The public transport system is accurate to the minute and delays are rare. However, the prices are quite high:
- 1 hour – €3,20
- 1 day – €8,50
- 4 days – €24,50
- 7 days – €37
If you buy a 1-day ticket, you can make an unlimited number of trips. It's the same with other rates. It's the best thing to choose a monthly pass
and use any transportation without restrictions. Well, practically no exceptions. The cheapest pass costs €55 and gives access to travel in Rotterdam. The €87 pass extends the area and allows you to go out of town.
A short trip (8 km) by cab on a weekday at the basic rate will cost €21.
Renting a car for a month costs at least €605, and a liter of gasoline costs €1.6. So it is better to travel by public transport or bicycle. There is an infrastructure for this: separate paths for cyclists, road markings, parking lots.
It is expensive to own a car in Rotterdam. In addition to the fixed costs of gasoline, you should also consider the following costs:
- Insurance (there are three types, compulsory - WA, regular MTPL. The cost depends on the experience of the driver and the type of car, from €900 per year and above)
- Parking (€4/hour)
- Carbon tax (can be up to €700 per six months)
- Technical inspection (from €100)
- Maintenance and repair
- Car wash (€8)
- And so on.
The purchase of a car can be calculated for different budgets. So, there are options for a used car for €6000 or a new one from a car dealership for €42000.Leisure and entertainment expensesSports
A membership to the Basic Fit
gym costs €30/month. The price includes self-training and group classes. One hour of training with a coach costs € 25.
You can swim in the Oostelijk Zwembad
indoor pool for €7,20 per session. It is more profitable to buy a season ticket for 12 lessons for €72.Self-care
1-hour massage in the Retreat
beauty salon - €105, lavender manicure - €25, makeup for the party - €50.
A haircut for girls comes to an average of €40 and €21 for guys.Entertainment in Rotterdam
Facilities for children
- Movie ticket – €12-15
- Boat trip along the harbor (75 minutes) – €16
- Excursion (3 hours) – €80
- Zoo ticket – €23
- Playing mini-golf – €16
- Group cycling tour of the city sights – €30
- Laser tag – from €11
- Play – from €40
If you relocate with children, you will have no problem placing them in kindergarten or school. In the Netherlands, education is divided into several levels. The very first of these – kindergarten for children up to 4 years old – is a paid service. The service is provided by private companies, and the cost per month can be more than €2000. However, if both parents work, the state provides substantial subsidies of up to 80%. Public schools are free for everyone.
In addition, there are institutions in Rotterdam where children are taught in their native languages. For example, the Russian school "Glagol"
for children from 2 to 18 years. Here you have to pay about €1300 per year.
You can also hire tutors for a variety of activities: piano (from €50 per lesson), chess (from €25), drawing (from €20), rock climbing (from €15 per lesson), etc.