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couples
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Most Dutch couples are two higly educated people

Last year the biggest proportion of Dutch couples consisted of two highly educated people, instead of one highly educated person and one less educated person as was the case in 2006, CBS (Statistics Netherlands) reported this Monday. In…
Dutch grocery bills

Dutch grocery bills cheapest in western Europe

The Netherlands is the cheapest place in western Europe to buy food, with prices 2% under the EU average, the national statistics office CBS declared on Wednesday. All other western European countries are more expensive than the Netherlands. Prices…
house prices
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Highest increase in house prices in 7,5 years

Existing houses for sale were 3.8 percent more expensive in November this year than a year ago. This is the biggest rise on an annual basis in 7,5 years, according to the CBS (Centraal Bureau voor de statistiek) and the Kadaster. Since the…
voluntary work
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Half the Dutch do voluntary work

Dutch people are champions in voluntary work. Almost half the population of the Netherlands does some form of voluntary work at least once a year and 30% do it on a monthly basis, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday, November 5,…
Vacancies
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Job vacancies increase in the Netherlands

The Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) recently released the figures of the open positions of the Dutch labor market. This reports show that, despite the large growth differences between the regions the labor market has increased. The…