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Vital statistics

Average Home Price

463,301.42 USD


Euros (€)

Average Salary

31,119.05 USD

Average Rental Price per Month

586.46 to 2932.29 USD

Average Commute Time

37 minutes

Annual  temperature

41 - 58 °F

Living In The Country of Windmills and Cheese

The natural appeal of the Netherlands is the landscape, the huge collection of windmills, and their tasty cheeses. But, this country is also home to a lot of cultures as well as having a thriving entrepreneurial scene. Plus, their great education system also helps to attract families and those looking for great further education.

Netherland’s Secret Sauce

  • The Netherlands is the most densely populated country in the EU with 508 people per square kilometer of land. 92.5 percent of people live in the cities. 
  • The World Happiness Report from 2020 said that the Netherlands is the 6th happiest country in the world based on their healthy life expectancy, freedom, and social support, to name a few of the factors that the Report took into account. 
  • Dutch legislators and businessmen in 1602 invented the first stock market. It started as  a way of funding the Dutch East India Company. 
  • About one-fifth of the Netherlands population have non-Dutch backgrounds, with the most common being from Aruba, Turkey, Morocco, Surinam, and Antilles.

Cost of the essentials

The Netherlands has an average cost of living of 3,057 euros (3587.50 USD) per family per month, but excluding rent.

190.55 USD

Energy bill / month

46.64 USD

Internet bill / month

5.28 USD / 0.5 liter

Domestic beer

2.29 USD

Loaf of Bread

9.39 USD

McDonalds Meal

Not to Miss in The Netherlands-Including the Naughty

  • The artworks at the Van Gogh Museum, where you can see many of the great artist’s works such as his paintings, and drawings as well as his letters. Plus, you can view other artist’s artwork in the museum as well. 
  • Take a trip down the Jordaan and Amsterdam's Canals where you can check out a collection of indie boutiques, as well as cozy pubs. There is also the Noordermarkt square market which offers organic food, jewelry, antiques, and clothes. 
  • Visit the Antiques Centre Amsterdam which sells vintage ceramics and paintings, and also stop by the Houseboat Museum as well as the Amsterdam Cheese Museum.