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We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:


Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).


Cost of Living Comparison: Cost of living allowance calculator, compares cost of living and hardship and calculates a cost of living allowance based on the difference.


International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).


International Assignment: International assignment management calculator, for global mobility managers who use the build-up approach for detailed international assignment salary and allowance calculations.

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The global cost of living calculators have been created to compare the cost of living in every country and major city in the world, to help you manage short and long term assignments (page down for a description of each cost of living calculator):

Cost of Living Allowance
Cost of Living Index
International Assignment Management
Salary Purchasing Power Parity
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Netherlands, All Areas
Overview

Netherlands, All AreasThe Netherlands is in Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany. The climate is temperate marine with cool summers and mild winters.

The official language is Dutch. English, German and French are also widely spoken, especially in cities and main tourist areas. A few polite phrases in Dutch will be appreciated. The main religion is Christianity.

The Netherlands has a prosperous and open economy in which the government has reduced its role since the 1980s. Industrial activity is predominantly in food-processing, Financial services, chemicals, petroleum refining, and electrical machinery.

Dutch people generally value honesty and decisiveness. An indirect approach may be perceived as devious or untrustworthy. In business the use of first names is not automatic. Expatriate business dress is relatively conservative, comprising dark suits with neutral shirts.

The security risk for expatriates in the Netherlands is low. Risks include street crime such as pickpockets and bag-snatching in tourist areas, and the underlying threat terrorism.

The currency of Netherlands is the Euro (EUR). Banking is on a par with the rest of Western Europe and North America.

Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high.

The population of the Netherlands is 16.9 Million (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 1.5% (Sept 2017).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Netherlands as at 1 October 2017 is high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Netherlands, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very Low
2) Clothing: Very High
3) Communication: Low
4) Education: Average
5) Furniture & Appliances: Average
6) Groceries: Average
7) Healthcare: Low
8) Household Accommodation: Low
9) Miscellaneous: Average
10) Personal Care: Low
11) Recreation & Culture: High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very High
13) Transport: Very High

Netherlands is for example -9.3% cheaper than USA for groceries, -15% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 186.5% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Netherlands is ranked as a minimal hardship location.

The hardship premium for Netherlands for an expat from Australia, is for example 0%, i.e. host location (the Netherlands) premium of 10% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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