[:en]How to live in Ireland[:]

Do you have a plan to live and work in Ireland? Well, before you move, knowing the cost of living in Ireland is one of the first things you need to research.

Ireland has always been a popular destination for expats from all over the world, thanks to its lively cities, breathtaking natural sceneries, and friendly folks.

Ireland is not the cheapest country to live in, but it will provide you with a calm and enjoyable environment to begin your new life experience abroad.

Ready to pack your belongings? Keep reading to learn more about the cost of living in Ireland, as well as some helpful guides for adjusting.

Cost of Living in Ireland: Major Cities

General Cost of Living in Ireland

The first thing you should consider while migrating is getting your finances in order. Make sure that your cost of living in Ireland does not surpass your earnings.

Keep in mind that the cost of living in Ireland is an always-changing target, especially if you earn money in a currency other than the euro while living in Ireland.

Below are the general living expenses you need to pay for living in one of the three big cities in Ireland (updated in July, 2021).

  1. Dublin
Living ExpensesAverage Monthly Cost
1 person, per month (without rent)EUR 900.65
4 person family, per month (without rent)EUR 3,212.14
Utilities, basic, for 85m² apartmentEUR 157.54
  1. Cork
Living ExpensesAverage Monthly Cost
1 person, per month (without rent)EUR 842.26
4 person family, per month (without rent)EUR 3,003.93
Utilities, basic, for 85m² apartmentEUR 146.93
  1. Galway
Living ExpensesAverage Monthly Cost
1 person, per month (without rent)EUR 821.42
4 person family, per month (without rent)EUR 2,912.36
Utilities, basic, for 85m² apartmentEUR 150.07

Source: 

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/

Housing Cost of Living in Ireland

Housing is a major expense for everyone, and the cost of a house varies greatly based on where you live and what kind of lifestyle you want to live.

We have compiled some housing cost of living in Ireland. Below are housing costs for city center apartments in big Irish cities (updated in July, 2021).

  1. Dublin
Housing TypeAverage Monthly Cost
Large apartmentEUR2,201
Medium apartmentEUR1,777
Small apartmentEUR1,354
  1. Cork 
Housing TypeAverage Monthly Cost
Large apartmentEUR1,700
Medium apartmentEUR1,400
Small apartmentEUR1,200
  1. Galway
Housing TypeAverage Monthly Cost
Large apartmentEUR1,270
Medium apartmentEUR1,016
Small apartmentEUR 838

Source:

https://teleport.org/cities/

Simple Guides to Living in Ireland

Make Friend with Locals

Making friends in a new environment, especially with people of different cultures, can be difficult. However, you must give it a try because it will benefit you in a variety of ways, such as finding a new home at a lower cost, learning about local favorite foods, receiving help when you are in trouble, and many more.

Aside from the workplace, the easiest approach to make friends with the locals in Ireland is to join a group (social group, club, or sports team), take a fitness class, or volunteer. The key is to not only attend the social events, but also to invite two or three members from the group out for coffee or drinks. Also, don’t be scared to accept invitations.

The Irish People Love Tea

In the previous guide, you are encouraged to invite locals for drinks in getting to know them better. Because Irish people enjoy tea, inviting them for tea would be a nice idea.

Tea culture in Ireland is a notable Irish tradition. Tea is consumed in larger amounts than alcohol by family and friends at all hours of the day and night.

Find Friends with the Same Nationality

Besides getting to know about the cost of living in Ireland and making friends with locals, finding someone of the same nationality as yours is also beneficial.

Having some friends of the same nationality will make you feel at home especially when you get homesick. Also, they may help you to adapt to your new environment or help you in other things.

Always Bring Identity Card

As a foreigner living outside of your homeland, having your identity cards (passport, national ID card) always in your pocket is a must. In many countries, including Ireland, this is required by law

Find a Strategic Place to Live

After knowing about the cost of living in Ireland, the next thing to consider is to find a strategic place to live there. 

Find a place that is close to your workplace, public services, public transportations, and stores (especially grocery stores). It will minimize the risk of getting lost in your new environment and save money on transportation costs.

Are You Ready to Move to Ireland?

It’s possible that the cost of living in Ireland will be higher than in your home country.

That is why it is necessary to be well prepared.

Make sure not to get overcharged while moving money to pay for your new life in Ireland or for your loved ones who wish to live in Ireland.

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