After travelling through developing countries and those outside of the Euro Zone for so long, I always thought it would be a shock to the system when I moved to Amsterdam. In truth, it was and it wasn’t.
We had already lived in Amsterdam three times during housesitting assignments, even if only for a month or so at a time, but that had given us a good feel for the cost of food and drink and day-to-day living expenses. Through the friends we made in the city, it was also easy to figure out roughly how much we’d have to outlay for an apartment and the extras that came with that (although as I mentioned before, nothing could prepare us for the cat-and-dog nature of renting an apartment in a city like Amsterdam). But I, like most people I would assume, am always curious as to how much a destination will cost me when I get there.
So I thought I would put together a list of Amsterdam prices, and have tried to include things most visitors will purchase at least.