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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on May 05, 2023

Summary: People often describe Amsterdam, Netherlands as a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a unique culture and a laid-back atmosphere. Expats love the city's rich history, its canals, its world-class museums, its lively nightlife, and its diverse population. The weather in Amsterdam is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s in the winter to the mid-70s in the summer. The average cost of living for an expat is estimated to be around $2,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in Amsterdam is around $1,500 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost up to $2,500 per month. The population of Amsterdam is estimated to be around 872,000 people.

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

"Before retiring in Amsterdam, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is higher than in many other cities in the Netherlands. Additionally, expats should research the healthcare system and the availability of medical services in the city. It is also important to understand the Dutch language and culture, as well as the local laws and regulations. Expats should also consider the housing market in Amsterdam, as well as the availability of public transportation and other amenities. Finally, expats should research the job market in Amsterdam to ensure that they can find suitable employment opportunities," said one expat in Amsterdam.

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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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