Cost of Living Comparison Between Dublin and Belfast 

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Cost of Living in Belfast is 13.1% lower than in Dublin (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Belfast is 29.9% lower than in Dublin
Rent Prices in Belfast are 54.1% lower than in Dublin
Restaurant Prices in Belfast are 1.1% higher than in Dublin
Groceries Prices in Belfast are 10.5% lower than in Dublin
Local Purchasing Power in Belfast is 8.3% higher than in Dublin
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Restaurants
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 €
(17.09 £)
22.24 €
(19.00 £)
     +11.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 €
(76.90 £)
87.78 €
(75.00 £)
     -2.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 €
(8.54 £)
8.49 €
(7.25 £)
     -15.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 €
(5.55 £)
6.44 €
(5.50 £)
     -1.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 €
(5.55 £)
5.85 €
(5.00 £)
     -10.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.97 €
(3.39 £)
3.96 €
(3.38 £)
     -0.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 €
(2.10 £)
2.03 €
(1.74 £)
     -17.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.92 €
(1.64 £)
1.66 €
(1.42 £)
     -13.3 %
Markets
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.92 €
(4.20 £)
5.95 €
(5.09 £)
     +21.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.50 €
(1.28 £)
1.40 €
(1.20 £)
     -6.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.77 €
(0.66 £)
0.86 €
(0.73 £)
     +11.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.82 €
(3.26 £)
3.20 €
(2.73 £)
     -16.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.33 €
(2.84 £)
2.94 €
(2.51 £)
     -11.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.30 €
(3.67 £)
3.34 €
(2.85 £)
     -22.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.94 €
(4.22 £)
5.22 €
(4.46 £)
     +5.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.19 €
(1.02 £)
1.20 €
(1.03 £)
     +1.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.94 €
(0.80 £)
0.78 €
(0.67 £)
     -16.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.24 €
(1.06 £)
0.96 €
(0.82 £)
     -21.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.61 €
(1.38 £)
1.27 €
(1.09 £)
     -20.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.85 €
(0.72 £)
0.76 €
(0.65 £)
     -10.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.66 €
(0.57 £)
0.47 €
(0.40 £)
     -28.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.22 €
(1.04 £)
0.99 €
(0.85 £)
     -18.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.60 €
(1.37 £)
1.44 €
(1.23 £)
     -10.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 €
(10.25 £)
9.13 €
(7.80 £)
     -23.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.92 €
(3.35 £)
2.07 €
(1.77 £)
     -47.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.11 €
(3.51 £)
2.70 €
(2.31 £)
     -34.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 €
(13.67 £)
15.51 €
(13.25 £)
     -3.1 %
Transportation
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 €
(1.71 £)
2.93 €
(2.50 £)
     +46.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 €
(102.53 £)
70.22 €
(60.00 £)
     -41.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.35 €
(3.72 £)
4.68 €
(4.00 £)
     +7.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 €
(2.75 £)
3.51 €
(3.00 £)
     +9.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 €
(29.90 £)
17.20 €
(14.70 £)
     -50.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.65 €
(5.68 £)
6.81 €
(5.82 £)
     +2.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,675.00 €
(31,336.05 £)
33,104.12 €
(28,285.00 £)
     -9.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,975.43 €
(28,175.05 £)
28,225.11 €
(24,116.25 £)
     -14.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 276.75 €
(236.46 £)
147.89 €
(126.36 £)
     -46.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 22.89 €
(19.56 £)
13.00 €
(11.11 £)
     -43.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 52.07 €
(44.49 £)
36.60 €
(31.27 £)
     -29.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.59 €
(39.81 £)
38.86 €
(33.20 £)
     -16.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.26 €
(18.17 £)
14.04 €
(12.00 £)
     -33.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 €
(11.11 £)
10.53 €
(9.00 £)
     -19.0 %
Childcare
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,279.55 €
(1,093.28 £)
1,209.39 €
(1,033.33 £)
     -5.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,799.23 €
(8,372.71 £)
6,729.67 €
(5,750.00 £)
     -31.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 86.00 €
(73.48 £)
75.91 €
(64.86 £)
     -11.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.79 €
(32.29 £)
40.96 €
(35.00 £)
     +8.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.61 €
(76.56 £)
83.60 €
(71.43 £)
     -6.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.81 €
(80.15 £)
70.72 €
(60.43 £)
     -24.6 %
Rent Per Month
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,038.33 €
(1,741.60 £)
1,053.34 €
(900.00 £)
     -48.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,778.75 €
(1,519.81 £)
775.37 €
(662.50 £)
     -56.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,410.20 €
(2,913.76 £)
1,554.93 €
(1,328.57 £)
     -54.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,836.50 €
(2,423.58 £)
1,248.40 €
(1,066.67 £)
     -56.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 648.87 €
(554.41 £)
236.60 €
(202.16 £)
     -63.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 485.21 €
(414.58 £)
179.41 €
(153.29 £)
     -63.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Dublin Edit Belfast Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,261.11 €
(2,786.37 £)
2,474.54 €
(2,114.31 £)
     -24.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.56 5.68      +24.7 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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