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Cost of Living in Ireland

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Mar 27, 2023

Summary: The cost of living in Ireland is generally considered to be quite high. A nice one bedroom apartment in Ireland can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 per month, while a nice two bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000 per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Ireland is usually around $20 to $30 per person.

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Is the cost of living in Ireland high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Ireland, they wrote:

"The cost of living in Ireland depends largely on the area in which one lives and their lifestyle. In general, accommodation in Ireland is more expensive than other parts of Europe, and utilities such as gas, electricity and water can also be more expensive. Food and groceries can be more expensive in Ireland than in other parts of Europe, although there are also some relatively inexpensive options available. Other costs such as transportation, entertainment and clothing are generally comparable to other parts of Europe," explained one expat living in Ireland.

"We live very well on $2000 a month which covers everything, in a large single family (detached) home. We use free public transportation and hire (rent) a car during the off season," said one expat in Tobercurry.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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