Cost of Living Comparison Between Limerick and Cork 

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Cost of Living in Cork is 14.1% higher than in Limerick (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Cork is 11.9% higher than in Limerick
Rent Prices in Cork are 8.0% higher than in Limerick
Restaurant Prices in Cork are 4.5% higher than in Limerick
Groceries Prices in Cork are 9.8% higher than in Limerick
Local Purchasing Power in Cork is 16.4% higher than in Limerick
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Restaurants
Limerick Edit Cork Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.69 € 16.00 €      -4.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 € 85.00 €      +13.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 9.00 €      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.80 € 6.00 €      +3.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.25 € 5.50 €      +4.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.41 € 3.66 €      +7.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.90 € 2.16 €      +13.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.60 € 1.70 €      +6.2 %
Markets
Limerick Edit Cork Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.27 € 4.94 €      +15.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.15 € 1.59 €      +37.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.67 € 0.81 €      +20.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.24 € 3.72 €      -12.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.83 € 4.44 €      +56.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.46 € 4.64 €      +3.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.02 € 4.68 €      -6.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.00 € 1.30 €      +29.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.06 € 1.04 €      -2.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.06 € 1.20 €      +12.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.10 € 1.73 €      +57.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.22 € 0.90 €      -26.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.57 € 0.62 €      +7.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.93 € 1.20 €      +28.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.29 € 1.62 €      +24.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 € 12.25 €      +2.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.54 € 3.13 €      +23.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.84 € 3.56 €      +25.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.50 € 16.00 €      +3.2 %
Transportation
Limerick Edit Cork Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.98 € 2.00 €      +1.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 € 91.00 €      +127.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 € 5.00 €      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.83 € 3.06 €      +66.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 42.00 € 30.50 €      -27.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.75 € 6.62 €      -2.0 %
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) 34,060.00 € 33,444.44 €      -1.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Limerick Edit Cork Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 172.14 € 210.58 €      +22.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 19.70 € 21.32 €      +8.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 51.25 € 50.57 €      -1.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Limerick Edit Cork Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.08 € 63.34 €      +34.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 0.00 € 25.44 €     
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 12.00 €      +20.0 %
Childcare
Limerick Edit Cork Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 826.80 € 1,204.17 €      +45.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,000.00 € 6,400.00 €      +220.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Limerick Edit Cork Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.00 € 96.88 €      +79.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.00 € 46.04 €      +31.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.44 € 90.29 €      +6.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 68.33 € 88.36 €      +29.3 %
Rent Per Month
Limerick Edit Cork Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,583.33 € 1,516.18 €      -4.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,375.00 € 1,296.92 €      -5.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,280.00 € 2,714.29 €      +19.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,840.00 € 2,115.38 €      +15.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Limerick Edit Cork Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 277.93 € 387.67 €      +39.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 240.04 € 327.22 €      +36.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Limerick Edit Cork Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,412.59 € 3,143.23 €      +30.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.08 4.28      +5.0 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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