Cost of Living in Donegal

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 € 10.00-35.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 50.00-75.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 7.00-8.60
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 € 4.50-5.90
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 4.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.75 € 2.50-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.67 € 1.20-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 € 1.00-2.80
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.13 € 2.23-7.91
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.89 € 0.48-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.56 € 0.40-1.13
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.32 € 1.57-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.02 € 2.27-3.18
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.71 € 2.27-4.54
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.54 € 3.18-5.90
Apples (1 lb) 0.82 € 0.45-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.64 € 0.31-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.97 € 0.68-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 1.09 € 0.60-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 € 0.40-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 0.41 € 0.20-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.07 € 0.65-1.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.66 € 0.49-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 € 5.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 € 0.99-2.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.63 € 1.00-2.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 € 12.50-20.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.00 €
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 0.00 €
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 € 4.00-6.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 € 2.41-2.41
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 € 24.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.95 € 6.43-7.53
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 42,475.00 € 24,950.00-60,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 € 20,000.00-50,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 171.31 € 100.00-340.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.24 € 0.24-0.24
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 41.50 € 30.00-90.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 80.00 €
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 0.00 €
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 8.00-12.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 816.67 € 800.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,124.34 € 4,124.34-4,124.34
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68.33 € 20.00-95.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.67 € 30.00-39.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.67 € 50.00-90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 70.00 € 60.00-80.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 577.08 € 454.16-700.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 540.59 € 481.18-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,108.29 € 616.58-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,200.00 € 950.00-1,350.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre ?
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,911.42 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.13 2.50-3.20

Prices in Donegal

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Last update: March 2023
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6 Comments so far
Johnny Foreigner on Nov 16, 2021:
When applying for jobs in Donegal, you will get paid more washing dishes in a hotel than working as a care worker looking after vulnerable people. This can be seen with direct reference to job websites and phoning employers directly.
Due to the history of abuse here, it can take upto 3 months to get a care application approved due to the necessary checks to be completed. This includes references, police (garda) vetting and medical checks.
Low paid jobs are widely available in hospitality, care work and retail. These jobs are predominantly carried out by non-nationals with locals predominantly occupying professional, higher paid jobs such as local government, teachers, etc
There is little or no ethnic diversity in Donegal. In fact in the last two years, a direct provision centre was burned down before it could be used to house refugees. This is reflected on a national level where there is no ethic diversity on TV, radio or print.
Leisure time is extremely limited due to cost and lack of facilities as all investment never reaches beyond the outskirts of Dublin
You have to pay upto €60 for a GP visit then pay for GP to write a line or prescription then pay an uncapped amount on the prescription itself.
Donegal has a caste system which means big, local families dominate key positions in local government, education, etc. If you are not in this elite, then I would seriously reconsider moving here as you will be at a distinct disadvantage regardless of your qualifications. This can be seen by simple observation. It is not hidden.
I would think long and hard before moving if you don't have serious connections here
Melna on Jun 30, 2019:
I am 69 and my husband is 72. Our income would be limited to our social security. Could someone please give me an idea of the cost of housing and general cost of living there? For example, could we afford to live comfortably there on $2000.00 dollars a month? (american dollars)
Larisa Marpan on Jun 23, 2019:
Hi, my spouse and I are 35 years of age with our 6 years old daughter,i'm a farmer and love to cook and also primary school teacher and my husband is a banker , we belong to matrilinial tribals from Shillong, Meghalaya .we would love to the opportunity which we have been waiting for so long for our daughter's bright future and i want to know the cost of living there .Thank you.
Anonymous on Jun 15, 2019:
I'm in banking and would love to find more information on moving to air and more my husband works with the big talks and just curious on what the prices of houses would be
AhmadDePaul on Jun 14, 2019:
I’m 40 years old male and my Partner and I are looking for a huge change and he works remotely in reverse mortgage I am a Paralegal by trade. Would love prices and move cost to relocate to Arranmore, Ireland.. it would a pleasure to be apart of such a community. Please send any and all info.
William Francis Quinn on Mar 31, 2019:
I am an American military veteran from the Vietnam War and I am also of Irish heritage. Now, my monthly income is $4200.00 per month tax free because of wounds incurred during combat actions.
Now, I guess my overall question is, would I be able to live in County Donegal somewhat comfortably on my income?