Cost of living in Cork, Ireland

Summary of cost of living in Cork

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,647
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,876
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List of prices in Cork, Ireland. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.91
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.15
12 eggs, large €3.11
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.36
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.30
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.83
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €2.10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €11
2 liters of coca-cola €2.35
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.92
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,405
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,081
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €136
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,129
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €904
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €107
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €35
40” flat screen tv €456
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €113
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
Hourly rate for cleaning help €12
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €79
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €32
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €81
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €94
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €26,922
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.37
Monthly ticket public transport €71
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) €5.82
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €15
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €55
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €4.53
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.56
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.68
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.72
Tube of toothpaste €2.55
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €14
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €36
2 tickets to the movies €19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €69
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €57
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.17
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.60
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €447
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.23
1 month of gym membership in business district €43
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €13
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 168 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: April 11, 2021

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