Skip Navigation

Cost of living in Amsterdam

Travel Forums Europe Cost of living in Amsterdam

1. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 9y

Hi,

How much does it cost to live in Amsterdam.

If I received a salary of about 42,000 UK pounds a year, could i expect a nice apartment, and a fairly decent lifestyle?

How much tax would i pay on 3,500 pound a month?

Yes, i'm too lazy too search around on the internet for my answers!!!

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

I think a nice appartment will set you back around 800 UK pounds a month.
Tax depends on your income of course, but expect to pay close to 40% on tax on average. The first part of your income will be around 35%, then its 42%. Don't know where the line is drawn exactly.
But with your salary you can live very decent....unless you want to have a big car as well....;)

3. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 9y

Thanks for that,

tax is a little more than i expected to hear actually, so is the cost of an apartment. Am i right to assume the cost of living is generally a little less than living in the UK??

4. Posted by ReinierNL (Full Member 207 posts) 9y

If you earn 42,000 GBP, then expect a hefty 42% income tax, so with 3,500 GBP per month you would lose 1,500 GBP. Still, that's a comfy salary. Overall the cost of living in the Netherlands is indeed lower than in England, although the price level of individual items differs considerably.