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Cost of Living in Skerries

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: If you're moving to Skerries, understanding the the cost of living in Skerries helps you know what to expect when it comes to apartment or house hunting, grocery shopping, transportation, dining out, utilities and more.

Cost of Living Skerries
Apartment Rentals Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city center of Skerries is around €1,000 per month. Rent for a three-bedroom apartment in the city center is around €1,500 per month. Rent for a one-bedroom apartment outside of the city center is around €800 per month. Rent for a three-bedroom apartment outside of the city center is around €1,200 per month.
Apartment Purchases The average price for a one-bedroom apartment in the city center of Skerries is around €200,000. The average price for a three-bedroom apartment in the city center is around €250,000. The average price for a one-bedroom apartment outside of the city center is around €150,000. The average price for a three-bedroom apartment outside of the city center is around €200,000.
Transportation Public transportation in Skerries is relatively inexpensive. A single bus ticket costs €2.50 and a monthly bus pass costs €50. Taxis are also available and the cost of a taxi ride within the city is around €10.
Groceries The cost of groceries in Skerries is relatively low. A loaf of bread costs around €1.50, a liter of milk costs around €1.00, and a dozen eggs costs around €2.50.
Restaurants The cost of eating out in Skerries is relatively low. A meal at a fast food restaurant costs around €7.00, a meal at a mid-range restaurant costs around €20.00, and a meal at a high-end restaurant costs around €50.00.
Utilities The cost of utilities in Skerries is relatively low. The average cost of electricity, heating, water, and garbage for a 915 sq. ft. apartment is around €150 per month.
Private School Tuition The cost of private school tuition in Skerries is relatively high. The average cost of preschool tuition is around €1,500 per year. The average cost of elementary school tuition is around €3,000 per year. The average cost of middle school tuition is around €4,000 per year. The average cost of high school tuition is around €5,000 per year.

Monthly Budget for Retirees in Skerries

"The cost of living in Skerries, is considered to be relatively high compared to other parts of the country. Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference. The cost of housing in Skerries is significantly higher than the national average. In terms of everyday expenses, the cost of groceries, utilities, and transportation are also slightly higher than the national average. Eating out in restaurants, entertainment, and other discretionary expenses can also be quite costly. Despite the high cost of living, many residents feel that the quality of life, the scenic beauty, and the community atmosphere in Skerries make it worth the expense. However, it's important to note that the cost of living can vary greatly depending on personal lifestyle and spending habits," said one expat living in Skerries.

Can I live in Skerries on $1,500 a month?

"I've been living in Skerries for a while now, and I can tell you that it's possible to live on $1,500 a month, but you'll have to make some sacrifices. First, you'll need to find a place to live that's affordable. The more central areas of Skerries can be quite expensive, so you might want to consider looking for a place in the outskirts or in nearby towns like Balbriggan or Rush. You can find a one-bedroom apartment for around $800-$1,000 per month, but you'll have to be quick as they get rented out pretty fast.As for transportation, you can save money by using public transport instead of owning a car. The train station in Skerries connects you to Dublin, and there are also buses that can take you to other nearby towns. A monthly train pass costs around $150, so that's another expense to consider.When it comes to groceries, you can save money by shopping at discount supermarkets like Aldi or Lidl. Eating out can be quite expensive in Skerries, so you'll want to cook most of your meals at home. If you do want to treat yourself to a meal out, there are some more affordable options like local pubs or cafes.Entertainment-wise, you'll have to be mindful of your spending. Going to the cinema or attending events can add up quickly, so you might want to look for free or low-cost activities like going for walks along the beautiful coastline or visiting local parks.In terms of utilities, you can expect to pay around $100-$150 per month for electricity, gas, and water. Internet and phone plans can vary, but you can find some affordable options for around $50 per month.Overall, living on $1,500 a month in Skerries is doable, but you'll have to be disciplined with your spending and make some sacrifices. It's a beautiful town with a great community, so if you can make it work, it's definitely worth it," commented an expat living in Skerries.

Can I live in Skerries on $3,500 a month?

"I've been living in Skerries for a while now, and I can tell you that it's definitely possible to live comfortably on $3,000 a month, but you'll have to make some sacrifices. Skerries is a beautiful coastal town with a great community, but it can be a bit pricey compared to other areas in Ireland. First, you'll want to find a place to live that's within your budget. The more affordable neighborhoods in Skerries are usually found towards the outskirts of the town, like Barnageeragh Cove or Kelly's Bay. You can find a decent 2-bedroom apartment in these areas for around $1,200 to $1,500 a month. The more expensive neighborhoods, like the town center or the harbor area, can have rents upwards of $2,000 a month, so you might want to avoid those if you're trying to save money.Next, you'll need to consider your transportation costs. Skerries has a train station that connects to Dublin, so if you're working in the city, you can save money by using public transportation instead of owning a car. A monthly train pass will cost you around $200, which is much cheaper than the costs associated with owning a car, like insurance, fuel, and maintenance.When it comes to groceries and eating out, you'll have to be mindful of your spending. Shopping at discount supermarkets like Aldi or Lidl can help you save on groceries, and cooking at home more often will also help keep your costs down. Eating out in Skerries can be expensive, especially at the more popular restaurants near the harbor. However, there are some more affordable options like local pubs and cafes where you can grab a meal for around $10 to $15.As for entertainment and leisure activities, there are plenty of free or low-cost options in Skerries. You can enjoy the beautiful beaches, take walks along the coastal paths, or visit the local parks. There are also some affordable sports clubs and community groups you can join to stay active and meet new people.In summary, living comfortably on $3,000 a month in Skerries is possible, but you'll have to make some sacrifices and be mindful of your spending. By choosing a more affordable neighborhood, using public transportation, and being conscious of your grocery and entertainment expenses, you can make it work and enjoy all that this charming coastal town has to offer," said one expat living in Skerries.

Can I live in Skerries on $5,000 a month?

"I've been living in Skerries for a while now, and I can tell you that it's definitely possible to live comfortably on $5,000 a month, especially if you're used to modern amenities. Skerries is a beautiful coastal town with a great community, and it offers a good quality of life. However, you might have to make some sacrifices in terms of housing and entertainment options.In terms of housing, you can find some affordable options in the older parts of the town, like the areas around the harbor or the town center. These neighborhoods have a mix of older houses and newer apartments, and you can find a decent 2-3 bedroom house or apartment for around $1,500 to $2,000 a month. If you're looking for something more modern and upscale, you might want to consider the newer developments on the outskirts of the town, like Barnageeragh Cove or Kelly's Bay. These areas have larger, more modern houses, but the prices can be quite high, sometimes reaching up to $3,000 a month or more.As for other expenses, the cost of living in Skerries is relatively reasonable. Groceries, utilities, and transportation costs are all quite affordable, and you can expect to spend around $1,000 to $1,500 a month on these essentials. However, if you're used to dining out frequently or enjoying a vibrant nightlife, you might find the options in Skerries a bit limited. There are a few good restaurants and pubs in the town, but for a wider variety of options, you'll need to travel to nearby towns like Malahide or even into Dublin city, which is about 30 minutes away by train.Overall, I think it's definitely possible to live comfortably in Skerries on a $5,000 a month budget, but you'll need to be mindful of your housing choices and be prepared to make some sacrifices in terms of entertainment options. If you're willing to do that, I think you'll find Skerries to be a charming and welcoming place to live," commented an expat living in Skerries.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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