Donegal travel budget

Donegal: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Donegal

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 61 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 32 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2143* (1806 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 104 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3831* (3206 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 175 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 68 per person
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 24 per person

Total budget:

$ 6103* (5110 €)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Donegal compared to Ireland in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Donegal in 2020 is 14% higher than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Donegal in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Donegal by expense type

Restaurant budget in Donegal

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Donegal is 5% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 10.2 to $ 30)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 34/person
($ 23 to $ 42)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.6/person
($ 6 to $ 12)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.5 for 500ml
($ 2.9 to $ 6.3)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.7 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 3.3)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.6/cup
($ 2.4 to $ 4.2)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2/can
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.6/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 2.4)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Donegal

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Donegal is 7% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 82/night
($ 70 to $ 96)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 126/night
($ 97 to $ 161)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 224/night
($ 188 to $ 259)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 269/night
($ 269 to $ 269)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 66/month
($ 55 to $ 77)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 292/month
($ 145 to $ 451)

74% 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
$ 190/month
($ 156 to $ 244)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 114/month
($ 89 to $ 152)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 302/month
($ 210 to $ 458)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Donegal

On average, the price of supermarket food in Donegal is 19% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.7/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 2.6)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 2.4)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.5/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 4.3)

48% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.4/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 12)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9/kg
($ 3.3 to $ 12)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.1/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 4.2)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 3)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.2/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7
($ 0.6 to $ 2.4)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 10.2/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 15)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Donegal

On average, the price of transport in Donegal is 76% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 7.8/ticket
($ 6 to $ 9.6)

243% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 112/month
($ 102 to $ 120)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.4/km
($ 0.7 to $ 2.3)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.8)

138% 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)
$ 5.3
($ 3.6 to $ 7.2)

61% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 29/24hrs
($ 4.8 to $ 133)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Donegal

On average, the cost of housing in Donegal is 10% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 163/month
($ 102 to $ 239)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.5/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.5)

209% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 60/month
($ 42 to $ 72)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 594/month
($ 544 to $ 658)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1367
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 475/month
($ 407 to $ 538)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1095
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 768/month
($ 717 to $ 897)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2195
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 705/month
($ 622 to $ 777)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1739
Gym
Gym
$ 40/month
($ 8.4 to $ 60)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 837/month
($ 239 to $ 1016)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 953
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 8365/yr
($ 4063 to $ 8365)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16399

Leisure activity budget in Donegal

On average, budget for leisure activities in Donegal is 5% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 12/ticket
($ 8.4 to $ 15)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 18/hr
($ 12 to $ 24)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Donegal

On average, shopping budget in Donegal is 48% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 17/pack
($ 14 to $ 18)

99% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 87
($ 30 to $ 114)

88% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 45
($ 18 to $ 54)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 95
($ 48 to $ 120)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 108
($ 36 to $ 168)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Dublin
Los Angeles  → Dublin
Los Angeles  → Dublin
$ 764
(fair price: $ 646)
Toronto (Ontario) → Dublin
Toronto (Ontario) → Dublin
Toronto (Ontario) → Dublin
$ 593
(fair price: $ 513)
New York City → Dublin
New York City → Dublin
New York City → Dublin
$ 621
(fair price: $ 475)
Montreal → Dublin
Montreal → Dublin
Montreal → Dublin
$ 703
(fair price: $ 605)
Sydney → Dublin
Sydney → Dublin
Sydney → Dublin
$ 1188
(fair price: $ 1010)
Melbourne → Dublin
Melbourne → Dublin
Melbourne → Dublin
$ 1231
(fair price: $ 1059)
Perth → Dublin
Perth → Dublin
Perth → Dublin
$ 1237
(fair price: $ 1022)
Auckland → Dublin
Auckland → Dublin
Auckland → Dublin
$ 1433
(fair price: $ 1139)
Edinburgh → Dublin
Edinburgh → Dublin
Edinburgh → Dublin
$ 109
(fair price: $ 78)
Manchester → Dublin
Manchester → Dublin
Manchester → Dublin
$ 112
(fair price: $ 78)
London → Dublin
London → Dublin
London → Dublin
$ 93
(fair price: $ 70)

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About this information on the cost of living in Donegal

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

The information about the cost of living in Donegal was updated on 21-10-2020.

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