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Posted by alfredonajera
on 26 Sep 2019

Is 51,500 EUR gross annual salary a good salary for living in Dublin? I will move to Dublin with my wife and my daughter and we just want to know if this salary is enough for a family of 3.

Rianca on 27 Sep 2019 - 07:27


It is hard to say what counts as a good salary and what doesn’t. Average salaries vary depending on your skills and the field you are going to work in. So, to answer your question it may be best to look at the cost of living in Ireland. The Mercer Cost of Living Survey for 2019 ranked Dublin as the 43rd most expensive city out of the 209 cities surveyed worldwide. This makes Dublin cheaper than cities like New York City, but more expensive than Rome or Amsterdam. Looking at websites like Numbeo, it seems like the average monthly cost for a four-person family in 2019 is about 3,100€. 

Most likely, rent is going to take up the largest chunk of your salary in Dublin. Our guide on Cost of Living in Ireland gives a very detailed break down on what expenses you can expect. I would highly recommend having a look at that. Where are you guys moving from? What kind of lifestyle are you used to?

Hope this helps! Rianca

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