Living in San Francisco vs. Amsterdam

Living in Amsterdam feels like a fairytale
  1. Cost of Living
  2. Job Opportunities
  3. Work-life Balance
  4. Weather
  5. Food
  6. Entertainment
  7. Nature & Outdoors
  8. Public Transportation
  9. Education
  10. Healthcare
  11. Travel
  12. Safety & Crime
  13. Diversity
San Francisco. By Joonyeop Baek on Unsplash

Overview

1. Cost of Living

San Francisco by Stephanie Guarini on Unsplash
Average Costs. Source: Numbeo

2. Job Opportunities

Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash
Software engineers make almost 2x in San Francisco compared to the Netherlands. Source: Levels.fyi

3. Work-life Balance

Photo by S Migaj on Unsplash

“People work more in our San Francisco office.”

4. Weather

San Francisco by Cedric Letsch on Unsplash

5. Food

Mexican food by Amie Watson on Unsplash

6. Entertainment

Amsterdam by Anna Biasoli on Unsplash

7. Nature & Outdoors

Yosemite National Park by Yang Song on Unsplash

8. Public Transportation

Amsterdam bike rack by Lena Varzar on Unsplash

9. Education

Photo by Vasily Koloda on Unsplash

“We didn’t experience stress until university.”

Left: University of Amsterdam Bachelor’s Tuition (€2,209/year). Right: University of California Los Angeles Bachelor’s Tuition ($13,258/year)

10. Healthcare

Photo by Markus Frieauff on Unsplash
Source: Vox and International Federation of Health

11. Travel

London by Charles Postiaux on Unsplash

12. Safety & Crime

Photo by Tobias Tullius on Unsplash

13. Diversity

Photo by Margaux Bellott on Unsplash

Final thoughts

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L&D professional. Californian in Amsterdam. I write about self-growth, professional development, and life in Euroe https://www.youtube.com/c/davidwenstudio

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David Wen

David Wen

L&D professional. Californian in Amsterdam. I write about self-growth, professional development, and life in Euroe https://www.youtube.com/c/davidwenstudio

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