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Quality of life in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the most bike-friendly cities on the planet: It has more bikes than people and 63% of its residents use them for their daily commute. It is also one of the best cities in Europe for starting and operating a business. With its clean environment, cultural diversity and well-developed infrastructure, Amsterdam is a great place to live.

Amsterdam is one of the top ten city matches for 18.0% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
224/264
Details
Large apartment$1903.21
Medium apartment$1548.94
Rent index [score]0.51
Small apartment$1194.66

Cost of Living

4
191/261
Details
5km taxi ride$13.00
A Cappuccino$2.80
A beer$1.40
A kilogram of Apples$2.30
Bread$1.10
Inflation [score]0.44
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$35.00
Monthly public transport$94.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$83.55

Startups

8
29/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups40
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.75
Coworking spaces [score]0.68
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co43
Meetups [score]0.78
Meetups groups195
Meetups members124119
Number of investors197
Number of startup events in the last 12 months749
Number of upcoming meetup events295
Startup climate scene [score]0.78
Startup events99
Startup events108
Startup events [score]0.75
Startups [score]0.85
Total number of startups920

Venture Capital

6
50/232
Details
Funding accelerator namesRockstart Accelerator, Startupbootcamp Amsterdam / NFC & Contactless
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.61

Travel Connectivity

8
9/264
Details
Airport hub237
Airport hub [score]0.99
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.64

Commute

6
23/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Netherlands/Amsterdam
Traffic handling [score]0.85

Business Freedom

9
62/262
Details
Business freedom80.00
Business freedom [score]0.77
Freedom from corruption83.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.92
Lack of labor restrictions64.00
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.52
Time to open a business4.00
Time to open a business [score]0.97

Safety

9
53/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.75
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents4
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.99
Lack of guns [score]0.98
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.99

Healthcare

8
60/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.64
Healthcare quality [score]0.87
Life expectancy (years)81.86
Life expectancy [score]0.91

Education

6
31/238
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Amsterdam
Best university ranking63
Country mean scores in PISA math test531.84
Country mean scores in PISA reading test511.23
Country mean scores in PISA science test522.06
PISA math ranking (high school)10
PISA ranking10
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.86
PISA reading (high school)12
PISA science (high school)13
Percent of happy students0.81
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.15
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.14
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.13
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.19
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.10
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.12
University quality [score]0.37

Environmental Quality

7
100/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.71
Cleanliness [score]0.58
Drinking water quality [score]0.90
Urban greenery [score]0.71

Economy

5
146/261
Details
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.01
GDP growth rate [score]0.25
GDP per capita$47354.53
GDP per capita [score]0.75

Taxation

5
136/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.61
Income tax level [score]0.35
Profit tax (% of profit)0.40
Time overhead to file company taxes119
VAT (Sales Tax)0.21

Internet Access

7
21/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)160.75
Internet access (download) [score]1.00
Internet access (upload) [score]0.49
Upload speed (Mbps)11.30

Leisure & Culture

9
16/263
Details
Art galleries293
Art galleries [score]0.81
Cinemas162
Cinemas [score]0.71
Comedy clubs116
Comedy clubs [score]0.86
Concert venues342
Concerts [score]0.81
Historical sites263
Historical sites [score]0.80
Museums187
Museums [score]0.98
Performing art venues327
Performing arts [score]0.79
Sport venues150
Sports [score]0.76
Zoos19
Zoos [score]0.86

Tolerance

7
68/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index97.37
LGBT Equality Index [score]1.00
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.44

Outdoors

5
92/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.11
Median peak in meters67.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)11.00
Water access [score]0.96
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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
102/264
Details
Large apartment$1135.63
Medium apartment$794.94
Rent index [score]0.78
Small apartment$454.25

Cost of Living

8
71/261
Details
5km taxi ride$1.20
A Cappuccino$2.30
A beer$1.50
A kilogram of Apples$3.20
Bread$0.49
Inflation [score]0.75
Lunch$3.80
Monthly fitness club membership$64.00
Monthly public transport$34.00
Movie ticket$5.10
Price of a meal at a restaurant$25.84

Startups

6
66/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups13
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.48
Coworking spaces [score]0.53
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co24
Meetups [score]0.39
Meetups groups94
Meetups members42796
Number of investors45
Number of startup events in the last 12 months292
Number of upcoming meetup events21
Startup climate scene [score]0.63
Startup events27
Startup events25
Startup events [score]0.53
Startups [score]0.71
Total number of startups174

Venture Capital

4
86/232
Details
Venture capital [score]0.42

Travel Connectivity

4
88/264
Details
Airport hub139
Airport hub [score]0.62
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.19

Commute

4
243/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Thailand/Bangkok
Traffic handling [score]0.22

Business Freedom

6
209/262
Details
Business freedom76.30
Business freedom [score]0.69
Freedom from corruption38.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.28
Lack of labor restrictions62.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.49
Time to open a business25.50
Time to open a business [score]0.72

Safety

7
142/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.50
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents16
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]0.93
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.94

Healthcare

7
108/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.88
Healthcare quality [score]0.79
Life expectancy (years)74.88
Life expectancy [score]0.49

Education

2
202/238
Details
Best university in rankingMahidol University
Best university ranking550
Country mean scores in PISA math test418.52
Country mean scores in PISA reading test441.22
Country mean scores in PISA science test444.00
PISA math ranking (high school)42
PISA ranking47
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.24
PISA reading (high school)43
PISA science (high school)43
Percent of happy students0.93
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.50
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.33
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.34
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.03
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.01
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

4
214/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.37
Cleanliness [score]0.34
Drinking water quality [score]0.43
Urban greenery [score]0.41

Economy

2
247/261
Details
Currency for urban areaTHB
GDP growth rate0.01
GDP growth rate [score]0.23
GDP per capita$14354.30
GDP per capita [score]0.24

Taxation

7
38/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.75
Income tax level [score]0.59
Profit tax (% of profit)0.33
Time overhead to file company taxes266
VAT (Sales Tax)0.10

Internet Access

5
144/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)28.93
Internet access (download) [score]0.53
Internet access (upload) [score]0.46
Upload speed (Mbps)10.15

Leisure & Culture

9
13/263
Details
Art galleries286
Art galleries [score]0.96
Cinemas243
Cinemas [score]1.00
Comedy clubs196
Comedy clubs [score]0.82
Concert venues288
Concerts [score]0.72
Historical sites373
Historical sites [score]0.92
Museums298
Museums [score]0.89
Performing art venues169
Performing arts [score]0.81
Sport venues196
Sports [score]0.88
Zoos123
Zoos [score]0.98

Tolerance

5
204/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index55.47
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.56
LGBT adoption rightsMarried couples only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✖ Illegal
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.51

Outdoors

6
68/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.16
Median peak in meters232.50
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)1.00
Water access [score]0.94
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Amsterdam are in the 191st place of all 261 Teleport cities and the most expensive in Netherlands. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Amsterdam will very likely increase your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$1,330$1,768
$1549
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$35
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$28
Monthly public transport$94
Lunch$14
-23%
compared to
San Francisco

Costs of living

Costs of living in Bangkok are in the 71st place of all 261 Teleport cities and the most expensive in Thailand. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$502$1,088
$795
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$64
Movie ticket$5
Broadband internet connection$18
Monthly public transport$34
Lunch$4
-53%
compared to
San Francisco
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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Startup Visa

Residence permit for startups
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
NoNo1 year

Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

LGBT rights in Amsterdam

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

LGBT rights in Bangkok

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Unrecognized

Adoption

Married Couples Only

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.9

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Tropical Savanna

Average daily maximum temperature

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