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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 07, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of The Hague, Netherlands is 545,000. People describe The Hague as a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage, a beautiful coastline, and a strong international presence. Expats love the city's convenient location, its excellent public transportation system, and its diverse range of activities and attractions. The weather in The Hague is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-60s Fahrenheit (1-18 Celsius) throughout the year. The average cost of living in The Hague for an expat is estimated to be around $2,000-$2,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is estimated to be around $1,000-$1,500 per month, while a two bedroom apartment is estimated to be around $1,500-$2,000 per month.

What do I need to know about living in The Hague?

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

"Before retiring in The Hague, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is higher than the national average. Additionally, expats should research the healthcare system and the availability of medical services in the area. It is also important to understand the local culture and customs, as well as the language, to ensure a smooth transition. Expats should also consider the availability of public transportation and the cost of housing in the area. Finally, expats should research the local job market to ensure that they can find suitable employment if needed," commented one expat who made the move to The Hague.

"With its international flavor and resources supporting expats, The Hague is what I think is a relatively easy city in which to find your way. It's also an easy starting place to travel throughout the Netherlands and a great place from which to visit other countries," remarked one expat living in The Hague, 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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