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 (2015):
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.
|Big Mac (McDonalds)|
|Sandwich (V&D LA Place)|
|Bagel (Bagels & Beans)|
|Main Course (standard eetcafe)|
|Meal+Wine+Dessert (per person)|
|House Wine (glass)|
|Mineral Water/Soft Drink (glass)|
|Starbucks Caffe Latte Grande|
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.
|Train Ticket Amsterdam to Schiphol Airport|
|Train Ticket Amsterdam to The Hague|
|1 hour public transport ticket|
|Tram Ride 5km (e-purse OV chipkaart)|
|Ferry ride on the IJ (GVB)|
|Monthly Travel Pass (GVB)|
|Annual Travel Pass (GVB)|
|Annual Train 40% Discount Card|
|Taxi Fare in Amsterdam (4km)|
|Taxi Fare (Schiphol Airport to City)|
|Petrol 1 Litre|
|Diesel 1 Litre|
|Bike Rental (1 day)|
|Car Parking (per hour, inner centre)|
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.
|Stamp for Netherlands (0-20g)|
|Stamp for international destinations (postcard/0-20g)|
|Cigarettes (Marlboro pack of 190)|
|Tobacco (40g Drum)|
|Cinema Ticket (Standard)|
|Night Club Entry|
|Annual Museum Card|
|Iamsterdam City Card (3 days)|
|Ajax Season Ticket (restrictions apply)|
|Hotel Room - good standard (per night)|
Cost of Utilities for Living in Amsterdam - from mandatory health insurance for residents to utility bills and telecom charges.
|Cable Internet 1.5Mb/s (monthly)|
|Prepaid Mobile Standard Call (per minute)|
|Prepaid Mobile SMS Text|
|iPhone 5s 300mins+unlimitedSMS+1GB (monthly over 24 months)|
|Landline Telephone Standing Charge (monthly)|
|Electricity, Gas & Water (monthly)|
|Household Refuse Tax (monthly)|
|Cable Television Packages (monthly)|
|Basic Health Insurance (monthly)|
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.
|Social Housing (monthly)|
up to 710
|Room Flat Share (monthly)|
|Studio Appartment (monthly)|
|1 Bed Appartment (monthly)|
|2 Bed Appartment (monthly)|
|2-3 Bed House (monthly)|
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