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:

  • $ 85 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1964* (1652 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 116 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 42 per person
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3681* (3080 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 141 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 71 per person
  • $ 36 per person
  • $ 24 per person

Total budget:

$ 5606* (4704 €)

* 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 2021

Cost of living: Ireland VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Ireland in 2021 is 20% higher than 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
Castlebar 21% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Castlebar
Naas 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Naas
Dublin 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dublin
Cavan 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cavan
Navan 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Navan
Wicklow 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Wicklow
Cork 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cork
Galway 2% moreTravel 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 11% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 12 to $ 36)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 36/person
($ 28 to $ 60)

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
($ 9.6 to $ 12)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6 for 500ml
($ 4.2 to $ 7.2)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.1 for 330ml
($ 1.8 to $ 4.8)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.8/cup
($ 2.7 to $ 4.9)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.2/can
($ 1.4 to $ 3.6)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7/bottle
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

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
$ 161/night
($ 161 to $ 161)

48% 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
$ 121/night
($ 97 to $ 155)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 161/night
($ 131 to $ 201)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 274/night
($ 225 to $ 324)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 93/month
($ 77 to $ 116)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 220/month
($ 147 to $ 322)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 161/month
($ 132 to $ 201)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 122/month
($ 100 to $ 155)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 243/month
($ 182 to $ 329)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Ireland: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Ireland costs 13% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

39% 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 $ 3.6)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.6)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.5/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 4.8)

49% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.7/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 14)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 4.2)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 5.4)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.6)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.6
($ 0.6 to $ 2.4)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Ireland: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Ireland is 47% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.1/ticket
($ 2.6 to $ 4.5)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.8/km
($ 1.3 to $ 3)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.8)

142% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.8
($ 4.3 to $ 7.2)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
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 is 13% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 12/ticket
($ 9.6 to $ 17)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 22/hr
($ 12 to $ 30)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Ireland: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Ireland is 70% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 17/pack
($ 16 to $ 18)

103% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 89
($ 42 to $ 120)

95% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 42
($ 24 to $ 72)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → Dublin
London → Dublin
London → Dublin
$ 55
(fair price: $ 48)
Manchester → Dublin
Manchester → Dublin
Manchester → Dublin
$ 67
(fair price: $ 53)
Edinburgh → Dublin
Edinburgh → Dublin
Edinburgh → Dublin
$ 72
(fair price: $ 57)
New York City → Dublin
New York City → Dublin
New York City → Dublin
$ 592
(fair price: $ 472)
Los Angeles → Dublin
Los Angeles  → Dublin
Los Angeles  → Dublin
$ 678
(fair price: $ 563)
Toronto (Ontario) → Dublin
Toronto (Ontario) → Dublin
Toronto (Ontario) → Dublin
$ 557
(fair price: $ 483)


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 23-07-2021.

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