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

Total budget:

$ 1536* (1162 £)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 121 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 3689* (2800 £)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 149 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 61 per person
  • $ 47 per person
  • $ 27 per person

Total budget:

$ 5799* (4382 £)

* 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.

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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 6% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 17/person
($ 12 to $ 28)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 32/person
($ 22 to $ 41)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.3/person
($ 6.6 to $ 8.6)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.7 for 500ml
($ 3.9 to $ 6)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.5 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 3.9)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.5/cup
($ 2.6 to $ 3.9)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.7/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2.6)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

21% 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 15% 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
$ 101/night
($ 82 to $ 125)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 140/night
($ 97 to $ 214)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 158/night
($ 116 to $ 217)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 211/night
($ 186 to $ 244)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 498
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 78/month
($ 70 to $ 87)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 241/month
($ 192 to $ 305)

47% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 214/month
($ 169 to $ 286)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 113/month
($ 94 to $ 134)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 214
Family room
Family room
$ 225/month
($ 163 to $ 310)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in North Ireland

On average, the price of supermarket food in North Ireland costs 31% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.6)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.5/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 3.3)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.2/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 12)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.6/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 10.6)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 3.6)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 3.3)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 3.9)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.6)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 10/kg
($ 6.7 to $ 17)

17% 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 28% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.2/ticket
($ 2.4 to $ 4.2)

37% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 81/month
($ 65 to $ 119)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.5/km
($ 1.3 to $ 3.9)

37% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.8)

116% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.9
($ 3.3 to $ 5.6)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 23/24hrs
($ 1.2 to $ 124)

42% 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 costs 14% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 193/month
($ 101 to $ 334)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.5)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 42/month
($ 28 to $ 54)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 954/month
($ 667 to $ 1465)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1375
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 765/month
($ 533 to $ 1199)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1082
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1593/month
($ 934 to $ 2664)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2231
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1226/month
($ 800 to $ 1998)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1741
Gym
Gym
$ 40/month
($ 27 to $ 64)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 1158/month
($ 640 to $ 1732)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 17134/yr
($ 10654 to $ 26632)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18231

Leisure activity budget in North Ireland

On average, budget for leisure activities in North Ireland costs 6% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 10 to $ 17)

5% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 6.7 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 25% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 14/pack
($ 12 to $ 16)

73% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 77
($ 47 to $ 108)

63% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 40
($ 28 to $ 54)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 82
($ 54 to $ 108)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 82
($ 54 to $ 121)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Belfast
London → Belfast
London → Belfast
$ 116
(fair price: $ 90)
New York City → Belfast
New York City → Belfast
New York City → Belfast
$ 762
(fair price: $ 641)
Manchester → Belfast
Manchester → Belfast
Manchester → Belfast
$ 98
(fair price: $ 66)
Edinburgh → Belfast
Edinburgh → Belfast
Edinburgh → Belfast
$ 126
(fair price: $ 118)
Dublin → Belfast
Dublin → Belfast
Dublin → Belfast
$ 187
(fair price: $ 159)
Toronto (Ontario) → Belfast
Toronto (Ontario) → Belfast
Toronto (Ontario) → Belfast
$ 845
(fair price: $ 758)
Los Angeles → Belfast
Los Angeles  → Belfast
Los Angeles  → Belfast
$ 874
(fair price: $ 782)
Sydney → Belfast
Sydney → Belfast
Sydney → Belfast
$ 1599
(fair price: $ 1338)

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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 14-07-2019.

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