Cost of living in Cork, Ireland

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.65
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.16
12 eggs, large €3.96
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.66
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.89
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.33
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €2.20
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €12
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.37
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.25
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,535
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €1,061
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €155
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €1,164
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €819
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €90
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €39
40” flat screen TV €459
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €102
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €9
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €74
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €31
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €79
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €94
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €26,853
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.35
Monthly ticket public transport €86
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €15
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.53
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €15
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €52
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.78
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.49
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €4.91
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.09
Tube of toothpaste €2.74
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €13
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €35
2 tickets to the movies €18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €87
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €66
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.84
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.57
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €576
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.23
1 month of gym membership in business district €45
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 460 prices entered by 58 different people.
Latest price update: February 20, 2018.

Cork position in our World Ranking

the world
43rd
out of 340
western europe
17th
out of 66
ireland
2nd
out of 4

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