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Cost of Living in The Netherlands

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 06, 2024

Summary: The cost of living in Netherlands is generally considered to be quite high. A nice 1 bedroom apartment in the Netherlands can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 per month, while a nice 2 bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000 per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in the Netherlands can range from $15 to $30 per person.

Is the cost of living in The Netherlands high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in The Netherlands, they wrote:

"The cost of living in the Netherlands is generally high, particularly in bigger cities like Amsterdam. Prices for basic necessities such as groceries and utilities are high, although wages tend to reflect this. Housing prices can be particularly expensive, but the country generally offers good value for money when it comes to transport, entertainment and restaurants. All in all, the Netherlands is a great country to live in despite its relatively high cost of living," remarked one expat in Netherlands.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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