Ireland: Cost of living

Some people considering moving to Ireland worry that living here might be very expensive. The cost of living in Ireland has fallen considerably in the past few years. Ireland no longer deserves its reputation as an expensive country. International professionals will find the cost of living in Ireland very manageable.


Certain costs, such as rent, will vary in different parts of the country. Accommodation costs will of course be higher in cities like Dublin where demand is higher. To get an idea of accommodation costs across Ireland, visit the property website On Daft you will be able to search through thousands of houses and apartments for sale or rent in different parts of the country.

Daily costs

According to Numbeo, the global online cost of living database, a loaf of fresh white bread will cost you €1.46 in Ireland, while a litre of milk will be €1.05. Prices on Numeo update constantly based on user provided data. You can check the most up to prices of many goods and services from average monthly utility bills to a meal in McDonalds online here.


Healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses and radiographers are in very high demand in Ireland.  As a result, competitive salaries and generous benefit packages are on offer. Any overseas healthcare professional should be able to enjoy a high standard of living here.