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.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1575* (1190 £)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 160 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 4293* (3220 £)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 179 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 72 per person
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 27 per person

Total budget:

$ 6180* (4634 £)

* 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 2022

Cost of living: North Ireland VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Northern Ireland in 2022 is 11% less 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 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.

Cities /North Ireland View Details
Belfast 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Belfast



Local prices in Northern Ireland by expense type

North Ireland: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Northern Ireland costs 20% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 20/person
($ 11 to $ 35)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 38/person
($ 26 to $ 61)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8/person
($ 6.7 to $ 9.3)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.4 for 500ml
($ 4.1 to $ 8)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.7 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 4.7)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.8/cup
($ 2.6 to $ 5.4)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.9/can
($ 1.3 to $ 3.3)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 2.6)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

North Ireland: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Northern Ireland costs 7% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 60/night
( $ 60)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 121
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 169/night
($ 106 to $ 272)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 139
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 151/night
($ 110 to $ 260)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 199
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 206/night
($ 143 to $ 334)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 291
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 265/night
($ 207 to $ 340)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 602
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 93/month
($ 90 to $ 95)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 287/month
($ 200 to $ 376)

50% 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
$ 239/month
($ 179 to $ 331)

36% 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
$ 165/month
($ 103 to $ 397)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 243
Family room
Family room
$ 245/month
($ 169 to $ 469)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 182

North Ireland: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Northern Ireland costs 44% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 2.4)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.1)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.7/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 4.1)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.5/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 11)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Apples
Apples
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 4.1)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.8
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 5.4)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.6)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.6 to $ 2.2)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3

North Ireland: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Northern Ireland costs 3% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.3/ticket
($ 2.4 to $ 6)

9% more 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
($ 0.8 to $ 3.6)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2/litre
($ 1.9 to $ 2.4)

34% 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)
$ 4.1
($ 2.2 to $ 6.5)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
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: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Northern Ireland costs 22% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 9.3 to $ 21)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 6.7 to $ 21)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 22

North Ireland: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Northern Ireland is 29% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 17/pack
($ 14 to $ 20)

49% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 82
($ 41 to $ 121)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 57
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 41
($ 22 to $ 69)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

London → Belfast
London → Belfast
London → Belfast
$ 98
(fair price: $ 90)
Manchester → Belfast
Manchester → Belfast
Manchester → Belfast
$ 113
(fair price: $ 95)
Edinburgh → Belfast
Edinburgh → Belfast
Edinburgh → Belfast
$ 122
(fair price: $ 102)
Dublin → Belfast
Dublin → Belfast
Dublin → Belfast
$ 168
(fair price: $ 147)
New York City → Belfast
New York City → Belfast
New York City → Belfast
$ 753
(fair price: $ 639)
Toronto (Ontario) → Belfast
Toronto (Ontario) → Belfast
Toronto (Ontario) → Belfast
$ 819
(fair price: $ 703)


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 26-09-2022.

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