The average cost of living in the Amsterdam Area

The Mercer Cost of Living Rankings 2018 names Amsterdam as the world's 50th most expensive city – a drastic jump from its position at 85 in 2017. Check out our rankings page for an overview of Amsterdam's cost of living, quality of life and much more.

To give you an idea of what you’ll need, the average cost of living in Amsterdam is around €1,000-€1,500 per month. Here is an overview of what that includes:

Rent in furnished and shared apartment: €600
Insurance: €150
Groceries: €250
Public transport: €100 (tip – or simply buy a bicycle for €50)
Entertainment: €250
Total: €1,350

How it breaks down:

Beer in a bar (500ml): €4
Bottle of wine in a supermarket: €6
Coffee in a café: €3
Dining out: €30
One-hour tram ticket: €2.95
Laundry wash and dry: €5.50
Haircut (male): €15
Haircut (female): €25
Cinema ticket: €12

Information correct at time of publication in September 2018.

Of course, you may be able to reduce your outgoings by staying in one of the other towns or cities in the Amsterdam Area. And make sure you also check out free things to do in Amsterdam, delicious Dutch foods that are kind to your wallet and the best markets for shopping treasures.