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:

  • $ 113 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2382* (2002 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 141 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 45 per person
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 4149* (3472 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 163 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 78 per person
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 28 per person

Total budget:

$ 6157* (5166 €)

* 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 2022

Cost of living: Ireland VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Ireland in 2022 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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
Greystones 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Greystones
Bray 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bray
Naas 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Naas
Donegal 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Donegal
Arklow 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Arklow
Dublin 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dublin
Cork 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cork
Galway 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Galway

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Local prices in Ireland by expense type

Ireland: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Ireland costs 8% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 12 to $ 36)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 42/person
($ 36 to $ 66)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 11/person
($ 9.6 to $ 12)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6.2 for 500ml
($ 4.5 to $ 7.8)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.5 for 330ml
($ 2 to $ 6)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.1/cup
($ 2.6 to $ 5.4)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.3/can
($ 1.6 to $ 3.6)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.8/bottle
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Ireland: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Ireland costs 4% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 143/night
($ 141 to $ 144)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 121
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 138/night
($ 109 to $ 185)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 139
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 145/night
($ 110 to $ 212)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 199
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 181/night
($ 138 to $ 265)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 291
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 333/night
($ 257 to $ 428)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 602
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 122/month
($ 104 to $ 150)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 260/month
($ 179 to $ 378)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 195/month
($ 144 to $ 293)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 150/month
($ 107 to $ 228)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 243
Family room
Family room
$ 254/month
($ 186 to $ 392)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 182

Ireland: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Ireland costs 34% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1 to $ 2)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.9/500g
($ 1 to $ 3.6)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.1)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.5/12 eggs
($ 2 to $ 4.8)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Chicken
Chicken
$ 10.2/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 15)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Apples
Apples
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 4.8)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.9
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.1/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 6)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.6)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7
($ 0.7 to $ 2.4)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3

Ireland: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Ireland is 9% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.9/ticket
($ 2.4 to $ 4.3)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.7/km
($ 1.3 to $ 3)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2.3/litre
($ 2 to $ 2.6)

48% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.8
($ 4.5 to $ 7.2)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 41/24hrs
($ 21 to $ 103)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Ireland: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Ireland costs 3% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 11 to $ 18)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 22/hr
($ 12 to $ 30)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 22

Ireland: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Ireland is 39% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 18/pack
($ 17 to $ 22)

66% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 90
($ 36 to $ 120)

58% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 57
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 42
($ 22 to $ 71)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Dublin
Manchester → Dublin
Manchester → Dublin
$ 61
(fair price: $ 54)
London → Dublin
London → Dublin
London → Dublin
$ 48
(fair price: $ 42)
Edinburgh → Dublin
Edinburgh → Dublin
Edinburgh → Dublin
$ 61
(fair price: $ 53)
New York City → Dublin
New York City → Dublin
New York City → Dublin
$ 594
(fair price: $ 484)
Toronto (Ontario) → Dublin
Toronto (Ontario) → Dublin
Toronto (Ontario) → Dublin
$ 580
(fair price: $ 501)
Los Angeles → Dublin
Los Angeles  → Dublin
Los Angeles  → Dublin
$ 760
(fair price: $ 622)


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 30-09-2022.

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