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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 02, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of Utrecht, Netherlands is 345,000. People describe Utrecht as a vibrant, student-friendly city with a rich history and plenty of cultural attractions. Expats love the city's convenient location, excellent public transportation, and friendly locals. The weather in Utrecht is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from an average low of 33°F (1°C) in the winter to an average high of 68°F (20°C) in the summer. The average cost of living in Utrecht for an expat is estimated to be around $2,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $1,000 per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $1,400 per month.

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Utrecht, they said:

"Before retiring in Utrecht, expats should familiarize themselves with the local language, Dutch. It is also important to research the cost of living in Utrecht, as well as the availability of healthcare and other services. Additionally, expats should consider the climate in Utrecht, as well as the cultural and recreational activities available in the city. Finally, expats should research the visa and residency requirements for living in the Netherlands," explained one expat living in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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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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