Cost of Living Comparison Between Dublin and Belfast 

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Consumer Prices in Belfast are 14.7% lower than in Dublin (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Belfast are 31.3% lower than in Dublin
Rent Prices in Belfast are 55.3% lower than in Dublin
Restaurant Prices in Belfast are 1.3% lower than in Dublin
Groceries Prices in Belfast are 15.1% lower than in Dublin
Local Purchasing Power in Belfast is 11.1% higher than in Dublin
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Restaurants
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 €
(17.12 £)
21.62 €
(18.50 £)
     +8.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 €
(77.03 £)
84.71 €
(72.50 £)
     -5.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 €
(8.56 £)
8.18 €
(7.00 £)
     -18.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 €
(5.56 £)
6.31 €
(5.40 £)
     -2.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 €
(5.56 £)
5.84 €
(5.00 £)
     -10.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.86 €
(3.30 £)
3.90 €
(3.34 £)
     +1.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.40 €
(2.05 £)
2.03 €
(1.74 £)
     -15.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 €
(1.62 £)
1.66 €
(1.42 £)
     -12.2 %
Markets
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.98 €
(4.26 £)
6.06 €
(5.18 £)
     +21.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.79 €
(1.53 £)
1.46 €
(1.25 £)
     -18.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.81 €
(0.69 £)
0.88 €
(0.76 £)
     +9.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.94 €
(3.37 £)
3.30 €
(2.83 £)
     -16.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.42 €
(2.92 £)
2.80 €
(2.40 £)
     -17.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.61 €
(3.94 £)
3.32 €
(2.84 £)
     -27.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.30 €
(4.53 £)
5.21 €
(4.46 £)
     -1.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.24 €
(1.06 £)
1.20 €
(1.03 £)
     -2.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 €
(0.78 £)
0.66 €
(0.57 £)
     -27.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.27 €
(1.08 £)
0.96 €
(0.82 £)
     -23.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.71 €
(1.46 £)
1.27 €
(1.09 £)
     -25.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.85 €
(0.73 £)
0.76 €
(0.65 £)
     -10.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.64 €
(0.54 £)
0.47 €
(0.40 £)
     -25.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.25 €
(1.07 £)
0.99 €
(0.85 £)
     -20.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.64 €
(1.40 £)
1.15 €
(0.99 £)
     -29.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 €
(11.13 £)
9.11 €
(7.80 £)
     -29.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.12 €
(3.53 £)
2.15 €
(1.84 £)
     -47.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.23 €
(3.62 £)
2.69 €
(2.31 £)
     -36.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 €
(13.69 £)
15.19 €
(13.00 £)
     -5.1 %
Transportation
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 €
(1.71 £)
2.95 €
(2.52 £)
     +47.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 €
(102.70 £)
70.11 €
(60.00 £)
     -41.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.20 €
(3.59 £)
4.67 €
(4.00 £)
     +11.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 €
(2.75 £)
3.51 €
(3.00 £)
     +8.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.50 €
(27.81 £)
17.18 €
(14.70 £)
     -47.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.55 €
(5.61 £)
7.01 €
(6.00 £)
     +7.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,675.00 €
(31,387.92 £)
33,049.42 €
(28,285.00 £)
     -9.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,621.73 €
(27,918.97 £)
28,178.47 €
(24,116.25 £)
     -13.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 274.17 €
(234.64 £)
147.65 €
(126.36 £)
     -46.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 22.26 €
(19.05 £)
12.98 €
(11.11 £)
     -41.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.82 €
(42.64 £)
36.42 €
(31.17 £)
     -26.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.94 €
(40.18 £)
39.28 €
(33.62 £)
     -16.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.41 €
(17.47 £)
14.02 €
(12.00 £)
     -31.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 €
(11.13 £)
10.52 €
(9.00 £)
     -19.1 %
Childcare
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,258.33 €
(1,076.93 £)
1,100.28 €
(941.67 £)
     -12.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,694.38 €
(8,296.83 £)
6,718.55 €
(5,750.00 £)
     -30.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 89.36 €
(76.48 £)
75.78 €
(64.86 £)
     -15.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.03 €
(30.84 £)
40.90 €
(35.00 £)
     +13.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.29 €
(77.27 £)
83.46 €
(71.43 £)
     -7.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 91.50 €
(78.31 £)
93.91 €
(80.38 £)
     +2.6 %
Rent Per Month
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,047.33 €
(1,752.19 £)
1,066.20 €
(912.50 £)
     -47.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,759.91 €
(1,506.20 £)
774.09 €
(662.50 £)
     -56.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,464.40 €
(2,964.97 £)
1,538.45 €
(1,316.67 £)
     -55.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,858.19 €
(2,446.15 £)
1,150.92 €
(985.00 £)
     -59.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 658.28 €
(563.38 £)
236.21 €
(202.16 £)
     -64.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 489.27 €
(418.74 £)
179.11 €
(153.29 £)
     -63.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,189.51 €
(2,729.71 £)
2,434.75 €
(2,083.75 £)
     -23.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.50 5.68      +26.3 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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