Cost of living in Galway, 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) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.24
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.32
12 eggs, large €3.75
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.04
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.44
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.71
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €2.90
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €13
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.25
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.19
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,296
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €886
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €141
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €911
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €689
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €81
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €37
40” flat screen TV €454
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €101
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €8
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €81
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €41
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €80
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €97
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €24,493
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.46
Monthly ticket public transport €66
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €14
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.77
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €14
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €50
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.26
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.84
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €4.02
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.01
Tube of toothpaste €2.22
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €12
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €41
2 tickets to the movies €16
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €49
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €67
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.13
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.53
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €500
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.16
1 month of gym membership in business district €46
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 304 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2018.

Galway position in our World Ranking

the world
72nd
out of 337
western europe
25th
out of 65
ireland
3rd
out of 4

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