Western Europe

Amsterdam

Antique houses stacked along famous canals provide a beautiful backdrop to Amsterdam's well-known museums, historical sights and lively nightlife. With more boats than cars and more bikes than people, local residents enjoy a unique lifestyle that also attracts many expats. While the latter come for the diverse job opportunities and favorable tax rates, they stay for the generous social system and the city's vibrant atmosphere.

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
24
Earning level
21
Purchasing power
32
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Facts about Amsterdam

Price Level Index
Amsterdam
82.0
New York
100.0
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1
5
24
77
Earnings Level Index
Amsterdam
73.9
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
7
21
77
Working Time
Amsterdam
0/ 21.2m
New York
0/ 15.2m
Global rankingShow all cities
1
12
24
77
Purchasing Power Index
Amsterdam
90.1
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
10
32
77
Did you know…
Over 25,000 bicycles end up in Amsterdam’s canals each year. Oddly, only 8,000 bikes, according to reports, are pulled out of the canals annually. It sounds like there are quite a few bicycles still lurking underwater.