Amsterdam dropped 21 spots on Mercer's list of most expensive cities in the world for expats. The Dutch capital is now in 85th place, down from last year's 64th position. On the list of European cities, Amsterdam is still 12th most expensive, Het Parool reports.
Over 4 million Scotsmen will head to the polls today, holding the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands. After waiting 300 years for the chance to decide its own independence, voters will cast either a ‘No’ vote to remain united with Britain, or vote ‘Yes’ to gain independence, throwing off the shackles of their historic oppressors. Across the world, all eyes are turned to the highlands as Scotland takes what might be a gigantic leap into the future.
Rental homes have never been more expensive in Amsterdam, according to online housing market Pararius. Prices have gone up with 5.6 percent in the second quarter of this year compared to last year, the NOS reports.
Amsterdam has risen 13 spots to become the 39th most expensive city in the world to live for expats. This according to the Cost of Living Survey 2014 from the HR-company Mercer on Thursday.
Starting a new life in any place will have its ups and downs. But how easy is it to start a new life in Amsterdam? Are there special Dutch behaviors to take in account and how is the main capital, Amsterdam, helping expats to fit in? Two American expats share their story.
To start in English to a foreigner may be meant courteous, but it often leads to resentment rather than gratitude. Expats in The Hague complain that they can rarely bring their knowledge of Dutch in practice because the employers in Dutch shops and catering establishments use too quickly English words in response.