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✎ EN Cost of Living in Amsterdam

Discussion in 'Amsterdam' started by texkourgan, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. texkourgan

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    We are interested in your feedback on the cost of living in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Here at EasyExpat, we have a useful tool to compare the cost of living in some major cities in the world, but a rough estimate from expats living in the city is very helpful for others interested in moving to Amsterdam.

    If you live in Amsterdam, you can help the community and give information about the cost of living. You might be able to give indication and comments on the needs:
    :arrow: Food (what to expect, what to find).
    :arrow: Accommodation price in Amsterdam. Rent in Amsterdam?
    :arrow: Transport in Amsterdam (public transport but also the necessity and cost of using a car)
    :arrow: Services (gaz, electricity, telephone, internet...)
    :arrow: Tax in the Netherlands
    :arrow: Health, Education
    :arrow: Entertainment in Amsterdam (restaurant, cinema, theatre...)
    :arrow: ... etc.

    Thanks in advance for sharing your experience with the community :cool:
     
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    oh... nice.. I'm planning to move in Amsterdam .. thanks for posting the information.
     
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    Some infos about the cost of living (examples) in Netherlands in this topic:
    cost-living-netherlands-t21509.html

    Anyone with specific examples and infos on cost of living in Amsterdam (accommodation, transport...etc) please post below here :)
     
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    Transport: 90€ if you want the subscription to public transport (almost all companies refund them) otherwise there is the bike:)

    Housing: everything depends on the city, Amsterdam it is necessary to count near 1300€ for a housing of 50m² in the center. The accommodations all have a reasonable size. Co-location is more affordable. Haarlem, which is 15 minutes away by public transport from Amsterdam, is a much cheaper city and many Dutch people choose not to live in Amsterdam because accommodation is too expensive.

    Shopping: the ladle probably between 200€ and 300€ for two knowing that we can eat outside and we do our shopping at the steps. For a basket full of fresh fruits and vegetables of all kinds count 20€.

    Taxes: taken at source. The money placed is taxed at 2%, the bins cost 180th a year. If you own a dog it will cost you 150€.

    Phone: Free does not exist yet here, but at 20€ you will have a good package

    Cinema: on average more than 10th place

    Clothing: stores are regularly on sale:)

    Bike: average prices are 100 / 150€, 20€ for repairs

    Doctor: Medical expenses are supported if requests are first made by your referring doctor. Attention dentists are twice as expensive here.
     
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    Great, Many thanks for your tips, julienkratos
    How do you know Amsterdam ? Did you live there ? In your profile, you said you live in Barcelona. You could update the post :arrow: THERE.

    Thanks in advance and see you soon on the forum :wave:
     
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    Hello,
    I have family living in amsterdam for over 10 years and I often go back and visit them. In addition, I go there regularly with friends by car or train, the trip is not very expensive and fast enough. Then I love this city, it's really relaxing and walking around is a real pleasure. I know this city almost by heart so if you want information do not hesitate
     

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