Cost of Living Comparison Between Cork and Dublin 

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Cost of Living in Dublin is 3.4% higher than in Cork (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Dublin is 13.2% higher than in Cork
Rent Prices in Dublin are 30.9% higher than in Cork
Restaurant Prices in Dublin are 13.8% higher than in Cork
Groceries Prices in Dublin are 3.3% lower than in Cork
Local Purchasing Power in Dublin is 8.5% lower than in Cork
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Restaurants
Cork Edit Dublin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 € 20.00 €      +25.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 85.00 € 90.00 €      +5.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 10.00 €      +11.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 € 6.50 €      +8.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 € 6.50 €      +18.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.66 € 3.97 €      +8.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.16 € 2.46 €      +13.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.70 € 1.92 €      +12.8 %
Markets
Cork Edit Dublin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.94 € 4.92 €      -0.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.55 € 1.50 €      -3.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.81 € 0.77 €      -4.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.79 € 3.82 €      +0.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.44 € 3.33 €      -25.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.64 € 4.30 €      -7.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.68 € 4.94 €      +5.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.32 € 1.19 €      -9.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.99 € 0.94 €      -5.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.24 € 1.24 €      -0.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.69 € 1.61 €      -4.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.88 € 0.85 €      -3.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.62 € 0.66 €      +7.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.19 € 1.22 €      +2.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.62 € 1.60 €      -1.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 € 12.00 €      -4.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.14 € 3.92 €      +24.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.59 € 4.11 €      +14.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 € 16.00 €      0.0 %
Transportation
Cork Edit Dublin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 € 2.00 €      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 95.00 € 120.00 €      +26.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 € 4.35 €      -13.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.06 € 3.22 €      +5.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.50 € 35.00 €      +14.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.62 € 6.65 €      +0.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,337.50 € 36,675.00 €      +0.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,444.44 € 32,975.43 €      -1.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cork Edit Dublin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 210.58 € 276.75 €      +31.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 21.11 € 22.89 €      +8.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.12 € 52.07 €      +3.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Cork Edit Dublin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.34 € 46.59 €      -26.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.44 € 21.26 €      -16.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 13.00 €      +8.3 %
Childcare
Cork Edit Dublin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,204.17 € 1,279.55 €      +6.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,400.00 € 9,799.23 €      +53.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cork Edit Dublin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 96.88 € 86.00 €      -11.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.04 € 37.79 €      -17.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 93.53 € 89.61 €      -4.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 88.20 € 93.81 €      +6.4 %
Rent Per Month
Cork Edit Dublin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,510.94 € 2,038.33 €      +34.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,313.33 € 1,778.75 €      +35.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,730.77 € 3,410.20 €      +24.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,133.33 € 2,836.50 €      +33.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cork Edit Dublin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 387.67 € 648.87 €      +67.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 327.22 € 485.21 €      +48.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Cork Edit Dublin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,148.96 € 3,261.11 €      +3.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.28 4.56      +6.5 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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