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5 important cost decisions when moving to the Netherlands

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As you know, moving to the Netherlands is a dream come true for many people. However, if you are moving to the Netherlands with your family, you need to know that healthcare costs can be higher in Netherlands. The best way to ensure that you get the best healthcare when you move there is to get health insurance coverage. There are tons of insurance plans within health insurance and travel insurance plans that can benefit you when you move in for a fresh start of life in a new country.

When moving to a new place, we have to keep few things in mind always. Similarly, there are few steps to see through when moving to the Netherlands — land of canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes, home to the Rijksmuseum, and the renowned Van Gogh Museum.

Here are the 5 important cost decisions you have to look out for:

1. Cost of education

For every household, the education of their kin is of primary concern. The concern depends on the type of education, their curriculum and the costs. There are wide range of options from expensive schools to affordable international ones. There’s also an option for enrolling into a Dutch school which is free of cost. But, the language of instruction will be Dutch. Similarly, there are other schools with another international language like French, etc. in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

2. Housing cost and medical expenses

Finding an affordable apartment will be like finding a needle in a haystack, it’s going to be very difficult. Find a suitable location with diverse neighborhood keeping in mind that big cities charge you based on the location.

Now, housing and medical are two important criteria, so mentioning them together.

The Netherlands has an excellent standard of Dutch Healthcare. But the medical expenses cost higher here too. So, a travel insurance plan or health insurance are the best choices to have before you migrate.

3. Social Life

On a Friday afternoon, the Dutch will begin celebrating the weekend. Eating out costs you a lot, however, there are few budget restaurants scattered across the country. The Dutch are big believers that highly social life is a healthy life. So, if you prefer to indulge yourself with people from different customs, you should keep these things in mind.

4. Transportation

Driving a car might be your way to work, dropping your kids at school on the ways. But when you are in the Netherlands, this option might be a bit heavy for your pockets. There are road tax and BPM (private motor vehicle and motorcycle tax). But look on the bright side, public transport is relatively cheap. Also, look into parking space and rules. Moreover, there are many new houses which come with parking spaces and garages, which will benefit the transportation problems you might have.

5. Miscellaneous expenses

The internet, phone and TV are sometimes included in the rent. There are budget supermarkets which offer good quality groceries for regular use. In the sense of promoting cultural diversity, there are number of supermarkets that provide exquisite meals of the local cuisine as well.

As mentioned before, getting a health insurance and travel insurance plans are a smart choice, and you can get one easily via Bharti AXA. Health insurance can help you and your family maintains a healthy life with regular clinical visits. Contact a Bharti AXA travel insurance agent to give you more details about health plans. Their excellent customer service will ensure that all your doubts and queries are cleared as soon as possible. Get a health insurance or a travel insurance plan and secure the safety of your family.

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