Cost of Living in Cork

Summary of cost of living in Cork, Ireland:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.50 € 9.50-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 85.00 € 60.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 8.50-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 € 4.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 € 5.00-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.65 € 2.25-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 € 1.60-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.65 € 1.20-2.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.96 € 3.97-7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.62 € 0.86-3.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.82 € 0.45-1.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.92 € 2.52-5.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.04 € 1.13-9.07
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.49 € 1.81-5.90
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.76 € 2.27-6.80
Apples (1 lb) 1.24 € 0.59-2.72
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 € 0.66-2.27
Oranges (1 lb) 1.18 € 0.68-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 1.62 € 0.91-3.18
Potato (1 lb) 0.83 € 0.45-1.17
Onion (1 lb) 0.61 € 0.32-1.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.13 € 0.80-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.62 € 0.60-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 € 10.00-18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.02 € 2.00-4.30
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.72 € 2.00-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 € 15.00-18.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.10 € 1.90-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 88.50 € 68.00-140.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 € 4.00-5.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.06 € 2.17-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 26.00 € 25.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.59 € 6.17-7.12
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,337.50 € 30,000.00-36,675.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,744.44 € 30,000.00-34,060.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 204.42 € 150.00-293.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 21.25 € 15.00-35.90
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.50 € 30.00-65.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 59.73 € 32.00-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.44 € 18.50-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 10.00-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,204.17 € 850.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,400.00 € 4,000.00-25,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 86.59 € 40.00-130.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.27 € 20.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.19 € 60.00-130.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.22 € 50.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,526.79 € 1,200.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,296.92 € 900.00-1,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,708.33 € 2,400.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,125.00 € 1,800.00-2,750.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 372.26 € 255.48-510.96
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 298.31 € 204.38-464.51
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,172.19 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.11 2.60-4.80

Prices in Cork

This city had 870 entries in the past 12 months by 101 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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4 Comments so far
Rasika on Jul 16, 2023:
I am looking to work as a driver in Cork.What would be the cost of living per month?
Antoniu Stancu on Apr 04, 2022:
As dori sa ma mut in kork eu cu comcubina mea sant dizabilitati alowance. Si daca as închiria o casa cu o cameră cât mi-ar plati hapul socialul la chirie multumesc
Amit on Dec 29, 2021:
I am single. So minimum cost how much for me. Also i am looking for single seat and normal job. Tks
ana on Sep 23, 2020:
Hey guys, what will you say about a salary of 1850 eur/month in Cork? is it barely enough or good enough to live normal?