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:

  • $ 103 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2337* (1960 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 128 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 44 per person
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 4184* (3514 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 144 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 76 per person
  • $ 53 per person
  • $ 29 per person

Total budget:

$ 6406* (5362 €)

* 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 2023

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 2023 is 2% 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 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
Zandvoort 19% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Zandvoort
Utrecht 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Utrecht
Amsterdam 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Amsterdam
Deventer 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Deventer
Amersfoort 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Amersfoort
Alkmaar 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Alkmaar
Rotterdam 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Rotterdam
Den Haag 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Den Haag

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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 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 12 to $ 30)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 40/person
($ 30 to $ 60)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 11/person
($ 9.6 to $ 13)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6 for 500ml
($ 3.6 to $ 8.4)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.9 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 2.7)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.6/cup
($ 2.4 to $ 5.4)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 3/can
($ 2.4 to $ 3.6)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.5/bottle
($ 2.2 to $ 3.6)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Netherlands: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in the Netherlands costs 15% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 134/night
($ 103 to $ 182)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 120/night
($ 87 to $ 183)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 146
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 136/night
($ 101 to $ 202)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 208
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 153/night
($ 119 to $ 211)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 305
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 346/night
($ 241 to $ 521)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 653
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 140/month
($ 116 to $ 179)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 131
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 214/month
($ 146 to $ 351)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 198
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 162/month
($ 110 to $ 272)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 150/month
($ 108 to $ 235)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 250
Family room
Family room
$ 244/month
($ 179 to $ 359)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

Netherlands: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in the Netherlands costs 38% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.6)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 2.2/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.6/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 5)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.7/kg
($ 7.2 to $ 14)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Apples
Apples
$ 3.1/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 3.6)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.1/kg
($ 2 to $ 3.6)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Netherlands: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in the Netherlands is 38% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.8/ticket
($ 2.5 to $ 5.7)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.9/km
($ 2.4 to $ 3.6)

56% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2.5/litre
($ 2.3 to $ 2.6)

124% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.5
($ 3.7 to $ 9)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 21/24hrs
($ 12 to $ 46)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

Netherlands: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in the Netherlands is 4% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 15/ticket
($ 12 to $ 18)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 21/hr
($ 12 to $ 30)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21

Netherlands: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in the Netherlands is 24% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 9.8/pack
($ 9.6 to $ 11)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 90
($ 54 to $ 132)

74% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 41
($ 24 to $ 72)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41

Plane ticket budget

London → Amsterdam
London → Amsterdam
London → Amsterdam
$ 151
(fair price: $ 100)
New York City → Amsterdam
New York City → Amsterdam
New York City → Amsterdam
$ 635
(fair price: $ 550)
Dublin → Amsterdam
Dublin → Amsterdam
Dublin → Amsterdam
$ 81
(fair price: $ 73)
Los Angeles → Amsterdam
Los Angeles  → Amsterdam
Los Angeles  → Amsterdam
$ 852
(fair price: $ 735)
Manchester → Amsterdam
Manchester → Amsterdam
Manchester → Amsterdam
$ 114
(fair price: $ 104)
Edinburgh → Amsterdam
Edinburgh → Amsterdam
Edinburgh → Amsterdam
$ 120
(fair price: $ 110)


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, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in the Netherlands updated on 29-01-2023.

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