Travel budget in the Netherlands (Holland)

Netherlands: calculate your travel budget

Netherlands: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 86 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2029* (1708 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 110 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 3806* (3192 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 133 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 71 per person
  • $ 49 per person
  • $ 29 per person

Total budget:

$ 5989* (5012 €)

* 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 (Holland) in 2021

Cost of living: Netherlands VS United States

On average, the cost of living in the Netherlands (Holland) in 2021 is 23% higher 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 (Holland) by city

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

Cities /Netherlands View Details
Amsterdam 22% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Amsterdam
Goes 18% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Goes
Alkmaar 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Alkmaar
's-Hertogenbosch 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in 's-Hertogenbosch
Utrecht 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Utrecht
Amersfoort 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Amersfoort
Zandvoort 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Zandvoort
Den Haag 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Den Haag
Rotterdam 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Rotterdam

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Local prices in the Netherlands (Holland) by expense type

Netherlands: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in the Netherlands (Holland) is 14% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 12 to $ 30)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 36/person
($ 29 to $ 54)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.6/person
($ 9.6 to $ 12)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.4 for 500ml
($ 3.6 to $ 7.2)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.5/cup
($ 2.4 to $ 4.8)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 3/can
($ 2.4 to $ 3.6)

54% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.4/bottle
($ 2 to $ 3.3)

53% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Netherlands: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in the Netherlands (Holland) costs 16% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 124/night
($ 93 to $ 168)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 98/night
($ 73 to $ 139)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 122/night
($ 94 to $ 163)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 144/night
($ 113 to $ 186)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 280/night
($ 219 to $ 370)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 95/month
($ 78 to $ 121)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 176/month
($ 116 to $ 272)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 144/month
($ 102 to $ 216)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 133/month
($ 94 to $ 207)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 239/month
($ 175 to $ 326)

37% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Netherlands: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in the Netherlands (Holland) costs 24% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.4/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.4)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.3/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 3.6)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.3/kg
($ 7.2 to $ 9.6)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.5
Apples
Apples
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 3.6)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.5/kg
($ 2 to $ 2.7)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 1.7)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Netherlands: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in the Netherlands (Holland) is 82% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.6/ticket
($ 2.5 to $ 5.4)

60% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.6/km
($ 2.4 to $ 3.6)

56% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2.2)

182% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.3
($ 3.6 to $ 9)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 40/24hrs
($ 23 to $ 98)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Netherlands: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in the Netherlands (Holland) is 33% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 15/ticket
($ 12 to $ 18)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 26/hr
($ 18 to $ 39)

49% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Netherlands: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in the Netherlands (Holland) is 50% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 9.6/pack
($ 8.4 to $ 9.8)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 100
($ 48 to $ 132)

117% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 44
($ 24 to $ 71)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → Amsterdam
London → Amsterdam
London → Amsterdam
$ 174
(fair price: $ 128)
New York City → Amsterdam
New York City → Amsterdam
New York City → Amsterdam
$ 594
(fair price: $ 501)
Dublin → Amsterdam
Dublin → Amsterdam
Dublin → Amsterdam
$ 81
(fair price: $ 75)
Los Angeles → Amsterdam
Los Angeles  → Amsterdam
Los Angeles  → Amsterdam
$ 1048
(fair price: $ 735)
Manchester → Amsterdam
Manchester → Amsterdam
Manchester → Amsterdam
$ 125
(fair price: $ 110)
Toronto (Ontario) → Amsterdam
Toronto (Ontario) → Amsterdam
Toronto (Ontario) → Amsterdam
$ 673
(fair price: $ 579)


About the information on the cost of living in the Netherlands (Holland)

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

Information about cost of living in the Netherlands (Holland) updated on 27-09-2021.

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