The Netherlands and Amsterdam in particular have been raking in accolades this year. Amsterdam’s just been named the fifth best place to live in the world and before that Amsterdam Centraal was named the second best train station in Europe. And that’s only accounting for the past month!
Now a study has found that the residents of the Netherlands have the seventh highest average disposable income in all of Europe. This means that the Netherlands actually ranks higher than almost all of the Scandinavian countries on the list!
Now, we know what you’re thinking, how can a place where the cost of living is so high be on this list? Well, most of the the places on the list are pricey places to live. The cost of living is famously high in places like Sweden and Norway.
However, the study also factors in things like the cost of health insurance and welfare payments to residents and, of course, wages. Here are the top ten countries with the highest average disposable incomes:
Of course, this study looks at the Netherlands as a whole and there are several very wealthy areas in the country, of which Amsterdam is not one. Plus, the cost of living in Amsterdam is one of the highest in the country. So, if you’re looking to have money left over every month then it might not be the best city but the Netherlands is officially one of the best countries in terms of disposable income!