Cost of Living Comparison Between Belfast and Dublin 

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Cost of Living in Dublin is 13.5% higher than in Belfast (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Dublin is 40.4% higher than in Belfast
Rent Prices in Dublin are 112.2% higher than in Belfast
Restaurant Prices in Dublin are 0.2% lower than in Belfast
Groceries Prices in Dublin are 9.0% higher than in Belfast
Local Purchasing Power in Dublin is 10.0% lower than in Belfast
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Restaurants
Belfast Edit Dublin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 £
(21.30 €)
16.90 £
(20.00 €)
     -6.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 £
(88.75 €)
76.05 £
(90.00 €)
     +1.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.25 £
(8.58 €)
8.45 £
(10.00 €)
     +16.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.50 £
(6.51 €)
5.49 £
(6.50 €)
     -0.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(5.92 €)
5.49 £
(6.50 €)
     +9.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.38 £
(4.00 €)
3.39 £
(4.01 €)
     +0.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.71 £
(2.02 €)
1.98 £
(2.34 €)
     +16.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.36 £
(1.61 €)
1.56 £
(1.84 €)
     +14.6 %
Markets
Belfast Edit Dublin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.20 £
(6.16 €)
4.11 £
(4.87 €)
     -21.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.22 £
(1.45 €)
1.27 £
(1.50 €)
     +3.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.73 £
(0.87 €)
0.63 £
(0.75 €)
     -13.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.74 £
(3.24 €)
3.18 £
(3.77 €)
     +16.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.48 £
(2.94 €)
2.84 £
(3.36 €)
     +14.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.94 £
(3.48 €)
3.66 £
(4.33 €)
     +24.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.46 £
(5.27 €)
4.23 £
(5.01 €)
     -5.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.97 £
(1.15 €)
0.97 £
(1.14 €)
     -0.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.67 £
(0.79 €)
0.73 £
(0.86 €)
     +9.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.82 £
(0.98 €)
1.03 £
(1.22 €)
     +24.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.09 £
(1.29 €)
1.35 £
(1.59 €)
     +23.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.62 £
(0.73 €)
0.68 £
(0.81 €)
     +11.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.39 £
(0.47 €)
0.56 £
(0.66 €)
     +41.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.83 £
(0.98 €)
0.96 £
(1.14 €)
     +16.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.14 £
(1.35 €)
1.34 £
(1.59 €)
     +17.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.25 £
(8.58 €)
10.14 £
(12.00 €)
     +39.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.82 £
(2.15 €)
2.44 £
(2.89 €)
     +34.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.84 £
(2.18 €)
3.44 £
(4.07 €)
     +86.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 £
(16.57 €)
13.82 £
(16.35 €)
     -1.3 %
Transportation
Belfast Edit Dublin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 £
(2.96 €)
1.69 £
(2.00 €)
     -32.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 57.50 £
(68.05 €)
98.59 £
(116.67 €)
     +71.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(4.73 €)
3.80 £
(4.50 €)
     -4.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.71 £
(3.20 €)
2.72 £
(3.22 €)
     +0.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 £
(17.75 €)
27.46 £
(32.50 €)
     +83.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.65 £
(6.69 €)
5.65 £
(6.69 €)
     +0.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,892.50 £
(33,007.98 €)
30,991.22 £
(36,675.00 €)
     +11.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,293.00 £
(29,931.73 €)
28,260.90 £
(33,443.95 €)
     +11.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Belfast Edit Dublin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 128.43 £
(151.99 €)
230.09 £
(272.28 €)
     +79.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 12.46 £
(14.75 €)
18.82 £
(22.27 €)
     +51.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.58 £
(37.37 €)
43.84 £
(51.87 €)
     +38.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Belfast Edit Dublin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.77 £
(37.60 €)
39.46 £
(46.70 €)
     +24.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.00 £
(14.20 €)
17.90 £
(21.18 €)
     +49.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 £
(10.65 €)
10.56 £
(12.50 €)
     +17.4 %
Childcare
Belfast Edit Dublin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,033.33 £
(1,222.85 €)
1,058.04 £
(1,252.08 €)
     +2.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,750.00 £
(6,804.55 €)
7,922.09 £
(9,375.00 €)
     +37.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Belfast Edit Dublin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.00 £
(74.55 €)
73.07 £
(86.47 €)
     +16.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.00 £
(41.42 €)
31.59 £
(37.38 €)
     -9.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 69.29 £
(81.99 €)
73.88 £
(87.43 €)
     +6.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 62.88 £
(74.41 €)
82.68 £
(97.85 €)
     +31.5 %
Rent Per Month
Belfast Edit Dublin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 908.33 £
(1,074.92 €)
1,717.73 £
(2,032.77 €)
     +89.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 678.33 £
(802.74 €)
1,485.83 £
(1,758.33 €)
     +119.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,350.00 £
(1,597.59 €)
2,898.59 £
(3,430.19 €)
     +114.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,071.43 £
(1,267.93 €)
2,402.13 £
(2,842.68 €)
     +124.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Belfast Edit Dublin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 202.16 £
(239.23 €)
546.11 £
(646.27 €)
     +170.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 153.29 £
(181.40 €)
422.06 £
(499.47 €)
     +175.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Belfast Edit Dublin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,157.29 £
(2,552.94 €)
2,725.74 £
(3,225.64 €)
     +26.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.68 4.54      -20.1 %
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