Dublin, as the largest city in Ireland, is the capital of this country. Dublin is listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) as a global city. It is a center for education, administration, economy, and industry. There is one interesting fact that the city center is quite small, so it can be navigated by foot or by bike. The city has over 120 miles of cycle tracks. You can cycle from one side of the Dublin city to another in half an hour!
richest city by personal income
of the population is less than 25-years of age
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There are many hospitals and medical research universities in Dublin. The most famous hospital is St. Vincent’s University Hospital. It is common in Dublin that at first you have to visit your family doctor. Expats have to know that they have to pay for services. For instance, you can be charged around €60 for a consultation. Citizens of the EEA and Switzerland can receive some healthcare services free of charge.
There is Drugs Payment Scheme in Ireland. Under this program, you have to pay €144 each month for prescribed drugs or medicines for use by you and your family in that month.
Healthcare in Ireland, as one of the best in the world, provides a big amount of services and can be private or public. Expats in Ireland are entitled to free public health services, which are funded by the government. But there are some services that are not completely free of charge and some problems with long waiting lists.
Private hospitals are not free and they are not operated by the state. Private health insurance provides much quicker access for non-emergencies. So near 50% of the Irish population is using this form of health insurance.
Higher education in Ireland is provided mainly by 7 Universities, 14 Institutes of Technology, 7 Colleges and is financed mostly by the State.
There is a four-level educational system in Ireland: Bachelor's Degree (3-4 years), Master's Degree (min. 1 year), Doctorate (2 years), Higher Doctorate. Tuition costs in Ireland vary considerably in different institutions. For EU students Irish universities are free, but with "free fees" (a charge of € 3,000 ($ 3,194)). For non-EU students Irish universities fees start at € 9,750 ($ 10,380).
Dublin, as a city with a Maritime climate, is considered as a place with mild winters and cool summers. The average temperature in summer is 20°C (68°F) and in winter 9°C (49°F). Dublin is the driest city in the country, but still there are enough rains that are evenly distributed throughout the year.
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Dublin, as a safe city, has a safety level of 73% safe according to SafeAround’s rating and 49% according to Numbeo. As for the crime, Dublin is also safe for residents.
Dublin, as the country's economic hub, is the 10th richest city by personal income. A big number of multinational corporations are headquartered in this city. Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, PayPal, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter have European headquarters and operational bases in Dublin. There is one interesting fact that Dublin is called the Silicon Valley of Europe, so it attracts a lot of highly skilled migrants.
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