Travel budget and cost of living in North Ireland how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in North Ireland

North Ireland: calculate your travel budget

North Ireland: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 60 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1541* (1106 £)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 119 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 3718* (2660 £)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 147 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 63 per person
  • $ 47 per person
  • $ 28 per person

Total budget:

$ 5891* (4200 £)

* 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 North Ireland in 2019

Cost of living: North Ireland VS United States

On average, the cost of living in North Ireland in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in North Ireland in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in North Ireland by city

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

Cities /North Ireland View Details
Belfast 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Belfast

Local prices in North Ireland by expense type

Restaurant budget in North Ireland

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in North Ireland costs 3% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 17/person
($ 12 to $ 29)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 33/person
($ 22 to $ 42)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.9/person
($ 6.5 to $ 9.1)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.9 for 500ml
($ 3.8 to $ 6.3)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.5 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 4.2)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.6/cup
($ 2.7 to $ 4.2)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.7/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in North Ireland

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in North Ireland costs 21% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 60/night
( $ 60)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 98/night
($ 60 to $ 267)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 139/night
($ 49 to $ 1375)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 156/night
($ 69 to $ 919)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 256
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 210/night
($ 134 to $ 639)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 75/month
($ 47 to $ 190)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 127
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 237/month
($ 97 to $ 1481)

47% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 210/month
($ 102 to $ 1216)

26% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 112/month
($ 58 to $ 484)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 210

Supermarket food budget in North Ireland

On average, the price of supermarket food in North Ireland costs 27% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

44% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.7)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.5/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 3.5)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.5/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 13)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.9/kg
($ 5.6 to $ 12)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.6)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.5)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 4.2)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 1.3
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 10.4/kg
($ 6.9 to $ 17)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in North Ireland

On average, the price of transport in North Ireland is 34% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.3/ticket
($ 2.5 to $ 4.2)

41% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 84/month
($ 67 to $ 124)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.5/km
($ 1.4 to $ 4.1)

41% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 1.8)

131% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.2
($ 3.5 to $ 6.3)

22% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 22/24hrs
($ 8.4 to $ 87)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in North Ireland

On average, the cost of housing in North Ireland is essentially the same as in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 199/month
($ 108 to $ 349)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.5)

56% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 44/month
($ 29 to $ 57)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 999/month
($ 697 to $ 1672)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 795/month
($ 559 to $ 1255)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1653/month
($ 977 to $ 2787)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1283/month
($ 837 to $ 2090)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 41/month
($ 27 to $ 70)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 1194/month
($ 628 to $ 1672)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 17795/yr
($ 11145 to $ 27862)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in North Ireland

On average, budget for leisure activities in North Ireland costs 3% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 10.4 to $ 17)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 6.9 to $ 22)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in North Ireland

On average, shopping budget in North Ireland is 32% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 14/pack
($ 12 to $ 16)

89% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 79
($ 49 to $ 113)

69% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 41
($ 29 to $ 57)

8% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 85
($ 57 to $ 113)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 85
($ 57 to $ 126)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

London → Belfast
London → Belfast
London → Belfast
$ 100
(fair price: $ 85)
Manchester → Belfast
Manchester → Belfast
Manchester → Belfast
$ 110
(fair price: $ 88)
Edinburgh → Belfast
Edinburgh → Belfast
Edinburgh → Belfast
$ 128
(fair price: $ 90)

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About the information on the cost of living in North Ireland

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

Information about cost of living in North Ireland updated on 08-03-2019.

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