Some very nice bike lanes. Mega bike parking too! Think we'll ever have those here? Its wierd not seeing coffee swilling, driving while texting commuters trying to kill each other! What planet is this?
Interesting, do they all love cycling or are they to poor for cars?
i'd say the latter based on the following:based on these figures, the average joe and joan pays the 52% tax rate...33.60% on the first EUR 17,57941.85% on the next EUR 14,01042% on the next EUR 22,27152% on the remainder Buying a car: There's a special road tax on vehicles, BPM or something, which makes the car price maybe the most expensive in the world. AND….COLA in netherlands…Accommodation: 2,000 eur per month for a 120 sqm fully furnished semi-detached house, including gas and electricity but excluding waternet bill which is some kind of sewage tax you have to pay for living in the low-land.Food prices: 200~250 per week for four of us.Internet: for a internet + tv contract, 74 euro per month.Food in traditional restaurant: You pay 15 ~ 20 euros per dish at a plain chinese restaurant.Taxi ride : Once we called a taxi to the airport which is only 3~4 km away and paid 40 euros.Education: Free for local school but international schools are expensive. ISA 17,000 per year, British 13,000 p/y, and the cheapest one where I send my kids costs 400 euro per month, of course per kid.Gas: 1.55 Euro for gasoline(benzine) and 1.35 for the dieselCar maintanence fees: I paid 900 euro for exchanging a door lock. and 750 euro for the scratch of front right panel.Buying a car: There's a special road tax on vehicles, BPM or something, which makes the car price maybe the most expensive in the world. Check the website www.autotrack.nl for used car prices. Life in the Netherlands is not as fancy as I expected at the beginning because of,cost of living being too high for a single earning family,people are nice and possess good level of english but also force you to speak Dutch and will not emotionally accept you till you speak dutch,depressing weather for the half of a year.So, the average Joe in Netherlands pays 52% of their income in taxes……
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