Last updated on Jul 04, 2023
Summary: The approximate population of Dublin, Ireland is 1.3 million people. People describe Dublin as a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a rich cultural heritage. Expats love the friendly locals, the great nightlife, the abundance of green spaces, and the easy access to the rest of Europe. The weather in Dublin is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-60s Fahrenheit (1-18 Celsius). The average cost of living in Dublin for an expat is around $2,000-$3,000 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $1,500-$2,000 USD per month, and a two bedroom apartment is around $2,000-$3,000 USD per month.
What do I need to know about living in Dublin?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Dublin, they said:
"Before retiring in Dublin, expats should familiarize themselves with the cost of living, the availability of healthcare, and the tax system. It is also important to research the local culture and customs, as well as the climate and weather. Additionally, expats should consider the availability of public transportation and the proximity of amenities such as grocery stores, banks, and other services. Finally, expats should consider the availability of recreational activities and the ease of making friends in the local community," said one expat in Dublin.
What do I need to know before moving to Dublin?
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