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
  • $ 13 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1997* (1680 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 116 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 42 per person
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 3706* (3108 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 142 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 71 per person
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 27 per person

Total budget:

$ 5640* (4732 €)

* 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 2020

Cost of living: Ireland VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Ireland in 2020 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
Dublin 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dublin
Naas 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Naas
Navan 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Navan
Tullamore 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tullamore
Wicklow 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Wicklow
Cork 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cork
Galway 0% 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 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 12 to $ 30)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 36/person
($ 28 to $ 48)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.6/person
($ 8.4 to $ 12)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6 for 500ml
($ 4.8 to $ 7.2)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.3 for 330ml
($ 1.8 to $ 4.8)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.7/cup
($ 3 to $ 4.8)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.2/can
($ 1.4 to $ 3.6)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7/bottle
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Ireland: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Ireland costs 8% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 164/night
($ 164 to $ 164)

51% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 110/night
($ 93 to $ 138)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 122/night
($ 97 to $ 161)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 162/night
($ 130 to $ 207)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 315/night
($ 222 to $ 437)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 96/month
($ 78 to $ 125)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 224/month
($ 147 to $ 341)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 161/month
($ 132 to $ 204)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 124/month
($ 100 to $ 163)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 248/month
($ 181 to $ 369)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Ireland: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Ireland costs 23% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.8/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 2.7)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 4.5)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.2/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 4.8)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.3/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 20)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.6/kg
($ 6 to $ 12)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 4.8)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 4.8)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.1/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 5.4)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.6)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 1.2/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.6
($ 0.6 to $ 2.4)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 11/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 17)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Ireland: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Ireland is 38% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.1/ticket
($ 2.7 to $ 4.2)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 144/month
($ 90 to $ 204)

71% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.7/km
($ 1.3 to $ 3.6)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 1.9)

115% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.8
($ 4.3 to $ 7.2)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
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: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Ireland is 11% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 177/month
($ 120 to $ 305)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.4/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.5)

134% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 63/month
($ 48 to $ 78)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1493/month
($ 956 to $ 2390)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1230/month
($ 777 to $ 2032)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2491/month
($ 1434 to $ 4183)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2021/month
($ 1195 to $ 3227)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 53/month
($ 30 to $ 79)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 1102/month
($ 837 to $ 1434)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1054
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 9426/yr
($ 6572 to $ 17924)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18546

Ireland: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Ireland is 9% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 10.2 to $ 17)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 21/hr
($ 12 to $ 30)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Ireland: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Ireland is 35% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 16/pack
($ 15 to $ 18)

76% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 91
($ 48 to $ 132)

81% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 44
($ 24 to $ 72)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Trainers
Trainers
$ 97
($ 60 to $ 144)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 107
($ 60 to $ 162)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Dublin
Los Angeles  → Dublin
Los Angeles  → Dublin
$ 774
(fair price: $ 655)
Toronto (Ontario) → Dublin
Toronto (Ontario) → Dublin
Toronto (Ontario) → Dublin
$ 623
(fair price: $ 544)
New York City → Dublin
New York City → Dublin
New York City → Dublin
$ 637
(fair price: $ 499)
Montreal → Dublin
Montreal → Dublin
Montreal → Dublin
$ 731
(fair price: $ 642)
Sydney → Dublin
Sydney → Dublin
Sydney → Dublin
$ 1167
(fair price: $ 1010)
Melbourne → Dublin
Melbourne → Dublin
Melbourne → Dublin
$ 1210
(fair price: $ 1048)
Perth → Dublin
Perth → Dublin
Perth → Dublin
$ 1211
(fair price: $ 1017)
Auckland → Dublin
Auckland → Dublin
Auckland → Dublin
$ 1347
(fair price: $ 1138)
Manchester → Cork
Manchester → Cork
Manchester → Cork
$ 163
(fair price: $ 131)
London → Dublin
London → Dublin
London → Dublin
$ 91
(fair price: $ 70)
Edinburgh → Cork
Edinburgh → Cork
Edinburgh → Cork
$ 175
(fair price: $ 143)
Manchester → Dublin
Manchester → Dublin
Manchester → Dublin
$ 110
(fair price: $ 76)
Edinburgh → Dublin
Edinburgh → Dublin
Edinburgh → Dublin
$ 107
(fair price: $ 76)
New York City → Cork
New York City → Cork
New York City → Cork
$ 784
(fair price: $ 605)
Dublin → Cork
Dublin → Cork
Dublin → Cork
$ 229
(fair price: $ 151)
Los Angeles → Cork
Los Angeles  → Cork
Los Angeles  → Cork
$ 903
(fair price: $ 737)

Tours and organised trips in Ireland


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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 05-04-2020.

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