Travel budget and cost of living in Ireland how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Ireland

Ireland: calculate your travel budget

Ireland: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Ireland for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 87 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1975* (1666 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 113 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3559* (2982 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 140 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 68 per person
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 24 per person

Total budget:

$ 5367* (4494 €)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Ireland in 2019

Cost of living: Ireland VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Ireland in 2019 is 13% higher than in United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Ireland in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Ireland by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Ireland compared to the national average.

Cities /Ireland View Details
Navan 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Navan
Malahide 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Malahide
Wicklow 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Wicklow
Drogheda 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Drogheda
Dublin 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dublin
Killarney 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Killarney
Cork 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Cork
Galway 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Galway

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Local prices in Ireland by expense type

Restaurant budget in Ireland

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Ireland is 13% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 12 to $ 24)

22% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 34/person
($ 24 to $ 42)

25% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 27
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.6/person
($ 8.4 to $ 11)

31% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6 for 500ml
($ 5.4 to $ 6.8)

43% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.9 for 330ml
($ 1.8 to $ 4.2)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.6/cup
($ 3 to $ 4.2)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.9/can
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 1.6/bottle
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Ireland

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Ireland costs 18% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 103/night
($ 103 to $ 103)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 106/night
($ 89 to $ 130)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 120/night
($ 96 to $ 153)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 161/night
($ 130 to $ 205)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 300/night
($ 223 to $ 401)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 496
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 96/month
($ 78 to $ 121)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 208/month
($ 138 to $ 296)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 161/month
($ 132 to $ 202)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 120/month
($ 98 to $ 155)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 211

Supermarket food budget in Ireland

On average, the price of supermarket food in Ireland costs 19% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.7/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.1/12 eggs
($ 2.4 to $ 4.3)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.6/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 18)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.4/kg
($ 6 to $ 12)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 4.8)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.6)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 1.6
($ 0.7 to $ 2.4)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 10.5/kg
($ 6 to $ 16)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Ireland

On average, the price of transport in Ireland is 47% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3/ticket
($ 2.6 to $ 3.6)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 120/month
($ 95 to $ 168)

62% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.4/km
($ 1.3 to $ 2.4)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.8)

126% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.8
($ 4.3 to $ 6)

40% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 40/24hrs
($ 22 to $ 102)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Ireland

On average, the cost of housing in Ireland is 18% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 164/month
($ 96 to $ 267)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 161
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.5)

167% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 61/month
($ 48 to $ 78)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 66
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1373/month
($ 837 to $ 2151)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1329
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1150/month
($ 658 to $ 1793)

11% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1042
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2334/month
($ 1195 to $ 3585)

8% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2163
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1927/month
($ 1076 to $ 2868)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1686
Gym
Gym
$ 47/month
($ 35 to $ 72)

22% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 1034/month
($ 717 to $ 1195)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 921
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7593/yr
($ 5736 to $ 11949)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18099

Leisure activity budget in Ireland

On average, budget for leisure activities in Ireland is 6% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 12/ticket
($ 10.3 to $ 16)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 20/hr
($ 9.6 to $ 30)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Ireland

On average, shopping budget in Ireland is 45% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 15/pack
($ 14 to $ 16)

96% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 89
($ 54 to $ 120)

93% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 46
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 44
($ 24 to $ 60)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 94
($ 72 to $ 120)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 104
($ 72 to $ 144)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Dublin
Los Angeles  → Dublin
Los Angeles  → Dublin
$ 836
(fair price: $ 725)
New York City → Dublin
New York City → Dublin
New York City → Dublin
$ 475
(fair price: $ 428)
Toronto (Ontario) → Dublin
Toronto (Ontario) → Dublin
Toronto (Ontario) → Dublin
$ 592
(fair price: $ 513)
Manchester → Dublin
Manchester → Dublin
Manchester → Dublin
$ 83
(fair price: $ 73)
London → Dublin
London → Dublin
London → Dublin
$ 72
(fair price: $ 66)
Edinburgh → Dublin
Edinburgh → Dublin
Edinburgh → Dublin
$ 78
(fair price: $ 71)

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About the information on the cost of living in Ireland

The information about the cost of living in Ireland shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Ireland updated on 22-03-2019.

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