Cost of Living Comparison

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Virginia is 1.6% more expensive than Ireland.

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

pay 15.1% less for restaurants

  Ireland help_outline Virginia help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $17.34
€15.21
$14.79 -14.8%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$9.84
€8.63
$7.46 -24.3%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.29
€2.01
$1.97 -14.3%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.74
€1.53
$1.63 -6.8%
Average -15.1%

Ireland vs. Virginia - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 32.2% more for groceries

  Ireland help_outline Virginia help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.75
€1.53
$2.91 +66.3%
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.71
€4.13
$5.88 +24.8%
Milk (1 gallon) $4.87
€4.27
$3.25 -33.4%
Eggs
1 dozen
$3.24
€2.84
$2.12 -34.4%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $4.18
€3.66
$4.40 +5.4%
Apples (1 lb) $1.28
€1.12
$2.22 +73.3%
Bananas (1 lb) $1.05
€0.92
$0.69 -33.9%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.15
€1.01
$1.99 +72.2%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.29
€1.13
$2.27 +76.4%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.91
€0.80
$1.32 +45.2%
Onions (1 lb) $0.73
€0.64
$1.41 +92.4%
Average +32.2%

Ireland vs. Virginia - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 35.5% less for transportation

  Ireland help_outline Virginia help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $6.39
€5.61
$2.34 -63.4%
Monthly public transit pass $143.49
€125.82
$98.84 -31.1%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $31,678.88
€27,779.24
$22,780.20 -28.1%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $18.11
€15.88
$14.56 -19.6%
Average -35.5%

Ireland vs. Virginia - Cost of transportation
home

pay 7.0% more for housing

  Ireland help_outline Virginia help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$59.16
€51.88
$72.65 +22.8%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,183.64
€1,037.93
$1,314.50 +11.1%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $982.69
€861.72
$1,100.97 +12.0%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$141.79
€124.33
$116.37 -17.9%
Average +7.0%

Ireland vs. Virginia - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 58.0% more for childcare

  Ireland help_outline Virginia help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $870.31
€763.18
$1,073.96 +23.4%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $9,384.51
€8,229.28
$18,077.65 +92.6%
Average +58.0%

Ireland vs. Virginia - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 15.2% less for entertainment and sports

  Ireland help_outline Virginia help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $5.81
€5.09
$5.08 -12.5%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.85
€3.38
$4.30 +11.7%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$16.18
€14.19
$6.61 -59.2%
Monthly membership at local gym $56.03
€49.13
$45.82 -18.2%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $12.34
€10.82
$12.60 +2.1%
Average -15.2%

Ireland vs. Virginia - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 20.2% less for clothing

  Ireland help_outline Virginia help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$86.44
€75.80
$42.76 -50.5%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$40.27
€35.32
$35.80 -11.1%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$94.96
€83.27
$77.25 -18.6%
Men's business shoes (leather) $96.17
€84.33
$95.57 -0.6%
Average -20.2%

Ireland vs. Virginia - Cost of clothing
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