Looking to work abroad? Why not make it the Netherlands?
The country we thank for giving us beer as they are the largest beer exporter in the world, exporting around 70% of the worlds bacon to us all around the globe and for flowers (that honestly brighten up our day) as they produce 75% of the world flower bulbs.
That's a lot to be thankful for, so why not keep reading and see what else is on offer for you, or check out our main site here.
Oost West Thuis Best (Home Sweet Home):
You've secured you language job and now you are looking for your humble abode, a place to call your own. To make it easier for you we have a list of the average range of renting prices of apartments in the Netherlands.
Average Price Range per Month:
1 Bed Apartment (City Centre): €600-€1080
1 Bed Apartment (Outside City Centre): €400-€800
3 Bed Apartment (City Centre): €1000-€1800
3 Bed Apartment (Outside City Centre): €700-€1300
Having this knowledge under your belt should ease some worries so you can focus on starting you new life and new job working abroad.
To help in your house hunt here are links to help the search:
For residents in the Netherlands, they must pay tax on income earned here and abroad. BUT for non residents like you our working abroad trotters, you only need to pay tax on money you earn in the Netherlands.
In the Netherlands there are 4 tax brackets and depending on what you earn a year you will either pay:
Setting up a Bank Account:
Whats great about setting up a bank account in the Netherlands is you can either go into your local branch or if you prefer you can set it up within the comfort of your own home via the banks website.
First what do you need:
- The most important piece of information you will beed is you 'burgerservicenummer' (BSN) this is a personal service number that is given to all Dutch people upon birth, but for you our wroking abroad aficionados, you will need to register for your very own BSN, which is needed in order for you to work in the Netherlands, to open a bank account, make use of the health services and if you need to for benefit or an allowance.
To get this BSN number you can visit the Expatcenter (where fees may be charged).
- Secondly you will be asked to show your passport or an ID Card.
- Lastly you will need to provide proof or address i.e. a tenancy agreement
Just to make it that bit easier for you we have a list here of the most commonly used Banks in the Netherlands.
Cost Of Living:
Now we know that moving abroad you will have 101 questions, but that's perfectly fiine, we were the same so ask us and we will do our best to help.
In order to help you that bit more we have the essentials (average prices) listed out for you below:
Milk (1LITRE) € .87 Potatoes (1KG) €1.23
Eggs (12) €1.98 White Bread €1.30
Cigarettes €6.00 Beer (Store) €.87 - €1.16
Pssst don't forget we also have a German website - take a look & let us know what you think