Travel budget in Northern Ireland

North Ireland: calculate your travel budget

North Ireland: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 60 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1579* (1162 £)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 122 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 37 per person
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 3677* (2702 £)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 147 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 66 per person
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 28 per person

Total budget:

$ 5584* (4102 £)

* 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 Northern Ireland in 2020

Cost of living: North Ireland VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Northern 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 Northern Ireland by city

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

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Local prices in Northern Ireland by expense type

North Ireland: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Northern Ireland costs 10% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 17/person
($ 7.4 to $ 35)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 35/person
($ 23 to $ 57)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.1/person
($ 6.6 to $ 11)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.1 for 500ml
($ 3.3 to $ 8.2)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.6 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 4.1)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.7/cup
($ 2.7 to $ 5.6)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.8/can
($ 1.3 to $ 3.3)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3/bottle
($ 1 to $ 2.6)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

North Ireland: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Northern Ireland costs 17% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 60/night
( $ 60)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 107/night
($ 84 to $ 147)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 137/night
($ 96 to $ 201)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 158/night
($ 114 to $ 217)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 208/night
($ 185 to $ 241)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 82/month
($ 76 to $ 88)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 239/month
($ 189 to $ 304)

39% 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
$ 213/month
($ 171 to $ 279)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 113/month
($ 94 to $ 136)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 237/month
($ 173 to $ 333)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

North Ireland: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Northern Ireland costs 33% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 4.4)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 7.3)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.6/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 4.9)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.8/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 20)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.9/kg
($ 5.6 to $ 12)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 6.7)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 6.8)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 6.5)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 4.8)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.7 to $ 2.5)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.6 to $ 2.7)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 10.2/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 20)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

North Ireland: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Northern Ireland is 18% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.3/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 5.4)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 89/month
($ 42 to $ 189)

6% 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 $ 3.5)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

117% 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)
$ 4.1
($ 2.7 to $ 5.5)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 23/24hrs
($ 1.2 to $ 124)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

North Ireland: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Northern Ireland costs 15% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 208/month
($ 106 to $ 408)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 44/month
($ 34 to $ 145)

41% 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)
$ 1014/month
($ 678 to $ 3883)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 827/month
($ 570 to $ 3108)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1735/month
($ 1084 to $ 7247)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1328/month
($ 881 to $ 5446)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 42/month
($ 23 to $ 106)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 1258/month
($ 701 to $ 2577)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1054
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 18437/yr
($ 10837 to $ 43019)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18546

North Ireland: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Northern Ireland costs 8% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 9.4 to $ 20)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 4.9 to $ 44)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

North Ireland: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Northern Ireland is 22% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 15/pack
($ 6.6 to $ 17)

69% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 81
($ 40 to $ 116)

60% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 41
($ 21 to $ 69)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Trainers
Trainers
$ 85
($ 55 to $ 124)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 85
($ 48 to $ 175)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

Plane ticket budget

London → Belfast
London → Belfast
London → Belfast
$ 136
(fair price: $ 106)
Manchester → Belfast
Manchester → Belfast
Manchester → Belfast
$ 125
(fair price: $ 84)
New York City → Belfast
New York City → Belfast
New York City → Belfast
$ 743
(fair price: $ 627)
Edinburgh → Belfast
Edinburgh → Belfast
Edinburgh → Belfast
$ 132
(fair price: $ 107)
Dublin → Belfast
Dublin → Belfast
Dublin → Belfast
$ 174
(fair price: $ 149)
Los Angeles → Belfast
Los Angeles  → Belfast
Los Angeles  → Belfast
$ 852
(fair price: $ 740)
Toronto (Ontario) → Belfast
Toronto (Ontario) → Belfast
Toronto (Ontario) → Belfast
$ 856
(fair price: $ 758)
Sydney → Belfast
Sydney → Belfast
Sydney → Belfast
$ 1636
(fair price: $ 1334)
Melbourne → Belfast
Melbourne → Belfast
Melbourne → Belfast
$ 1701
(fair price: $ 1382)
Perth → Belfast
Perth → Belfast
Perth → Belfast
$ 1545
(fair price: $ 1318)

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About the information on the cost of living in Northern Ireland

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

Information about cost of living in Northern Ireland updated on 09-04-2020.

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