Cost of Living Comparison

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COMPARED TO
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Ireland is 53.8% more expensive than Athens.

If you lived in Ireland instead of Athens, you would:
local_dining

pay 68.5% more for restaurants

  Athens help_outline Ireland help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $11.79
€10.34
$16.48
€14.45
+39.8%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.07
€6.20
$9.47
€8.31
+33.9%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.93
€1.70
$2.12
€1.86
+9.5%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.59
€0.52
$1.71
€1.50
+190.9%
Average +68.5%

Athens vs. Ireland - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 34.9% more for groceries

  Athens help_outline Ireland help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$0.93
€0.82
$1.68
€1.47
+79.8%
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.87
€4.27
$4.37
€3.83
-10.4%
Milk (1 gallon) $5.71
€5.00
$4.49
€3.94
-21.2%
Eggs
1 dozen
$3.65
€3.20
$3.07
€2.69
-16.0%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $3.70
€3.25
$4.43
€3.88
+19.5%
Apples (1 lb) $0.84
€0.74
$1.16
€1.02
+38.2%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.81
€0.71
$0.97
€0.85
+20.4%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.59
€0.52
$1.11
€0.97
+86.3%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.79
€0.69
$1.18
€1.04
+50.7%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.45
€0.40
$0.89
€0.78
+97.0%
Onions (1 lb) $0.46
€0.40
$0.64
€0.56
+39.9%
Average +34.9%

Athens vs. Ireland - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 92.9% more for transportation

  Athens help_outline Ireland help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $6.88
€6.03
$6.32
€5.54
-8.1%
Monthly public transit pass $35.37
€31.01
$134.95
€118.34
+281.6%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $23,577.32
€20,674.97
$30,347.54
€26,611.79
+28.7%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $11.10
€9.74
$18.83
€16.51
+69.6%
Average +92.9%

Athens vs. Ireland - Cost of transportation
home

pay 69.6% more for housing

  Athens help_outline Ireland help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$39.15
€34.33
$57.48
€50.40
+46.8%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $474.77
€416.32
$1,066.36
€935.09
+124.6%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $409.74
€359.30
$873.27
€765.77
+113.1%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$131.87
€115.64
$124.00
€108.74
-6.0%
Average +69.6%

Athens vs. Ireland - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 45.9% more for childcare

  Athens help_outline Ireland help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $447.01
€391.98
$799.40
€700.99
+78.8%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $8,357.54
€7,328.73
$9,447.72
€8,284.71
+13.0%
Average +45.9%

Athens vs. Ireland - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 58.9% more for entertainment and sports

  Athens help_outline Ireland help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.72
€4.13
$5.49
€4.81
+16.4%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.66
€3.21
$3.72
€3.26
+1.5%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$5.42
€4.76
$15.60
€13.68
+187.7%
Monthly membership at local gym $35.26
€30.92
$57.71
€50.61
+63.7%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $9.43
€8.27
$11.79
€10.34
+25.0%
Average +58.9%

Athens vs. Ireland - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 5.6% more for clothing

  Athens help_outline Ireland help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$84.99
€74.53
$85.68
€75.13
+0.8%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$33.19
€29.10
$39.33
€34.49
+18.5%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$83.35
€73.09
$92.40
€81.03
+10.9%
Men's business shoes (leather) $105.84
€92.81
$97.66
€85.64
-7.7%
Average +5.6%

Athens vs. Ireland - Cost of clothing
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