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Prices / Cost of Living in Amsterdam

 

The following tables list prices (in euros) of various items and commodities for sale in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

This price list should be of use to both tourists and any potential expats considering a move to the Netherlands. Note, some figures should only be taken as a guideline - prices can vary and are subject to change.

AmsterdamTips.com Cost of Living for Amsterdam (2017):

Cost of Eating and Drinking Out - Prices for meals out vary considerably in Amsterdam and range from the budget fast-food places, cheap eetcafé-style restaurants to the more upscale establishments. Drinks prices are generally consistent overall although higher prices can be found at either "tourist traps" or trendier bars and clubs. The Dutch are not great tippers, however a small tip is always appreciated by your server.

Item
Price (€)
Breakfast (HEMA)
2.00
Friet (chips)
2.50
Big Mac (McDonalds)
3.80
Sandwich (LA Place)
4.00-7.00
Bagel (Bagels & Beans)
4.00-8.00
Main Course (standard eetcafe)
10-20
Meal+Wine+Dessert (per person)
40-100
Beer (250ml)
2.50
Beer (500ml)
4.50
House Wine (glass)
4.00
Mineral Water/Soft Drink (glass)
2.00-2.50
Espresso
2.00-2.50
Cappuccino/Koffie Verkeerd/Latte
3.00
Starbucks Caffe Latte Grande
3.60
Tea (cup)
2.30-2.80
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Cost of Travel in Amsterdam - Public transport in Amsterdam and Netherlands is normally quite reliable and offers reasonable value. Prices have increased since the OV-chip card system was introduced. Like elsewhere in Europe, fuel prices are high.

Item
Price (€)
Train Ticket Amsterdam to Schiphol Airport
4.20/5.20
Train Ticket Amsterdam to The Hague
11.50/12.50
1 hour public transport ticket
2.90
Tram Ride 5km (e-purse OV chipkaart)
1.66
Ferry ride on the IJ (GVB)
Free
Monthly Travel Pass (GVB)
92
Annual Travel Pass (GVB)
920
Annual Train 40% Discount Card
50
Taxi Fare in Amsterdam (4km)
12
Taxi Fare (Schiphol Airport to City)
45
Petrol 1 Litre
1.65
Diesel 1 Litre
1.35
Bike Rental (1 day)
10
Car Parking (per hour, inner centre)
5
  

 

Cost of Miscellaneous Items in Amsterdam - Cultural activities such as the theatre and museums are not that cheap although there are some free concerts and festivals. You can find half-price theatre tickets on-the-day at the AUB ticketshop on Leideplein. Consider investing in the Museum Card which gives unlimited free entry to 400 museums over the whole year. Tobacco and cigarettes in Netherlands are heavily taxed/regulated and prices are set to rise further.

Item
Price (€)
Stamp for Netherlands (0-20g)
0.78
Stamp for international destinations (postcard/0-20g)
1.33
Cigarettes (Marlboro pack of 190)
64
Tobacco (40g Drum)
7.70
Haircut (Male)
from 13
Haircut (Female)
from 30
Cinema Ticket (Standard)
9
Theatre Ticket
from 20
Night Club Entry
from 5
Museum Admission
5-18
Annual Museum Card
59.90
Iamsterdam City Card (3 days)
77
Ajax Season Ticket (restrictions apply)
222-694
Hotel Room - good standard (per night)
80-300
  

 

Cost of Utilities for Living in Amsterdam - from mandatory health insurance for residents to utility bills and telecom charges.

Item
Price (€)
Cable Internet 1.5Mb/s (monthly)
20
Prepaid Mobile Standard Call (per minute)
0.17-0.35
Prepaid Mobile SMS Text
0.12
Samsung Galaxy S6 150mins+unlimitedSMS+500MB (monthly over 24 months)
30
Landline Telephone Standing Charge (monthly)
15
Electricity, Gas & Water (monthly)
100-225
Household Refuse Tax (monthly)
25
Cable Television Packages (monthly)
17-50
Basic Health Insurance (monthly)
100-120
  

 

Cost of Flat/House Rental - Renting a flat or house in Amsterdam is likely to be your biggest monthly outgoing. Prices range from cheaper flat shares, social housing (you will either have to wait some years on the list, have a Dutch partner renting one or be lucky to find a sublet) to more expensive properties on the private rental market.

Item
Price (€)
Social Housing (monthly)
up to 710
Room Flat Share (monthly)
350-1,200
Studio Appartment (monthly)
700-1,200
1 Bed Appartment (monthly)
900-1,600
2 Bed Appartment (monthly)
1,100-2,300
2-3 Bed House (monthly)
2,000-4,000
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