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General

In the Netherlands, you can find a wonderful city with great architecture - The Hague (Den Haag). This city combines a lot of historical places with a beach life. The Hague is famous for a big amount of international courts, that`s why many people call it "judicial capital of the world". Furthermore, aside from courts, this city is a home to more than 160 international organizations. That`s why The Hague has a reputation of a wealthy and conservative city, which is noted among employees.

30M

visitors annually

10%

of residents are wealthy expatriates


Cost of living

Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 896
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 608
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,619
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 1,086
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 156
  • Internet € 34
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 3.5
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 70
  • Taxi 1km ride € 2
  • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.5
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket € 32                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
  • Lunch € 13.5 
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 60 
  • Beer € 4
  • Cappuccino (regular) € 2.7
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 2.2
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 28
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 12

Healthcare

In The Hague you can choose your family doctor who has a practice near you or who was recommended by your friends or colleagues. Moreover, there are some doctors and medical staff in The Hague that specialize in treating expats (for instance, in International Health Centre The Hague). However, not every doctor speaks English, that`s why you can use interpretation and translation service of “Tolk- en Vertaalcentrum Nederland (TVcN)”.

Dutch healthcare system in 2015 was rated as the best in Europe (this country spends around 11.2% of GDP on health). Furthermore, almost all doctors there speak English (English is a second language for more than 80% of Dutch). Besides, it is obligatory to take out standard health insurance in the Netherlands for everyone.

Your employer will pay 6.75% of your salary for you for the basic insurance (Zvw), and deduct 9.65% from your pay for the long-term care (Wlz). Also, you have to pay monthly contributions to your health insurer.

More about health care system


Education

There is a three-level educational system in Netherlands. On the third level you can choose between vocational (HBO = University of Applied Sciences) and academic (WO = Research University) level. Bachelor's and Master's degree are available. There are two kinds of institutions in the Netherlands: private and governmental (Dutch government sets Dutch university fees). For EU students Dutch university fees start from 1 950 EUR, but for non-EU students Dutch university fees for Bachelor`s programmes are between 6 000 EUR and 15 000 EUR and for Master’s programmes between 8 000 EUR and 20 000 EUR. Moreover, here you can find universities, colleges and education providers in The Hague.

More about Higher Education


Climate

The Hague, as a city with temperate oceanic climate, is considered as a place with mild winters and cool summers. Furthermore, this city gets a lot of sunshine, because it is situated on the coast. The average temperature in summer is 20°C (68 °F) and in winter 6°C (43 °F).

 20°C

average summer temperature

C

average winter temperature


Safety

The Hague, as a safe place, is very much the same to other European cities. However, in this city, as in the whole country, bike theft is a common thing. According to Numbeo, crime index in The Hague is only 31/100.

70/100

Safety Index

30/100

Crime Index


Economy

The Hague is a city where you can find several headquarters of big international companies. That`s why The Hague attracts a lot of professionals from different countries. Furthermore, a lot of civil servants and diplomats work here. This city is the second tourist destination in the Netherlands.

1552

Minimum monthly salary

4224

Average monthly

salary


People

Expat communities are common in The Hague. There you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if needed. Here are some of them:

InterNations
anzc.org
Expats in The Hague

 

  • General

    In the Netherlands, you can find a wonderful city with great architecture - The Hague (Den Haag). This city combines a lot of historical places with a beach life. The Hague is famous for a big amount of international courts, that`s why many people call it "judicial capital of the world". Furthermore, aside from courts, this city is a home to more than 160 international organizations. That`s why The Hague has a reputation of a wealthy and conservative city, which is noted among employees.

    30M

    visitors annually

    10%

    of residents are wealthy expatriates

  • Cost of living

    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 896
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 608
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,619
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 1,086
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 156
    • Internet € 34
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 3.5
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 70
    • Taxi 1km ride € 2
    • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.5
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket € 32                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
    • Lunch € 13.5 
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 60 
    • Beer € 4
    • Cappuccino (regular) € 2.7
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 2.2
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 28
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 12
  • Healthcare

    In The Hague you can choose your family doctor who has a practice near you or who was recommended by your friends or colleagues. Moreover, there are some doctors and medical staff in The Hague that specialize in treating expats (for instance, in International Health Centre The Hague). However, not every doctor speaks English, that`s why you can use interpretation and translation service of “Tolk- en Vertaalcentrum Nederland (TVcN)”.

    Dutch healthcare system in 2015 was rated as the best in Europe (this country spends around 11.2% of GDP on health). Furthermore, almost all doctors there speak English (English is a second language for more than 80% of Dutch). Besides, it is obligatory to take out standard health insurance in the Netherlands for everyone.

    Your employer will pay 6.75% of your salary for you for the basic insurance (Zvw), and deduct 9.65% from your pay for the long-term care (Wlz). Also, you have to pay monthly contributions to your health insurer.

    More about health care system

  • Education

    There is a three-level educational system in Netherlands. On the third level you can choose between vocational (HBO = University of Applied Sciences) and academic (WO = Research University) level. Bachelor's and Master's degree are available. There are two kinds of institutions in the Netherlands: private and governmental (Dutch government sets Dutch university fees). For EU students Dutch university fees start from 1 950 EUR, but for non-EU students Dutch university fees for Bachelor`s programmes are between 6 000 EUR and 15 000 EUR and for Master’s programmes between 8 000 EUR and 20 000 EUR. Moreover, here you can find universities, colleges and education providers in The Hague.

    More about Higher Education

  • Climate

    The Hague, as a city with temperate oceanic climate, is considered as a place with mild winters and cool summers. Furthermore, this city gets a lot of sunshine, because it is situated on the coast. The average temperature in summer is 20°C (68 °F) and in winter 6°C (43 °F).

     20°C

    average summer temperature

    C

    average winter temperature

  • Safety

    The Hague, as a safe place, is very much the same to other European cities. However, in this city, as in the whole country, bike theft is a common thing. According to Numbeo, crime index in The Hague is only 31/100.

    70/100

    Safety Index

    30/100

    Crime Index

  • Economy

    The Hague is a city where you can find several headquarters of big international companies. That`s why The Hague attracts a lot of professionals from different countries. Furthermore, a lot of civil servants and diplomats work here. This city is the second tourist destination in the Netherlands.

    1552

    Minimum monthly salary

    4224

    Average monthly

    salary

  • People

    Expat communities are common in The Hague. There you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if needed. Here are some of them:

    InterNations
    anzc.org
    Expats in The Hague

     

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