Travel budget and cost of living in Netherlands how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Netherlands

Netherlands: calculate your travel budget

Netherlands: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 81 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1960* (1652 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 107 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 3734* (3136 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 126 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 71 per person
  • $ 49 per person
  • $ 27 per person

Total budget:

$ 5825* (4886 €)

* 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 Netherlands in 2019

Cost of living: Netherlands VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Netherlands in 2019 is 13% higher than in United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Netherlands in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Netherlands by city

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

Cities /Netherlands View Details
Amsterdam 24% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Amsterdam
Dordrecht 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dordrecht
Breda 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Breda
's-Hertogenbosch 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in 's-Hertogenbosch
Goes 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Goes
Den Haag 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Den Haag
Utrecht 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Utrecht
Zandvoort 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Zandvoort
Rotterdam 11% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Rotterdam

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Local prices in Netherlands by expense type

Restaurant budget in Netherlands

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Netherlands is 17% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 12 to $ 24)

21% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 36/person
($ 24 to $ 42)

31% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.4/person
($ 7.8 to $ 11)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.4 for 500ml
($ 3.6 to $ 6)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.3 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 2.9)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.2/cup
($ 2.4 to $ 3.6)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.6/can
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

40% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.3/bottle
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

44% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Netherlands

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Netherlands costs 20% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 114/night
($ 82 to $ 144)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 96/night
($ 67 to $ 138)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 119/night
($ 87 to $ 153)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 137/night
($ 104 to $ 165)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 259/night
($ 187 to $ 317)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 89/month
($ 73 to $ 115)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 167/month
($ 109 to $ 267)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 140/month
($ 97 to $ 214)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 127/month
($ 89 to $ 199)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 206/month
($ 151 to $ 285)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Netherlands

On average, the price of supermarket food in Netherlands costs 18% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

22% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 2.2)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.4)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.7/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 3.5)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 13/kg
($ 9 to $ 15)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 10.2/kg
($ 7.8 to $ 12)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 3.6)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.7)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.1/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 5.3)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.2/salad
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 20/kg
($ 12 to $ 23)

50% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Netherlands

On average, the price of transport in Netherlands is 51% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.6/ticket
($ 2.4 to $ 4.7)

50% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 96/month
($ 60 to $ 120)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.6/km
($ 2.4 to $ 3.5)

43% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2.2)

152% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.8
($ 3.6 to $ 6.6)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 39/24hrs
($ 23 to $ 97)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Netherlands

On average, the cost of housing in Netherlands is essentially the same as in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 189/month
($ 122 to $ 278)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

56% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 47/month
($ 34 to $ 60)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1173/month
($ 717 to $ 1793)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 942/month
($ 598 to $ 1434)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1983/month
($ 1315 to $ 2988)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1491/month
($ 956 to $ 2151)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 36/month
($ 24 to $ 60)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 1635/month
($ 628 to $ 2151)

74% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7602/yr
($ 4780 to $ 17924)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Netherlands

On average, budget for leisure activities in Netherlands is 19% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 12 to $ 16)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 22/hr
($ 15 to $ 32)

34% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Netherlands

On average, shopping budget in Netherlands is 41% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 8.2/pack
($ 8 to $ 8.4)

11% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 101
($ 60 to $ 132)

115% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 41
($ 24 to $ 60)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 104
($ 72 to $ 144)

32% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 144
($ 96 to $ 204)

41% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Amsterdam
Los Angeles  → Amsterdam
Los Angeles  → Amsterdam
$ 1007
(fair price: $ 818)
Toronto (Ontario) → Amsterdam
Toronto (Ontario) → Amsterdam
Toronto (Ontario) → Amsterdam
$ 678
(fair price: $ 606)
Montreal → Amsterdam
Montreal → Amsterdam
Montreal → Amsterdam
$ 875
(fair price: $ 757)
Edinburgh → Amsterdam
Edinburgh → Amsterdam
Edinburgh → Amsterdam
$ 158
(fair price: $ 143)
Manchester → Amsterdam
Manchester → Amsterdam
Manchester → Amsterdam
$ 194
(fair price: $ 151)
Auckland → Amsterdam
Auckland → Amsterdam
Auckland → Amsterdam
$ 1266
(fair price: $ 1176)
Sydney → Amsterdam
Sydney → Amsterdam
Sydney → Amsterdam
$ 1152
(fair price: $ 1011)
Melbourne → Amsterdam
Melbourne → Amsterdam
Melbourne → Amsterdam
$ 1171
(fair price: $ 1062)
London → Amsterdam
London → Amsterdam
London → Amsterdam
$ 293
(fair price: $ 275)
Dublin → Amsterdam
Dublin → Amsterdam
Dublin → Amsterdam
$ 113
(fair price: $ 98)
Perth → Amsterdam
Perth → Amsterdam
Perth → Amsterdam
$ 1148
(fair price: $ 1029)
New York City → Amsterdam
New York City → Amsterdam
New York City → Amsterdam
$ 592
(fair price: $ 537)

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About the information on the cost of living in Netherlands

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

Information about cost of living in Netherlands updated on 15-05-2019.

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