Cost of Living in Ireland
The monthly cost of living in Ireland will very much depend on where in the country you decide to settle
Dublin is the most expensive place to live with rents being the most expensive here. If you look in smaller towns or rural areas you’ll find rents are much lower.
The price of groceries varies widely, depending on which supermarket you choose to do your shopping in. German chain stores like Lidl and Aldi offer cheap prices for bulk buying. Grocery stores like Dunnes Stores, Tesco and Supervalu offer similar prices with regular special offers.
Here is a sample grocery basket from a Tesco supermarket (prices in U.S. dollars):
|Bananas||€1.24 per kilo|
|Apples||€2.40 per kilo|
|Pears||€2.65 per kilo|
|Oranges||€1.61 per kilo|
|Milk||€1.03 per litre|
|Eggs (medium)||€2.50 per dozen|
|Potatoes||0.64 per kilo|
|Onions||€1.21 per kilo|
|Tomatoes||€2.54 per kilo|
|Chicken (whole)||€3.70 per kilo|
|Best Steak||€37.00 per kilo|
|Pork Chops||€7.78 per kilo|
|American Sandwich Bread (600 grams)||€1.13|
|Fish (Haddock fillet)||€10.38 per kilo|
|Salmon||€14.45 per kilo|
|Mineral Water (sparkling)||€0.40 per liter|
|Coca Cola||€1.57 per liter|
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