Cost of Living Comparison Between Dublin and Cork 

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Consumer Prices in Cork are 3.0% lower than in Dublin (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cork are 11.1% lower than in Dublin
Rent Prices in Cork are 22.8% lower than in Dublin
Restaurant Prices in Cork are 13.1% lower than in Dublin
Groceries Prices in Cork are 4.2% higher than in Dublin
Local Purchasing Power in Cork is 10.8% higher than in Dublin
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Restaurants
Dublin Edit Cork Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 € 15.50 €      -22.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 € 85.00 €      -5.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 € 9.00 €      -10.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 € 6.00 €      -7.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 € 5.50 €      -15.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.91 € 3.64 €      -6.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.47 € 2.08 €      -15.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.86 € 1.65 €      -11.5 %
Markets
Dublin Edit Cork Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.90 € 5.02 €      +2.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.52 € 1.61 €      +6.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.78 € 0.82 €      +5.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.82 € 3.75 €      -1.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.38 € 4.39 €      +30.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.30 € 4.73 €      +10.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.94 € 4.80 €      -2.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.19 € 1.31 €      +10.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.94 € 1.01 €      +7.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.24 € 1.25 €      +0.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.66 € 1.72 €      +3.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.85 € 0.86 €      +1.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.65 € 0.64 €      -2.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.22 € 1.18 €      -3.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.58 € 1.67 €      +5.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 € 13.50 €      +12.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.90 € 3.11 €      -20.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.07 € 3.59 €      -11.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 € 16.00 €      0.0 %
Transportation
Dublin Edit Cork Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 € 2.05 €      +2.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 € 91.00 €      -24.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.35 € 5.00 €      +14.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 3.06 €      -5.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 € 30.50 €      -12.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.65 € 6.58 €      -1.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,675.00 € 36,337.50 €      -0.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,845.42 € 33,444.44 €      +1.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dublin Edit Cork Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 270.50 € 210.58 €      -22.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 22.71 € 21.18 €      -6.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 52.39 € 49.88 €      -4.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Dublin Edit Cork Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.39 € 64.36 €      +38.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.04 € 25.44 €      +26.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.95 € 12.00 €      -7.3 %
Childcare
Dublin Edit Cork Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,279.55 € 1,204.17 €      -5.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,645.38 € 6,400.00 €      -33.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dublin Edit Cork Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 88.11 € 96.88 €      +9.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.35 € 46.04 €      +20.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.45 € 93.53 €      +5.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.96 € 90.18 €      -4.0 %
Rent Per Month
Dublin Edit Cork Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,013.45 € 1,510.94 €      -25.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,738.89 € 1,313.33 €      -24.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,382.93 € 2,730.77 €      -19.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,822.23 € 2,133.33 €      -24.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dublin Edit Cork Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 655.44 € 387.67 €      -40.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 491.52 € 327.22 €      -33.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Dublin Edit Cork Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,240.06 € 3,192.96 €      -1.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.57 4.28      -6.3 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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