Travel budget in the Netherlands (Holland)

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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:

  • $ 85 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2021* (1694 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 115 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 3845* (3220 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 132 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 70 per person
  • $ 49 per person
  • $ 28 per person

Total budget:

$ 5926* (4970 €)

* 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 2020

Cost of living: Netherlands VS United States

On average, the cost of living in the Netherlands (Holland) in 2020 is essentially the same as 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
Zandvoort 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Zandvoort
Utrecht 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Utrecht
Goes 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Goes
Alkmaar 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Alkmaar
Den Helder 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Den Helder
Rotterdam 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Rotterdam
Den Haag 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Den Haag

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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 13% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 12 to $ 24)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 36/person
($ 24 to $ 42)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.6/person
($ 8.4 to $ 11)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.4 for 500ml
($ 3.6 to $ 6.2)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 2.4)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.3/cup
($ 2.9 to $ 4.2)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.7/can
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.3/bottle
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

43% 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 17% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 119/night
($ 90 to $ 162)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 107/night
($ 72 to $ 206)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 122/night
($ 93 to $ 164)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 181
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 141/night
($ 110 to $ 185)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 268/night
($ 210 to $ 358)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 508
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 94/month
($ 77 to $ 120)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 180/month
($ 114 to $ 296)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 144/month
($ 101 to $ 220)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 133/month
($ 93 to $ 212)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 239/month
($ 173 to $ 333)

37% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Netherlands: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in the Netherlands (Holland) costs 21% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 2.4)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.6/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 3.6)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 12/kg
($ 9.6 to $ 16)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 10/kg
($ 8.4 to $ 12)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 2.7/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 3.2)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.4)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.9/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 5.3)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.2/salad
($ 1.2 to $ 1.3)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 18/kg
($ 12 to $ 23)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Netherlands: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in the Netherlands (Holland) is 50% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.6/ticket
($ 2.4 to $ 4.8)

49% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 96/month
($ 63 to $ 119)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.6/km
($ 2.4 to $ 3.6)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2.2)

151% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.8
($ 3.6 to $ 7.2)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 39/24hrs
($ 23 to $ 97)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Netherlands: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in the Netherlands (Holland) costs 3% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 195/month
($ 128 to $ 278)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 46/month
($ 34 to $ 60)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1226/month
($ 777 to $ 1793)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 970/month
($ 598 to $ 1434)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1113
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2004/month
($ 1315 to $ 2988)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2249
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1501/month
($ 956 to $ 2151)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1767
Gym
Gym
$ 35/month
($ 24 to $ 60)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 1651/month
($ 628 to $ 2271)

70% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 8181/yr
($ 4732 to $ 17924)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17212

Netherlands: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in the Netherlands (Holland) is 25% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 12 to $ 16)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 24/hr
($ 15 to $ 36)

44% 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 39% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 8.4/pack
($ 8.2 to $ 8.4)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 101
($ 60 to $ 132)

115% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 42
($ 24 to $ 60)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 104
($ 72 to $ 144)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 140
($ 96 to $ 204)

38% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Amsterdam
Los Angeles  → Amsterdam
Los Angeles  → Amsterdam
$ 1017
(fair price: $ 727)
Toronto (Ontario) → Amsterdam
Toronto (Ontario) → Amsterdam
Toronto (Ontario) → Amsterdam
$ 678
(fair price: $ 602)
Sydney → Amsterdam
Sydney → Amsterdam
Sydney → Amsterdam
$ 1097
(fair price: $ 924)
Montreal → Amsterdam
Montreal → Amsterdam
Montreal → Amsterdam
$ 857
(fair price: $ 753)
Melbourne → Amsterdam
Melbourne → Amsterdam
Melbourne → Amsterdam
$ 1131
(fair price: $ 967)
Perth → Amsterdam
Perth → Amsterdam
Perth → Amsterdam
$ 1134
(fair price: $ 991)
Auckland → Amsterdam
Auckland → Amsterdam
Auckland → Amsterdam
$ 1253
(fair price: $ 1076)
Edinburgh → Amsterdam
Edinburgh → Amsterdam
Edinburgh → Amsterdam
$ 143
(fair price: $ 132)
London → Amsterdam
London → Amsterdam
London → Amsterdam
$ 157
(fair price: $ 106)
Manchester → Amsterdam
Manchester → Amsterdam
Manchester → Amsterdam
$ 169
(fair price: $ 126)
New York City → Amsterdam
New York City → Amsterdam
New York City → Amsterdam
$ 666
(fair price: $ 511)
Dublin → Amsterdam
Dublin → Amsterdam
Dublin → Amsterdam
$ 131
(fair price: $ 101)

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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 19-01-2020.

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