Expat Guide to Living in Dublin
Whether you're already living in Dublin or preparing to move to Dublin, our Expat Guide to Living in Ireland offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Dublin. For answers to specific questions, visit our Ireland Forum to talk with expats in Dublin.
Expats are moving to Dublin in increasing numbers. Over the course of the last few decades, Ireland has emerged as a formidable economic force, and Dublin has benefited greatly. Here are some basics for those expats considering moving to Dublin.
The number of people interested in becoming a digital nomad continues to grow, and those that are interested in a thriving metropolis as a destination would be wise not to scratch Dublin - and other cities in Ireland - off your list.
Expats in Dublin have several neighborhoods to consider. There are several factors to consider, such as proximity to work, schools and transportation access.
Expats in the tech industry in Dublin live in one of the most vibrant tech economies in the world. Ireland's favorable tax policies and other factors have made "Silicon Docks" a magnet for tech firms of all sizes.
One expat in Dublin appreciates that locals have a good balance of family life and socializing and that people are very accepting of other cultures.
More Culture Shock Reports for Dublin
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Dublin handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Dublin:
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More Living in Dublin Reports
What are people's priorities in Dublin - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Dublin:
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More Moving to Dublin Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Dublin? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Dublin? Below are some of the responses from expats in Dublin:
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Reviews of Schools in Dublin
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Dublin. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Dublin:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Dublin. If you are already living in Dublin, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
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Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Dublin by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
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Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report
Having a Baby in Dublin Reports
How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Dublin? Below are some of the reports from expats in Dublin:
Working in Dublin Reports
What's it like to find a job in Dublin? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Dublin? Below are some of the reports from expats in Dublin:
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Renting in Dublin is similar to renting in the United States, but there are some differences. Author Christina McDonald advises how to find a rental, the current rental market, the lease process and more.
If you're moving to Dublin and considering settling in suburban Dublin, author Christina McDonald offers and overview of a number of good suburbs.