Living in San Francisco vs. Amsterdam (California vs. the Netherlands) in 2022

Updated: 07-2022

San Francisco and Amsterdam are the #1 and #2 best cities in the world (according to Time Out magazine). Which is the better city for you?

I grew up in San Francisco and have been living in Amsterdam for over 2 years now. In this video, I compare the differences between San Francisco and Amsterdam in the following categories:

00:00 Intro
00:40 Cost of living
02:12 Jobs
03:42 Work-life balance
05:48 Education
08:27 Healthcare
11:42 Things to do
13:30 Travel
14:34 Weather
16:28 Food
18:39 Transportation
20:09 Safety
21:24 Diversity
23:26 Conclusion

09:43 Healthcare is around €100/month in the Netherlands (not 100€/year)

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I’m David, a Californian living in Amsterdam. I grew up in San Francisco, studied and worked in LA, took a sabbatical around the world, and then packed my bags for Europe. I make videos about lifestyle design, hiking, and living/working/studying in Europe.