Cost of Living Comparison Between Dublin and Belfast 

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Consumer Prices in Belfast are 14.4% lower than in Dublin (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Belfast are 31.1% lower than in Dublin
Rent Prices in Belfast are 55.1% lower than in Dublin
Restaurant Prices in Belfast are 0.6% lower than in Dublin
Groceries Prices in Belfast are 12.7% lower than in Dublin
Local Purchasing Power in Belfast is 9.5% higher than in Dublin
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Restaurants
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 21.37 $
(20.00 €)
23.61 $
(19.00 £)
     +10.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 96.15 $
(90.00 €)
90.09 $
(72.50 £)
     -6.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.68 $
(10.00 €)
8.70 $
(7.00 £)
     -18.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.94 $
(6.50 €)
6.77 $
(5.45 £)
     -2.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.94 $
(6.50 €)
6.21 $
(5.00 £)
     -10.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.18 $
(3.91 €)
4.20 $
(3.38 £)
     +0.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.64 $
(2.47 €)
2.16 $
(1.74 £)
     -18.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 $
(1.89 €)
1.76 $
(1.42 £)
     -12.7 %
Markets
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.23 $
(4.90 €)
6.37 $
(5.13 £)
     +21.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.61 $
(1.50 €)
1.52 $
(1.22 £)
     -5.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.83 $
(0.78 €)
0.94 $
(0.76 £)
     +12.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.08 $
(3.82 €)
3.40 $
(2.74 £)
     -16.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.61 $
(3.38 €)
2.98 $
(2.40 £)
     -17.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.60 $
(4.30 €)
3.53 $
(2.84 £)
     -23.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.27 $
(4.94 €)
5.54 $
(4.46 £)
     +5.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.27 $
(1.19 €)
1.28 $
(1.03 £)
     +0.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.00 $
(0.94 €)
0.70 $
(0.57 £)
     -30.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.33 $
(1.24 €)
1.02 $
(0.82 £)
     -22.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.77 $
(1.66 €)
1.35 $
(1.09 £)
     -23.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.91 $
(0.85 €)
0.81 $
(0.65 £)
     -11.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.69 $
(0.65 €)
0.50 $
(0.40 £)
     -27.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.31 $
(1.22 €)
1.05 $
(0.85 £)
     -19.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.69 $
(1.58 €)
1.23 $
(0.99 £)
     -27.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.82 $
(12.00 €)
9.32 $
(7.50 £)
     -27.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.17 $
(3.90 €)
2.29 $
(1.84 £)
     -45.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.35 $
(4.07 €)
2.87 $
(2.31 £)
     -34.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.09 $
(16.00 €)
16.15 $
(13.00 £)
     -5.5 %
Transportation
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.14 $
(2.00 €)
3.11 $
(2.50 £)
     +45.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 128.20 $
(120.00 €)
71.45 $
(57.50 £)
     -44.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.65 $
(4.35 €)
4.97 $
(4.00 £)
     +7.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.44 $
(3.22 €)
3.73 $
(3.00 £)
     +8.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.39 $
(35.00 €)
18.27 $
(14.70 £)
     -51.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.11 $
(6.65 €)
7.21 $
(5.80 £)
     +1.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 39,181.27 $
(36,675.00 €)
35,148.09 $
(28,285.00 £)
     -10.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,089.98 $
(32,845.42 €)
29,967.83 $
(24,116.25 £)
     -14.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 289.79 $
(271.25 €)
157.02 $
(126.36 £)
     -45.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 23.64 $
(22.13 €)
13.81 $
(11.11 £)
     -41.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 56.46 $
(52.85 €)
38.73 $
(31.17 £)
     -31.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.52 $
(47.29 €)
41.46 $
(33.36 £)
     -17.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.30 $
(20.88 €)
14.91 $
(12.00 £)
     -33.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.89 $
(13.00 €)
11.18 $
(9.00 £)
     -19.5 %
Childcare
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,366.99 $
(1,279.55 €)
1,170.15 $
(941.67 £)
     -14.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,304.52 $
(9,645.38 €)
7,145.18 $
(5,750.00 £)
     -30.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 94.75 $
(88.69 €)
80.59 $
(64.86 £)
     -14.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.23 $
(38.59 €)
43.49 $
(35.00 £)
     +5.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 94.62 $
(88.57 €)
88.76 $
(71.43 £)
     -6.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.38 $
(93.96 €)
75.09 $
(60.43 £)
     -25.2 %
Rent Per Month
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,166.59 $
(2,028.00 €)
1,133.91 $
(912.50 £)
     -47.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,877.72 $
(1,757.61 €)
823.25 $
(662.50 £)
     -56.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,643.25 $
(3,410.20 €)
1,636.14 $
(1,316.67 £)
     -55.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,046.15 $
(2,851.30 €)
1,224.00 $
(985.00 £)
     -59.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 700.23 $
(655.44 €)
251.21 $
(202.16 £)
     -64.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 525.11 $
(491.52 €)
190.48 $
(153.29 £)
     -63.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,433.40 $
(3,213.78 €)
2,589.36 $
(2,083.75 £)
     -24.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.57 5.68      +24.5 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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