Cost of Living in Dublin

Summary of cost of living in Dublin, Ireland:

Edit Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 € 12.00-40.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 € 70.00-140.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 € 9.00-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 € 5.70-7.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 € 5.00-7.50
Cappuccino (regular) 3.99 € 3.50-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.41 € 1.60-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.92 € 1.50-3.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.99 € 3.86-6.81
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.51 € 0.82-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.77 € 0.45-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.82 € 2.40-5.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.23 € 1.36-11.34
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.30 € 1.81-5.44
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.86 € 2.27-6.80
Apples (1 lb) 1.18 € 0.72-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 0.94 € 0.66-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 1.24 € 0.45-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 1.62 € 0.57-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 0.84 € 0.45-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 0.66 € 0.45-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.22 € 0.89-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.61 € 1.00-2.30
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 € 8.00-17.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.91 € 2.00-6.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.26 € 1.90-7.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 € 15.00-18.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 € 2.00-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 117.39 € 80.00-180.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 € 4.00-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 2.09-6.76
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 € 25.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.66 € 6.09-7.08
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,675.00 € 35,000.00-37,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,975.43 € 30,690.00-35,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 273.66 € 180.00-400.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 22.24 € 12.50-40.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 52.02 € 40.00-70.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.14 € 32.00-64.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.21 € 12.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 € 10.00-20.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,279.55 € 940.00-1,800.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,799.23 € 6,000.00-14,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 86.00 € 50.00-115.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.79 € 20.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.61 € 60.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.81 € 60.00-130.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,037.55 € 1,650.00-2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,770.24 € 1,400.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,410.20 € 3,000.00-4,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,836.50 € 2,300.00-3,920.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 648.87 € 464.51-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 485.21 € 325.16-696.77
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,273.39 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.55 4.00-5.50

Prices in Dublin

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Last update: May 2024
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73 Comments so far
Anonymous on May 16, 2024:
- Louise: €75K is just about enough but I would recommend you to find accommodation outside the city centre as you'll probably struggle with that salary in the city centre. Also for North and South Dublin, north Dublin has cheaper housing than south Dublin but it also has more crime than south Dublin. I'm not sure how it is schoolwise between both sides. If you wanna avoid crime in general then in the north, don't move to areas called Ballymun, Finglas or Mulhuddart and if you move south then don't move to an area called Tallaght.

- Riyaadh: This is pretty simple. In Ireland if your annual salary is below €42K then you'll be taxed 20% but if it's above €42K then it's taxed at 40%. I'll let you do the rest of the math.
ellen on May 14, 2024:
Thinking about moving to Dublin later this year. After years of working from home, I would love to get back into hotel work, but often these are the low paid jobs, what can I expect as a receptionist, or assistent manager? ( I have years of assistent manager experience so would prefer that) Thanks
Riyaadh on Apr 26, 2024:
Hi all. Moving to Dublin in the next couple of months. Family of 4 (2 kids under 3). I have an annual salary of €100k. Can someone help me what my expected monthly salary would be after taxes. And whether this is sufficient to live a good life in Dublin.

Louise on Apr 14, 2024:
Hi there, I am moving to Dublin in July with my daughter. Would €75k before deductions be enough? Also is North or South Dublin better safety and schools wise? Thanks
John on Apr 05, 2024:
BER rating usually means nothing. I lived in houses with poor BER that were much warmer than modern apartments with poor quality (Doodle glazed instead of triple like the rest of Europe) huge windows and mold. Go for viewing and judge it yourself.
Living in Dublin on Mar 28, 2024:
To Anonymous, you can find this price for 1 bed apartments even in the city center. But don't expect decent BER rates. Usually this will come from new apartments, most of them are in the city center. Also, consider places near to the luas lines or busses that will get you closer to your job site. Expect at least 40% of your salary to vanish with your rent. Food and transport are ok and you will be fine. Consider rent a single room in a good apartment as well.
Anonymous on Mar 26, 2024:
Hi, I have a job offer (new graduate position in IT, Dublin) with an annual salary of 67.5K. I'm thinking about renting a one bed apartment, not in the сcity center but somewhere in nice neighbourhood and with a good BER rating, according to it seems that you can find an acceptable option for 1.6-1.7K per month, but how realistic is it really? Apparently the salary after taxes will be around 3.9K, how much money approximately will be left after all the necessary expenses?
Jeremy on Mar 19, 2024:
72k is on a lower end for IT. Try to change job for better after moving.
Francesco on Feb 16, 2024:
Hi guys, someone can tell me aproximately how much is the year's spending of a student in Dublin?
I'll go there for studying
R on Feb 09, 2024:
Hi anonymous, Dublin is expensive to live in mainly because of high rents and accommodation is hard to find. 72K in IT with a few years experience post graduating is ok as a salary. You might just about manage living in Dublin. However if you have more years experience ask for more money and after one year ask for a raise.
Anonymous on Jan 05, 2024:
Hi, I am considering a job in Dublin as a software engineer with a yearly salary of 72k. We are a newly wed family of 2. Would such a salary be fine or should I be negotiating a higher wage ?

Thanks !
Anonymous on Jan 04, 2024:
Hello, I am currently working as Radiographer here in middle east and planning to apply in Ireland. How is the life in Ireland compared here in middle east? Will I be able to save and live comfortably in Ireland?
Mael on Dec 24, 2023:
Kerlo, you can definitely survive here with €3000 for 3 months if you use your money wisely. However things get really expensive here and inflation has been growing here a lot in the last 2 years. If there’s one good piece of advice that I’d give you is, don’t look for an internship. Instead look for a job that pays you. You’ll still be given time to visit other parts of Ireland because the average annual paid time off here is 29 days for a full time employee.
Frustrated on Dec 16, 2023:
This country can ruin your personal and professional life. Beware
John on Dec 15, 2023:
Max, in comparison to Dubai, Dublin has terrible safety, healthcare, house quality and weather. Not to mention that nearly half of these 275k you will pay in tax, getting absolutely nothing in return.
Bobby on Dec 07, 2023:
Max. 275K probably around 12K / Month. I think you should be able to get by in Dublin on that.
Max on Dec 06, 2023:
Hello Everyone, I'm considering a move to Dublin soon. I'm a senior software engineer with a job offer providing an annual salary of €275,000. My family, which includes my wife and three-year-old daughter, currently resides in a comfortable apartment in a prestigious area in the Dubai. I have two cars, one of them a high-end model. My daughter is enrolled in an international school. Our current lifestyle involves weekly dining out and visiting sophisticated pubs twice a month. I aim to keep up a similar lifestyle in Dublin, with the added goal of saving some money. Is this achievable on the salary I have been offered?
Kerlo on Nov 13, 2023:
Hello there. I have a plan for next summer to come to Dublin. I want to explore Ireland, improve my level of English and challenge myself living alone. Now I'm trying to find Internship or something like that, but I'm not sure that I will be able to get it. So my question is that: If I come for 3 months, with 3000 € and work at regular jobs(like waiter), will I survive and be able to see something? Provided that I'm going to live in shared house, use only grocery shop for getting food and so on and so forth.
Mael on Oct 16, 2023:
Hello Simone, €150,000 is more than enough to live in Dublin. The €3,727.70 btw is just rent, it doesn't include anything else like groceries, other facilities, etc, and it's not a joke. Rent is quite expensive here but it also depends where you live in the city. Rent would be at that price if you're living in central Dublin but it's cheaper if you're in the suburbs. In fact, with €150K, you could even try for a mortgage instead of rent because the average price of mortgage here is around €400,000.
Simone on Sep 08, 2023:
..also forgot to ask what expenses does “family of four estimated monthly costs are 6,256.5A$ (3,727.7€) without rent” include e.g utilities, food etc?
Simone on Sep 08, 2023:
Hi there. My family of 4 (one child aged 12 and the second is aged 10) are considering moving to Dublin. Our combined gross income will be €150,000. Whilst this is high, considering the cost of living, do you think this is enough to be able to do more than just live day to day?
John on Sep 08, 2023:
For 16000 pa you can look for a bunk bed in a shared room at most. Please do yourself a huge favour and don't come here with this salary.
Anonymous on Aug 30, 2023:
Hi I was wondering if it's possible to survive in Dublin at a salary of 16000 euros pa, if I try to look for a room in a shared apartment
Mael on Jul 22, 2023:
Hello Xiomara, I’m pretty sure you can get by with €1000. But it also depends what you’re really going to do in that month. If you do plan on bringing €1000, then don’t go out to pubs and restaurants every day. You could go to them a few times but not all the time. But of course buying food from grocery stores is cheaper than buying food from restaurants.
xiomara on Jul 21, 2023:
Hello I am visiting Dublin for a month next year.I was hoping someone can tell me how much I should bring to live comfortably that month (ticket and accommodation aside) So for like groceries events and what not! Thank you :)
Mael on Jul 21, 2023:
Hello Phillip. The previous comment was posted by me (Mael) sorry I forgot to add my name there so it appears as “Anonymous”
Anonymous on Jul 21, 2023:
Hello Phillip, hopefully you’ll see this. Add in another comment to let me know if you see this. €6000 per month is absolutely fine. In fact, it’s enough to get a normal house in Dublin. It’s fine for a family of 4 too especially in the suburbs. Although yes I’d still advise you to get employment too since things can sometimes get expensive in Dublin.
phillip on Jul 17, 2023:
Thanks Daz- Yes I should have clarified. It is our net monthly income and correction to our rent which will be $2400 euros.
daz on Jul 17, 2023:
hi @phillip hope your wife's 6000 per month is net of taxes or you will be in serious trouble in dublin
phillip on Jul 16, 2023:
Hi Mael, My family of four should be moving to Dublin 13 in a 6 weeks. My wife’s income will be around 6000 euros per month. Our Irish friends here in the states bought a 4 bedroom home and are renting it to us for 2,700 Euros which we both agree is a blessing.
That being said, my wife is very concerned that her income alone will not be enough for family…until I find employment.
Could you kindly comment on this as my wife whose dream it has been to live and raise our kids in Ireland is seriously considering not accepting our friends generous offer to rent his home for two years.
Much appreciated.
Mael on Jul 13, 2023:
@James I'm responding to James' comment that was posted on January 9th 2023. I've been living in Dublin since 2004. Some of what you said is wrong. Here's what I agree with you on: Rents can be insane but even for €2000 per month not all places can be called mould boxes for that price. Antisocial behaviour isn't everywhere. People actually tend to go out a lot in this city compared to so many other places in Europe. This is where you should go to the city centre on Friday nights and Saturday nights and you'll experience great nightlife and atmosphere. For your comments of lifeless and stagnant city here, that's not really true. You also said it's like that compared to other EU capitals you've been to. Idk if you've realised but cities like Paris, Rome, Madrid, Berlin, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, etc are all EU capitals and it makes sense that they have better vibes because they receive way more tourists than Dublin and there's more things to do in them. Don't just say Dublin is bad just because it's less vibey than other EU capitals. The city isn't even depressing from my experience thanks to the nightlife I mentioned earlier. You also mentioned London, Paris and Amsterdam being better. I'm not sure about London or Amsterdam because I've only ever visited those cities but I definitely disagree with you on Paris. I've never lived in Paris but my mother lived in Paris before living in Dublin. She says Dublin is much better because it's much less stressful and there's less problems than in Paris. But I still do agree with you that public transport isn't good, insurance is high compared to the EU average and healthcare should be sorted better.
Mael on Jul 13, 2023:
Hello Mo. I hope you'll see this since I may be a bit late to respond to your question. Yes, €5,500 is great enough for most housing here since average rent for 2 bedrooms here in the city centre is around €2,700 and in the suburbs is about €2,100. Without rent, it's around €2,000 per month. I'm not sure if you included paying taxes in your €5.5k but it doesn't really matter too much because only 12.5% of your salary actually goes towards taxes. All you really should be aware of with your money here is what you spend beyond housing, groceries and utilities because that's where things can get expensive. If you have any more questions feel free to ask. PS I know all of this because I've lived in Dublin since 2004.
Anonymous on Feb 08, 2023:
I'd avoid moving here unless you are getting a six figure salary. Rent is extortion, rent for a tiny box room (which will be moudly & no insulation so heating costs will bankrupt you) in a shared apartment is reaching 1100-1200 pm now. Lower income people are having to resort to living in slumlike conditions, paying 500-600pm to sleep in bunk beds of 3 or 4 to a small room. There is 2 bed apartments with 8 ppl inside. The Political & Landlord class are doing nothing to improve the situation. There is no future in this country for the young. A meagre existence, where you will never have your own place or afford to have a family.

Health care system is falling apart, the wealthy use private insurance so no incentive to care, the rest have to deal with waiting lists that stretch on for years, A&E is overflowing, people lined on corridors days without treatment. Recently a 16 year old girl was left for 16 hours without treatment & died in A&E.
Mo on Jan 25, 2023:
Is 5,500 EUR (net) enough to support 2 people and renting in Dublin in a nice area?
Mars on Jan 22, 2023:
Sorry, in my previous comment I meant 3k for 3 bedroom hous/appt. Not sure if those are good deals or just something to run from.
Mars on Jan 22, 2023:
Are rents under 3k in fake or real? Bad areas maybe? Need advice on where to live with family of 4. Naas maybe?
JOsh on Jan 16, 2023:
Prague got super expensive, Dublin too, London too. Everywhere got super expensive, salaries are the same as usual and politician are doing nothing. Where are we going? Do we have to just stay where we are and join the crime!?
James on Jan 09, 2023:
If you are thinking about moving to Dublin please think again - rents are insane for literal mould boxes (looking at 2000+ per month in terrible areas), antisocial behaviour everywhere, the city feels lifeless and stagnant compared to all other EU capitals I have been to, public transport in non-existent, insurance for everything is well above the EU average, the hospital system is collapsing before our eyes - it's honestly such a depressing city - Amsterdam, Paris...even London all offer a better living situation
Bruna Souza on Nov 05, 2022:
Olá pessoal, estou pensando em fazer um intercambio em Dublin mas estou bem assustada com o deficit de acomodação, até o meio do ano que vem tem perspectiva de melhora? È possivel alugar um quarto compartilho por 500 euros?
Karl on Sep 27, 2022:
@Usama - I would say not at all. Rent is incredibly expensive. Check on for prices. You could hardly afford rent on that salary.
Usama on Sep 26, 2022:
Hey all,

Is 18'500 euro per annum enough to support a family of 3 (2 adults, 1 child about a year old)? I am thinking about taking a doctorate position at University College Dublin but really concerned about the annual stipend. Any advice from someone living in Dublin is highly appreciated.
Anonymous on Jul 20, 2022:
Welcome to big tech corralito:

Low salaries
High rent and expenses
No social services or healthcare

Your job is your lifeline. This is how foreign companies are exploiting the country and the European Union.

We need to stop this massacre of the Irish state
Annie on Jun 28, 2022:
When was the grocery costs for dublin list updated? I’m looking at moving there in the fall and i’m trying to make a budget but since costs have gone up so much, i want to be sure i’m getting accurate pricing. Also how do you receive this data? Are you looking at prices in actual grocery stores or are you getting the information online?
fra on May 25, 2022:
Rents are just crazy expensive. They'd give me about 30k/year to work in Dublin as an engineer (although with little experience). Am I supposed to spend 20k for a rent and just get by? How can the average low skill worker survive?
anon on May 06, 2022:
mobina - 16OOO is enough for Carlow to live a basic life, but Carlow IT does not have a great reputation.

SD - 2 kids? Just about. But rents are just going higher and higher.
SD on Apr 18, 2022:
Is 3300 Euros per month enough for a family of 2 in Dublin?
MobinaGh on Dec 13, 2021:
Hi everyone.
Is a Ph.D. position with a stipend of €16,000 per annum plus tuition fees for 4 years realistic (for one person), or should I work part-time to live an ideal life in Carlow?
Thanks in advance for your reply.
theauldbavarianfenian on Nov 18, 2021:
@ 2Theoldbavarianfenian, well the rental/sharing market was particularly delicate during autumn this year, though today Nov 18th there are 446 rooms in a shared accommodation for "Dublin City" on, hard to imagine it was only 28 about 6 weeks ago .. are you sure you didn't use any additional filters ?
Anonymous on Oct 21, 2021:
In my opinion it all depends on things how much is your rent, do you have to travel to work, do you cook your self or primarily order take out and so on. As I see it nowadays you need at least 3k to make ends meet, for more central area 4k, as we are seeing worldwide everything is getting more expensive by the minute.
Anonymous on Sep 28, 2021:
How much would I approximately be saving on 4k net per month as a single person, no car? Thanks!
2Theauldbavarianfenian on Sep 27, 2021:
I just checked and there were only 28 rooms in shared appartments listed in dublin city costing 900e monthly or less
Anonymous on Sep 27, 2021:
Hello, Is 2000€ NET enough to live in Dublin, only for basic necessities, such as rent, utilities, transport, and food? Excluding entertainment and additional things. Thank you.
Theauldbavarianfenian on Sep 23, 2021:
@Getreal - I’d to be honest also see the rent prices as pretty realistic … if we talk about normal 1 bedroom accommodation , you would see these in half ways central locations advertised typically between 1200-1700€ … if demand is really really high put on top 10-20% if someone would to be outbidden - but then you’d end up at 1400-2000€ - out of which the 1700€ stated here would be the average - what proves my point of that being a pretty realistic figure for a central location … obviously extremes would go faf beyond that - but yet I’d say those 2500€ you are stating would be at the extreme end and get you a 1 bed appartment in one of those luxury apartment blocks with on site gym and cinema …
So I’d say in terms of accommodation the average person with average needs can plan with 650-1100€ For a room in a shared house appartment (depending on size, features, location, size of household….)
850-1100€ for a studio out of the Centre
950-1300€ for a studio in the Centre
1200-1600€ for a 1 bed appartment out of the Centre
1400- 2000€ for a 1 bed in the Centre

And so forth …
No offense to you get real, just thinking you take places at the very high end as reference
GetReal on Sep 18, 2021:
The average prices for rent in Dublin is a joke!!

I appreciate the information presented by Numbeo but lets face it, one has to be very lucky to get a 1 bedroom apartment in city center at the "average" price of 1700 euros a month. even at 2200 it would be a big problem. Yes they are advertised at those prices but getting them is in practice very difficult as one has to compete with 40-50 other individuals who are desperately looking for a place to live.

If you plan to move to Dublin and need to rent an apartment quickly, be prepared to pay at least 2500 euros for 1 bedroom.

The prices for other commodities are actuallly quite realistic.
Anonymous on Sep 14, 2021:
Addressed to: Albert on Jul 08, 2021

Ireland is one of the most tolerant countries in EU regarding religious and ethnic backgrounds:

Your scouring remarks make you come across as a miserable grump of a person. Also known as 'minus craic'. Although Ireland has many issues, racism is not top billing. Housing is our main gripe. Not sure where you're getting 'ripped off', you make it sound like there are lecherous merchants shouting prices at you. We are a developed economy, wages are high, prices reflect that. Although cost of living remains an issue of note.

All people who are good craic are welcome. You are not good craic.
blink on Aug 16, 2021:
lived in dublin for 5 yrs.
Pros: Beautiful sceneries, friendly people, affordable and good healthcare

Cons: expensive houses, high rent, High cost of electricity, bad weather, high taxes, too many junkies.Needs to pay TV license.
Anonymous on Jul 24, 2021:
Hello, I'm a student and planning an exchange to Dublin, don't have job offer but have lots of experience and i can easily get jobs, but I'm worried with the rent, how much and what kind of jobs should I have to be able to pay rent and spare some to survive?
Albert on Jul 08, 2021:
I lived in Ireland for just under 6 years, and I can say that it was 5 years too long. The landscapes are beautiful, but they become pretty boring quickly. Most of the people I knew went out to the pub to get drunk on the weekends. Every single weekend!. Overall, I would say that Irish people tend to be racist, and the country is not known as the rip-off country for no reason. Very expensive, and people try to rip you off all the time everywhere. On the other hand, the weather is miserable and that brings a lot of people down, even causing depression. Overall, I would not recommend living there for over one year.
Theauldbavarianfenian on May 27, 2021:
Addressed to the annonymous commentator from May 12th -

That Ireland is extremely expensive is only partly true. Living space is in general expensive, along with services/eating/drinking out. That naturally mainly applies to Dublin and other urban areas. So by that statement I am very very inclined to say that person has spent all of the 13 years mentioned in Dublin - and now applies that to the entire country.

The weather is horrible ? It can be seen that way - it though is a very subjective statement. The fact that you have the chance of seeing more than one season within a day is definitely true - though I wouldn’t say the weather is horrible but challenging in the way of not being very reliable.

There is nothing to do ? you are DEFINITELY on the wrong track there. If there is nothing to do at all that matches your interests and preferences, that is surprising, but then in the end says more about you than about the Country. The scenic nature, the importance that sports and music have in the country just to name a few obvious things show that the country offers a good few examples that the country allows various options to spend ones time
Anonymous on May 25, 2021:
Comment below is so wrong. Obviously someone with a grudge?? And where did you *leave* for 13 years. Must have been bad??? We are famed for our hospitality and as an Irish citizen I can assure you our hospitality is genuine. We love our climate. Definitely move away if you can't hack it. Ireland is truly stunning. I can say this definitively as I have travelled all over the world. Coming home is best part about travelling away from Irelsnd. We are a young country and of course our politicians are endeavouring to get things right re the care if it's citizens; which incidentally our Government did brilliantly during COVID. I thoroughly agree with your decision to leave, I would do the same if I was miserable, but please don't bad mouth our country after it gave you an education!! That or those certificates gained in Ireland will open many doors to you around the world. You must have remained here for 13 years, despite how miserable you were, for some reason? Maybe a failed romance has caused your misery? If you open yourself up to the Irish you will find incredibly kind, caring and non-judgemental people. We are tge people who give the most to any other country in a crisis. We have never forgotten 800 years of grinding hardship under a foreign regime and our empathy for other societies in needs knows no bounds. Read our history if you want to understand our people, speak our language. Eat, laugh and sing with us. DANCE with us and then my friend your misery will dissapate and joy will fill your heart. I invite you to take another look with a different mindset. Go to the desserts and hot places of this world if you must but I can honestly say Ireland, it's people, it's landscape will forever play on your mind.
Anonymous on May 12, 2021:
Ireland is extremely expensive, there is nothing to do here and the quality of healthcare and housing is ridiculous for the amount that you have to pay. Lived in Ireland for over 13 years, studied, and went to college here with the educational system being questionable. Most people that got anywhere career-wise are non-nationals. Had difficulties growing up as the Irish tend to stick only with the Irish. It is a friendly country but a lot of the time it seems very fake. The weather is horrible and changes to different seasons in one day. The government doesn't care about it's people and with the lockdowns happening because of Covid, it's almost impossible to leave and start a better life. Very difficult to save money and not having to decrease your living standards significantly. The only good thing I can say is that nature here is beautiful but constantly you hear about people being depressed living here. The amount of young people taking drugs and turning to alcohol is shocking. I would not let my kids grow up here and I am planning to move as soon as I can.

On the other hand, some people love it here so if you plan to move to Ireland make sure to see for yourself if it's for you. Most people that are foreigners and even Irish want to get out..
Mordecai Friday Moses on May 10, 2021:
Hello, am waiting this for a recommendation,am looking forward for a job opportunity in Dublin, Ireland. Please I will be glad if my request is attended to, thanks.
AM on Apr 09, 2021:
Hi, I am looking to relocate to Dublin, family of 4 with 2 school going boys one in primary and other in secondary.
Is 144K annual sufficient to live comfortably and save something reasonable. Thank you.
Mustafa on Jan 29, 2021:
You should compare these parameters with Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
AF on Jan 28, 2021:
As a Dub, I'm not surprised by the complaints about rent in Ireland, they are high.

But I am surprised at so many people complaining about racism regarding jobs. I could not get a job in science in 2006, when I graduated because the jobs market was so in favour of the employer. After a PhD it wasn't much easier, there aren't many related jobs in Dublin. And it takes a long time.

In the companies I've worked in by now, they have either had a higher number of expats than would be expected proportionally, or have been very multicultural.

I don't think Dublin is necessarily any more racist than other world cities but the hiring processes area definitely trickier than they should be.
Daniel on Jan 07, 2021:
PROS of living in Dublin: friendly people, nice Pubs - lots of!, affordable grocery/food prices, safe and compact - you can walk the whole city center in an hour.

CONS of living in Dublin: expensive and really bad quality housing, lack of cultural options rather than pubs, silly curfew for clubs at 3am (some even have to close at 11.30 on weekdays), the weather is awful the whole year round so you stay indoors most of the time, you are stuck in an island with a small population, therefore, the amount of things you can do/people you can meet is really limited.

VERDICT: I would recommend Dublin for older people or families looking for a more chilled way of living... or for those who grew up in small towns/villages. Anyone who is younger and/or has lived in other major European cities will be disappointed with the city.
Tab on Nov 29, 2020:
I had to change the dollar amount to American since I have never been outside the country accept Canada,before you needed a passport. Ireland has always been a country I had wanted to visit because of such beauty,the rich history. My great great grandparents are from somewhere in Ireland. So my husband and I spoke about maybe taking a vacation there. Oh my goodness expensive. Then I spoke to others I work with in emergency room and they said people in Ireland hate Americans,can always sniff them out. They said because of our demeanor even before we say word. That I would be treated unwelcome compared to other tourists. On e.r. Dr said it was best to find somewhere else to go. But the country looks absolutely stunning. Offering tourists a lot to do and teaching us the history, not what's shown on TV. Cleashe I know. One of the travel agencies also said tourists can stay in converted castles that were turned into hotels, yet keeping the castles as authentic as possible.
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GOODLUCK Tumaini on Jul 05, 2020:

I am looking to apply for the higher learning program in Dublin, I want to know if there are part time jobs for the health professional? And what is the rates of payment per hour?
J on Jun 28, 2020:
One positive is that the Irish People are sound and have a special way about them. But definitely not a good quality of life for most citizens here. Quality of your life in Dublin would improve if you were Rich.
J on Jun 28, 2020:
Dublin is a Complete Rip off.
Over populated, Over Rated & Over Priced. Appalling Traffic. No Cycling infrastructure. Expensive Property (Buy or Rent). Expensive Food, clothes, socialising, petrol, utility bills and crap weather. Avoid !
Bernadette on Jun 21, 2020:

Can anyone tell me what it's like living in Ireland for a pensioner/widower age 68, at present living in England.

I have lived in Germany and Spain and have a Germany pension and English pension and what city would be a good place to live .

Thank you.
Robert on May 11, 2020:
Hello. I have an offer from a company based in Dublin. They offer me around 3,3K as net. I am married and I have a kid. Would this be enough to live for 2-4 months until my wife will start her job? I know that flats are expensive, besides that how much I would pay for food, health, etc.? Really appreciate your answers and thank you in advance.