Summary about cost of living in Dublin, Ireland:
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||20.00 €||13.37-33.10|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course||80.00 €||60.00-120.00|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)||10.00 €||9.00-11.00|
|Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)||6.00 €||5.00-7.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||6.00 €||5.00-7.00|
|Cappuccino (regular)||3.70 €||2.50-5.00|
|Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||2.25 €||1.50-3.20|
|Water (12 oz small bottle)||1.70 €||1.20-3.00|
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon)||4.85 €||3.97-7.57|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)||1.64 €||0.91-2.72|
|Rice (white), (1 lb)||0.63 €||0.45-1.13|
|Eggs (regular) (12)||3.37 €||2.09-4.79|
|Local Cheese (1 lb)||4.36 €||1.36-9.07|
|Chicken Fillets (1 lb)||4.28 €||2.49-5.44|
|Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)||4.95 €||2.72-6.80|
|Apples (1 lb)||1.08 €||0.45-1.81|
|Banana (1 lb)||0.80 €||0.57-1.36|
|Oranges (1 lb)||1.06 €||0.45-2.71|
|Tomato (1 lb)||1.44 €||0.45-2.72|
|Potato (1 lb)||0.73 €||0.36-1.36|
|Onion (1 lb)||0.49 €||0.23-0.95|
|Lettuce (1 head)||0.97 €||0.70-1.50|
|Water (1.5 liter bottle)||1.45 €||0.65-2.00|
|Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)||12.00 €||9.00-15.00|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)||2.75 €||1.69-4.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||3.28 €||2.00-5.50|
|Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)||15.40 €||14.60-19.00|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||2.00 €||2.00-3.00|
|Monthly Pass (Regular Price)||120.00 €||86.96-140.00|
|Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)||4.00 €||3.80-6.00|
|Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)||2.41 €||2.09-4.83|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)||30.60 €||25.00-50.00|
|Gasoline (1 gallon)||7.50 €||6.06-8.33|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)||31,632.50 €||27,000.00-33,175.00|
|Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)||30,388.36 €||29,000.00-33,000.00|
|Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment||228.94 €||150.00-350.00|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)||0.39 €||0.20-0.50|
|Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||56.77 €||45.00-75.00|
Sports And Leisure
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||44.13 €||30.00-65.00|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)||19.70 €||12.00-30.00|
|Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat||12.00 €||10.00-15.20|
|Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child||1,229.41 €||1,000.00-1,500.00|
|International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child||9,346.25 €||6,000.00-13,720.00|
Clothing And Shoes
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)||81.91 €||40.00-120.00|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)||35.65 €||20.00-59.00|
|1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)||90.11 €||60.00-120.00|
|1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes||94.36 €||50.00-140.00|
Rent Per Month
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre||1,957.04 €||1,500.00-2,500.00|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre||1,676.08 €||1,200.00-2,000.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre||3,521.55 €||3,000.00-4,800.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre||2,825.44 €||2,200.00-3,750.00|
Buy Apartment Price
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre||679.38 €||492.38-929.02|
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre||453.89 €||278.71-650.32|
Salaries And Financing
|Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)||3,013.81 €|
|Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate||3.47||2.75-5.00|
Sources and References:
|Cost of Living in Maynooth||15.63 miles|
|Cost of Living in Naas||19.23 miles|
|Cost of Living in Drogheda||31.28 miles|
|Cost of Living in Navan||31.80 miles|
|Cost of Living in Wicklow||35.06 miles|
|Cost of Living in Mullingar||48.87 miles|
|Cost of Living in Carlow||51.84 miles|
|Cost of Living in Dundalk||51.92 miles|
|Cost of Living in Tullamore||62.16 miles|
|Cost of Living in Athlone||76.39 miles|
|DeutschLebenshaltungskosten in Dublin|
|PortuguêsCusto de Vida em Dublin|
|ItalianoCosto della Vita a Dublino|
|FrançaisCoût de la Vie à Dublin|
|EspañolCosto de Vida en Dublín|
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.
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.
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
SD - 2 kids? Just about. But rents are just going higher and higher.
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.
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
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.
Ireland is one of the most tolerant countries in EU regarding religious and ethnic backgrounds: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/irish-among-most-tolerant-in-europe-claims-eu-wide-survey-1.2374814
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.
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.
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
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..
Is 144K annual sufficient to live comfortably and save something reasonable. Thank you.
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.
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.
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?
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 !
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 .
what is the expected salary for someone who has 5 years' experience with a high degree and has a certificates?
Is it a good offer to go ahead with ?.
Appreciate your response!
2 People with 2.8K it's not Good in Dublin.
If lucky you will get a 1.5K apartment, which it's more than 50% your income.
Be prepared for a rent of 1.5-2K if you don't wanna share, or Pay 1.2K outside dublin, but you will need
a car which will certain cost more than 300 Eur a month (Insurance, Tax, Gas, Parking) a of course
less things to do.
As for friendly people I would say they are polite, you will chat with irish people at the pub and that's it,
you won't be making any friends.
Double check your math before accepting it.
And if you don’t have money nobody will be nice.
If you want to stick to science try Cambridge or Oxford there at least they can start real businesses with science.
Ireland is rule by farmers not scientist. The uk on brexit is just gonna be stronger than Ireland.
Do you think it is better to stay in Uk with Brexit than come to Ireland for 3 years, earning 2800 euros per month?
Even if in Scotland there are no offers at all at the moment?
It's so bad to live there?
How about the friendly people, the beautiful landscapes and nature? it's all fake?
I've received a job offer for a Ph.D. Marie Curie in molecular oncology at the trinity college in Dublin.
I'll be moving with my partner and with a car.
my perspective salary will be 42600 Euros per year.
Any suggestions about the perspective net? and if living outside Dublin, but in a nice and safe environment, would be affordable?
We're living in Edinburgh, Scotland at the moment, but without a job offer yet, and we're Italians, even if somatically I have blue eyes and red hair, so we were wondering if it might be a good chance to accept the offer and move to Dublin of if it might be better to stay in Scotland until new job offer may come up.
We're are both mature 34/35 years old, so definitely a sharing accommodation is not an option.
Kind Regards to everybody and thank you for the help.
A very similar 1 bedroom apartment is now €1,7500 per month in the same building that I used to rent in.
Just looking at www.daft.ie and the prices of rent are astronomical! Apparently the only places in Europe that are more expensive to rent then Dublin are London & Geneva! There actually isn't anything in Dublin city centre for less then €1,800 per month besides bedsits and student accommodation.
This would be 3.5k net.
Rent 1.5-2k. Outside City center of course. Check daft.ie
500-600 groceries for 3 people.
If buying a car first year insurance 2k + Road taxes + gas 1.4 liter average + parking
So your entire salary can be consumed only with fixes Costs.
I dont know where you are and current conditions, but, Dublin I recommend at least 80k salary Single person.
If you are planning to move here and live alone you need something in circa 40k per year.
Single bed, studio is around 900euro, pint is 5-6euro, pizza out 10 euro, okay restaurant 30 euro per person, smokes 12, weed 50 for 5g :)
depends where you are planning to live and how much income per year your wife makes.
house alone would be around 1.5k if you are lucky and not looking for something in the city center, if you plan to get a car insurace for the first year will be a pain. The best way is to find something clsoe to your work as commuting to dublin from outside can be a real pain in the butt.
Can anyone tell me how easy it is to get jobs in administration in Dublin?
How difficult is life in terms of earning a good livelihood and a decent house on loan when two people are working (considering the 40% tax)?
Also, Is 65K (Excluding Tax) insufficient for an individual?
What can be the pros and cons for me in getting married to him (in terms of weather, culture & standard of living considering that I belongs to India)?
To start off with the quality of live, this really depends on your income and/or what your expectations are.
As someone who has moved to Dublin from a fairly big sized town north of Dublin, I have to say, though I have worked in Dublin before I moved here and heard things from friends and colleagues as well as of course I did my own research before - I still was shocked by the living expenses.
Going from that I definitely can tell that, if you are an expat and earning in the region of 30k gross p.a. (What would be the norm for entry level positions in the Tech and financial industries (obviously not counting in software engineers and the likes) you could see your budgeting being fairly tight.
As the main factor being housing, of course depending on what you want to/can spend on that and what conditions you expect to live in you can cut costs in - depending on availabilities. What I mean is:
If you want a fair sized doublebedroom and you one (en-suite) bathroom and be in a safe nice and fairly central location, expect to be paing in the region of 1000€ (Obviously, household size, state of the building , reputation/safety of the neighborhood ad transport connection will have an impact)
If you on the other hand would be happy with a tiny single bedroom in a run-down backroad building in a rough area like Finglas, Rialto, Tallaght, Inchicore or Dolphins Barn and comfortable of sharing a bathroom with four others, you could get something for 500-550€, but be aware this may bring a lot of additional issues.
Given the salary specified, which is a figure closeish to what I have, I only elaborated the dituation for shared housing above, as this realistically is all you will consider with that kind of Budget.
To give a vague idea here a rough example of my budgeting considering my earnings are roughly 2k€ net/month)
Housing: just under 900€ a month including all bills for a double bedroom with own balcony and bathroom in a nice modern apartment complex in Dublin 14.
Food/Drink/Household items/ Hygene: budgeted 250€/ month - largely benefiting from the fact I do have a free canteen at work - I do give a lot about quality if it comes to these things though (includes a monthly haircut approx 25€)
Fun / sparetime : approx 150€ - eating/drinking out with friends, visiting music/sporting events etc. (considering what eating out and drinking costs here in Dublin, both happens relatively infrequently)
Public transport: approx 80€ - using the tram to go to work and at times into the City Centre
Subscriptions: 50€ Netflix, Office365, charities
Saving on shopping and travelling: approx 200€
This leaves me with expenses of approx 1700€ in a „normal“ month - please do not forget though that I usually have breakfast and lunch along with drinks and snacks at the office, what saves me another, say 150€ a month.
If you live in similar conditions/ would be happy with a similar lifestyle and are ok with having 200-300€ at the end of the month for savings/ emergencies I would suggest this heavily overpriced city financially is still a good place for you.
Apart from the Financial side, what the city gives you:
-despite being a pretty big place, pretty laid back and super friendly
-full of history
-very multicultural, you will bump into loads of interesting people from all over the world
-a transport hub for travel across the country as well as internationally
-Good Nightlife (though expensive)
-always something going on for sports and music fans
- great career chances, particularly for bi-/multilinguals
-previous point massively growing still, as the city is booming
-overall living costs
- public transport within the city is chaotic and not reliable
- safety in some areas (finglas, east wall, Inchicore ...)
-health care (though not Dublin specific but a national issue)
Otherwise it is a mare
-running a car
for all this you need 2 people working more or less bringing home 5.5k NET minimum between the 2 of them
i reckon more or less people spend 4k net on all of the above.
1k for food internet bills (again based on a family of 3 people) and a couple of nights out a month.
You are left with 500 euros that you can spend on a family holiday and keep for emergencies.
Then you clearly don't work for the right companies. I have the payslips / contracts to prove it. Also, 80k is VERY average for SDEs and other tech roles here's in Dublin... You must be hanging in the wrong company.
Most devs are in 45 60k plus bonus
My rent is 1550 euros and I live in Dublin 8, with access to all amenities, can't really complain. The apartment is a 1-bedroom. Considering the stuff I've seen in dublin, it looks pretty good, though I had to search 2 months for this apartment, so plan ahead.
I spend around 350 euros a month of food, although that includes a lot of takeaway and restaurant eating (though no fancy restaurants, stuff like Nandos for example.
I spend 80 euros a month on electricity (no fas).
Around 60 euros for internet
Around 25 euros for phone + internet
Around 30 euros for public transport (though I use it only on weekends, as I bike to work)
As for the last year I spent around 1600 euros on medical stuff (gp visits, blood work, etc). Health is really bad in ireland, so stay healthy if you can.
I spend around 25 euros for a haircut as a man (there are cheaper options though)
I spend around 25 euros a month for unlimited cinema @ odeon.
Overall I do not particularly like Dublin or Ireland in general, but if you work in tech in Europe it's a good way to make some money to save.
If you have any questions you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I just got an offer for 66k a year. That would be 60% (39,6k) base. Is it good and how much is it net a month?
The average salary is not correct , average full time is around 48k which work out at more or less 2900 a month.
You are including part time work in there i am sure. Dublin's average salary is higher/same level as amsterdam which is set here at 2500 euros more or less.
Having said that it is a total rip off..do not move here for less than 2.5-3k net.
I know that renting a home in Dublin is very expensive. Is an annual salary of €45k (without commission) OK though, when working in sales?
Thanks in advance.
The worst is the leapcard system very badly designed system takes 24 hours to reflect one transaction on your account. The app sucks and there are no apps to top up on iOS devices. The timetable app does not predict schedules correctly or buses do whatever they want. Not even can keep up with the poor job done by local software companies, scheduled out of sync, no holidays schedules ..... the transport ingormation system must be a cash cow for the local tech Cowboys
Price per Month
Rent (on your own) 1700
Food (Aldi, Lidl) 200
Phone plan 20
Netflix, Spotify 20
Waste Disposal 10
Health Insurance 150
Month Public Transport 150
Electricity, Heating 100
Entertainment 200 (assumes one night of drinks per week)
Gym Membership 50
Vacations / Travel 300 ( 3600p/a for multiple vacations (You get min 4 weeks by law ))
So that leaves 6000 euro to save or spend.
This should give you rough idea of lifestyle to expect on 3500
If you want Car instead of public transport
Loan (Basic new car) 200-300
Insurance 200 ( Will go to 50p/m after few years of no claims discount)
Could someone tell what is a good salary for one person to live in Dublin? 3500 net for month is ok, or to small? Probably I'll need to live in shared aparatment (but not room), pay higher taxes becaouse I'm single, but is it possible to live good and save something with that salary or no ?
Go to the uk even with brexit
But if talking about jobs....Dublin has lots of opportunities and if you are legal you will get paid properly for the most part.
Are there some places favouring locals ?
Does the sane local favouritism occur around the world.
Of course !!b
Don't like it, go work in your own country for minimum wage.
Stop moaning, Ireland is very easy going with foreigners.
If you are not Irish your are dead in the water
Go to London even with brexit
This is a joke
Pros, vibrant pub, restaurant & theater scene. Good quality cheap food, jobs, Internet and mobile plans are cheap, beautiful scenery 1 hour outside dublin
Cons, Renting sector is a nightmare, way way way overpriced for what you get, shity flat 1 bed cost €1500 or more. Public transport will stress you out and make u take antidepressants, its slow slow slow, the trams and trains overcrowded at rush hour and buses stuck in traffic jams constantly, there's no metro. Heath services are third world even with insurance. People die in er waiting room, jobs wages are too low to live in this city, petrol, tax and insurance is the highest in EU.
I disagree with the others saying they can't get jobs because of the way they look or sound. 8% of multinationals workers are irish the rest foreign. Believe me they hire on merit in Dublin.
Plus the weather would make you sad, rain or gray miserably clouds 24/7.
There's no nightclub scene
I’m 25, earning 100k+ EUR, wearing Gucci jacket and Nike x Off-White sneakers, and I laid a different girl every weekend, among them girls from Poland, Pakistan, US, locals, ...
Everyone has the city that deserves