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General

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!

10th

richest city by personal income

50%

of the population is less than 25-years of age

1200+

startups

250

global tech companies


Cost of living

Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 1,508 
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 1,253 
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 2,661
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 2,087
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 138
  • Internet € 51
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 2.7
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 125 
  • Taxi 1km ride € 1.1
  • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.4 
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket € 38                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
  • Lunch € 15
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 60
  • Beer € 5
  • Cappuccino (regular) € 3 
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 1.6
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 42 
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 12 

Healthcare

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.

More about health care in Dublin


Education

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). 

More about education in Dublin
Universities, schools and colleges in Dublin


Climate

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.

 20°C

average summer temperature

C

average winter temperature


Safety

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.

73/100

SafeAround

Safety Index

49/100

Numbeo

Safety Index


Economy

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.

1480

Minimum monthly salary

4116

Average monthly

salary


People

Expat communities are common in Dublin. There you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if needed. Here are some of them:

InterNations
Expat Meetups in Dublin

  • General

    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!

    10th

    richest city by personal income

    50%

    of the population is less than 25-years of age

    1200+

    startups

    250

    global tech companies

  • Cost of living

    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 1,508 
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 1,253 
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 2,661
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 2,087
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 138
    • Internet € 51
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 2.7
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 125 
    • Taxi 1km ride € 1.1
    • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.4 
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket € 38                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
    • Lunch € 15
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 60
    • Beer € 5
    • Cappuccino (regular) € 3 
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 1.6
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 42 
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 12 
  • Healthcare

    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.

    More about health care in Dublin

  • Education

    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). 

    More about education in Dublin
    Universities, schools and colleges in Dublin

  • Climate

    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.

     20°C

    average summer temperature

    C

    average winter temperature

  • Safety

    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.

    73/100

    SafeAround

    Safety Index

    49/100

    Numbeo

    Safety Index

  • Economy

    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.

    1480

    Minimum monthly salary

    4116

    Average monthly

    salary

  • People

    Expat communities are common in Dublin. There you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if needed. Here are some of them:

    InterNations
    Expat Meetups in Dublin

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