Food
$481
$1253
🚐 Transport
$225
$600
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3300
🏙️ Population
860k

The average cost of living in Amsterdam is $2228, which is in the top 3% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 189th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 70 in the Netherlands.

The median after-tax salary is $3300, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months. Ranked 102nd (TOP 2%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in the Netherlands. With an estimated population of 860k, Amsterdam is the 1st largest city in the Netherlands.

✈️ Closest airport12 kmAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
😷 Air qualityGood10.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank75University of Amsterdam
Cost of living in Amsterdam infographic

Prices in Amsterdam

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$14.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$66.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.83
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.79
☕ Cappuccino
$3.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.84

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.83
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.11
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.91
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.59
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.04
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.7
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.45
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.14
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.22
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.87
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.23

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$107
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$28
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.89

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1515
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1148
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2507
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1905
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$176
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8484
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5851

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$40.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$24.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$106
👟 Brand Sneakers
$111
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1866
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15613

Amsterdam Cost of Living comparison