Quality of Life in Dublin, Ireland

Purchasing Power Index 75.00   Moderate
Safety Index 47.62   Moderate
Health Care Index 51.34   Moderate
Climate Index 85.89   Very High
Cost of Living Index 77.91   High
Property Price to Income Ratio 10.18   Moderate
Traffic Commute Time Index 40.37   Moderate
Pollution Index 41.01   Moderate
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 137.49   Moderate

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Last update: March 2023

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14 Comments so far
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.
Conor Boden on Jul 16, 2022:
Rent prices have soared 100% in the last ten years and now there is almost zero rentals (300, actually) in Dublin city. 300 rentals in the city of 1.8m people! The cost of living comparisons don't tell that the full picture shows you pay high rents but have no choice in what you rent, you are lucky to get anything. The economy is a house of cards today (July, 2022) and will likely decline for the next few years, largely as a result of growing too big too quickly.
E on Mar 09, 2022:
Lots of people making ridiculous claims that you pay 'thousands' of euro to live in a shared room. Absolute waffle! No you don't. You pay hundreds and you are probably living very central. I've lived in Dublin for over 30 years and its gotten better and better. Yes, there are problems with housing but every city has that right now. There are loads of jobs, things to do and places to see. It's certainly not a 'slum'. Whoever said that has never seen a slum in their lives and probably works part time behind a deli while calling everyone else who lives here 'super rich'. Like any city, you have to work hard to find what you want! Dublin is no different. Lot of people don't make it in this city then blame the city when its them most of the time.. I've seen so much of it. Work hard, get where you want and you'll start seeing the reality.
YEZ on Nov 14, 2021:
Heathfield cappagh dublin

Neighbours harrasing each other and getting third parties involved.

Drug issues, gun crime
Shops and business are been targeted.
This is not colombia welcome to dublin
ZENAIDA ZAGADO on Aug 16, 2021:
rent is too high, violent teenagers, too many junkies, homelessness issues, cost of houses are very high considering they are row houses (300k to 500k in Dublin), high taxes, expensive electricity bill, needs to pay license to watch TV. I work as a nurse but half of income goes to rent.
Mark burne on Aug 05, 2021:
Im from Ireland and i agree city center can be bad as is it over crowded and young ppl travel from all over to hang around city center. If you go a to surrounding areas you can rent a bit cheaper i know of 2 self contained home,s in ppl,s back gardens for €1k for a 1 bed, sitting room, toilet per month. Theses are hard to come by. Drugs, crime, homeless, is a major problem here because there is plenty of money around and this is the problems money brings with it. To live here you need to earn at least €700 per wk to live a some what desent life. Thats why there is such crime & drug problems cause ppl are trying to survive. Its sink or swim here there is not much middle ground. If you are will to work hard and be smart with your money you can do well in Ireland. If your comeing for an easy life, unless you have plenty of money it wount be easy. If willing to work hard and have a trade you will do well here. We now have a shortage of trade men in every trade since covid. Trades can earn from €750 per wk to €1500 plus depending on your trade and the right contacts which doesent take long to make.
Tracy Lowe on Jan 10, 2021:
I would really like to move to Sligo Dublin, and get out of Sheffield England. Especially with me, being asthmatic.
Tracy Ann Lowe on Jan 10, 2021:
I would really like to move to Sligo Dublin, for a change of scenery. I really need to get out of Sheffield England.
Anshumali Shukla on Oct 03, 2020:
Dublin is costly city.it is difficult to live in, unless you have a good job,or you are a citizen having own home
Anonymous on Sep 14, 2020:
Dublin is only suitable for the very wealthy, if you have an average income you have 0 chance of finding accommodation unless you are prepared to pay the majority of your wages for a shared room in a slum building. tax is quite high , you get nothing back for it. City center youths beat innocent people all the time with no interference from the guards. often ending in murder, few are charged and most incidents dont make the newspapers. Homelessness a huge issue. roads really bad, sitting in traffic all day. Rents have not come down much despite of covid, there is no supply therefore thousands fighting over what little substandard accomation there is. Anyone thinking of coming here do your research, there are much better cities in Europe.
Anonymous on Jul 20, 2020:
Dublin is sad. You can pay thousands of euro for a bed in a shared room. Low grade accommodation at best, out of reach for most. Standards are just appalling, for such extreme rent, sharing a room. Nobody can defend this city, and pretend this is not happening. Let's just speak the truth, Dublin is an overpriced slum, with homelessness completely out of control. It's so bad, it's hard to believe that we are all putting up with this. It's so horrible, on such an enormous scale, how can anyone defend this city? Rent is about 50 times, what most people can afford. You need to be earning a huge income to live here. As for the low-paid, Dublin a living hell. It's extremely difficult to even find accommodation, of any kind, let alone the cost. Tourist, hotel or b&b, accommodation also difficult to find, and also very expensive. Don't even think of coming here, to be completely honest.
Mr Tuscany on Jun 25, 2020:
Lived in Dublin for 18 years, been a great experience so far, moderate mortgage, relatively low bills and food cost is fine. I make a good living here, can afford for my wife to choose to work less or not to work if she wants to. The city is very safe, walking through at night pose no issue, never been robbed, never had my car robbed, never experienced home burglary or shed, never had my bike stolen, never been shouted at or harassed. Note that there exists homelessness, drug addicts and poor people, but I believe this is parce and parcel living in a larger city.
Giulia on Nov 18, 2019:
Lived in Dublin for 5 months. The housing situation is horrible, landlords charge absurd prices on barely habitable holes, I was attacked twice by a group of kids. The only positive element is that it's pretty easy to find a decent job, if you studied and you have a minimum experience (otherwise forget it, the city's full of young people looking for any job. I once saw a job offer for cleaning rooms which required a 5 years experience minimum, lol). Don't recommend it.
Siobhan on Mar 28, 2019:
Terrible place to live, wages don't provide enough for adequate housing, expect to be forced to live multiple people to a room in very cramped and slum like conditions. Commute times are awful, traffic is out of control and public transport is very slow and expensive. Healthcare is awful, the hospital corridors are lined with people on trolleys or on the floor in agony waiting in horrific conditions for days to see a doctor or nurse. Extremely high taxes with 50% of income after 35k euro and VAT 23%. Crime is very bad, with junkies roaming the streets violently attacking and robbing people with nothing ever done about it.