Cost of Living Comparison Between Cork and Dublin 

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Consumer Prices in Dublin are 3.1% higher than in Cork (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dublin are 12.5% higher than in Cork
Rent Prices in Dublin are 29.5% higher than in Cork
Restaurant Prices in Dublin are 15.1% higher than in Cork
Groceries Prices in Dublin are 4.1% lower than in Cork
Local Purchasing Power in Dublin is 9.8% lower than in Cork
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Restaurants
Cork Edit Dublin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.50 € 20.00 €      +29.0 %
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) 3.64 € 3.91 €      +7.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 € 2.47 €      +18.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.65 € 1.86 €      +13.0 %
Markets
Cork Edit Dublin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.02 € 4.90 €      -2.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.61 € 1.52 €      -5.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.82 € 0.78 €      -5.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.75 € 3.82 €      +1.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.39 € 3.38 €      -23.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.73 € 4.30 €      -9.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.80 € 4.94 €      +2.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.31 € 1.19 €      -9.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.01 € 0.94 €      -6.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.25 € 1.24 €      -0.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.72 € 1.66 €      -3.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.86 € 0.85 €      -1.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.64 € 0.65 €      +2.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.18 € 1.22 €      +3.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.67 € 1.58 €      -5.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.50 € 12.00 €      -11.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.11 € 3.90 €      +25.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.59 € 4.07 €      +13.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 € 16.00 €      0.0 %
Transportation
Cork Edit Dublin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.05 € 2.00 €      -2.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 91.00 € 120.00 €      +31.9 %
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) 6.58 € 6.65 €      +1.1 %
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 € 32,845.42 €      -1.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cork Edit Dublin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 210.58 € 270.50 €      +28.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 21.18 € 22.71 €      +7.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.88 € 52.39 €      +5.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Cork Edit Dublin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.36 € 46.39 €      -27.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.44 € 20.04 €      -21.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 12.95 €      +7.9 %
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 € 9,645.38 €      +50.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cork Edit Dublin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 96.88 € 88.11 €      -9.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.04 € 38.35 €      -16.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 93.53 € 88.45 €      -5.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.18 € 93.96 €      +4.2 %
Rent Per Month
Cork Edit Dublin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,510.94 € 2,013.45 €      +33.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,313.33 € 1,738.89 €      +32.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,730.77 € 3,382.93 €      +23.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,133.33 € 2,822.23 €      +32.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cork Edit Dublin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 387.67 € 655.44 €      +69.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 327.22 € 491.52 €      +50.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Cork Edit Dublin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,192.96 € 3,240.06 €      +1.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.28 4.57      +6.7 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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