Travel budget in the Netherlands

Netherlands: calculate your travel budget

Netherlands: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in the Netherlands for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 84 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2101* (1932 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 154 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 44 per person
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 4474* (4116 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 160 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 72 per person
  • $ 49 per person
  • $ 28 per person

Total budget:

$ 6364* (5852 €)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).



Cost of living in the Netherlands in 2024

Cost of living: Netherlands VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in the Netherlands in 2024 is 3% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in the Netherlands by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in the Netherlands compared to the national average.

Cities /Netherlands View Details
Amsterdam 18% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Amsterdam
Lelystad 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lelystad
Zandvoort 14% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Zandvoort
Nijmegen 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Nijmegen
Breda 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Breda
Apeldoorn 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Apeldoorn
Utrecht 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Utrecht
Maastricht 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Maastricht
Rotterdam 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Rotterdam

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Local prices in the Netherlands by expense type

Netherlands: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in the Netherlands costs 5% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 10 to $ 28)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 39/person
($ 28 to $ 60)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 12/person
($ 11 to $ 16)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.4 for 500ml
($ 3.3 to $ 7.6)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.6 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.6)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.6/cup
($ 2.2 to $ 5)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.9/can
($ 2.2 to $ 3.8)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.4/bottle
($ 2 to $ 3.3)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Netherlands: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in the Netherlands costs 23% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 117/night
($ 51 to $ 411)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 152/night
($ 74 to $ 414)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 159
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 157/night
($ 74 to $ 489)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 232
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 163/night
($ 84 to $ 391)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 310
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 228/night
($ 111 to $ 552)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 489
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 158/month
($ 103 to $ 364)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 197/month
($ 92 to $ 481)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 244
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 177/month
($ 86 to $ 461)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 215
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 145/month
($ 88 to $ 324)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 227
Family room
Family room
$ 251/month
($ 123 to $ 638)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 218

Netherlands: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in the Netherlands costs 26% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.7/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 3.3)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 3.2/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 3.5)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.4/12 eggs
($ 2.6 to $ 5.2)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 16/kg
($ 7.6 to $ 17)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.9)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.2/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 4.1)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.1)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Netherlands: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in the Netherlands is 40% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.7/ticket
($ 2.3 to $ 5.4)

47% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.6/km
($ 2.2 to $ 3.3)

52% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2.1/litre
($ 2 to $ 2.4)

117% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.9
($ 3.5 to $ 8.2)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 44/24hrs
($ 33 to $ 81)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 56

Netherlands: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in the Netherlands costs 14% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 12 to $ 18)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 18/hr
($ 11 to $ 28)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 23

Netherlands: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in the Netherlands is 8% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 9.2/pack
($ 8.7 to $ 11)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 83
($ 43 to $ 120)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 54
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 34
($ 17 to $ 66)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Amsterdam
New York City → Amsterdam
New York City → Amsterdam
$ 925
(fair price: $ 669)
Los Angeles → Amsterdam
Los Angeles  → Amsterdam
Los Angeles  → Amsterdam
$ 1148
(fair price: $ 815)
Sydney → Amsterdam
Sydney → Amsterdam
Sydney → Amsterdam
$ 1406
(fair price: $ 1160)
Toronto → Amsterdam
Toronto → Amsterdam
Toronto → Amsterdam
$ 779
(fair price: $ 641)
Chicago → Amsterdam
Chicago → Amsterdam
Chicago → Amsterdam
$ 985
(fair price: $ 759)
Dublin → Amsterdam
Dublin → Amsterdam
Dublin → Amsterdam
$ 98
(fair price: $ 83)

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About the information on the cost of living in the Netherlands

The information about the cost of living in the Netherlands shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in the Netherlands updated on 17-05-2024.

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