Immigrate or Study in Ireland

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Overview

Live in the now and get ready for an adventure in majestic, beautiful Ireland. Home to centuries of stories, mysticism and bairds, the Republic of Ireland is famous for its lush landscape, ancient castles, rugged cliffs and, the hospitality and warmth of its people.

Experience living in one of the safest and friendliest counties in the world where English is one of two main languages.   If you intend to study in Ireland, you may be interested to know that the Irish government itself invests over 782M Euros annually in research, ensuring the excellence of academic qualifications awarded by Irish universities.  Today, Ireland's higher education institutions is steadily making its presence known in an increasing number of fields.

And if you'd like to stay on after completing your program, you might qualify to do so, depending on the education level of the program you graduate from.  Connect with career opportunities with leading global companies located in Ireland.

Wages & Salaries

And if expenses are in Euros (€) remember, you'll be earning in Euros (€) as well!  These are the new  hourly minimum rates of pay that are in force in Ireland from January 1, 2017:

  • Experienced adult worker €9.25 per hour  (€9.15 effective January 1, 2018 )
  • Over 18 and in 2nd year of first job  €8.33 or 90% of the minimum wage (was €8.24)  
  • Over 18 and in first year of first job  €7.40 or 80% of the minimum wage  (was €7.32)
  • Aged under 18   €6.48 or 70% of the minimum wage  (was €6.41)

An experienced adult worker –  for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Act –  is an employee who has an employment of any kind in any 2 years over the age of 18.

Source of information is http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/employment/ last accessed on November 9, 2017

Cost of Living

The following table shows a comparison of average living expenses (quoted in Euro currency) across four cities in the Republic of Ireland to give you a glimpse on how much you would need to live in the country:  

Expense * Cork Dublin Galway Limerick
Apartment, 1BR in City Centre 952.17 1,451.78 933.53 678.33
Apartment, 1BR outside of City Centre 842.27 1,174.75 835.78 554.09
Basic utilities e.g. electricity, heating, water, garbage for an 85 sq.m. apartment 144.20 141.12 144.36 142.00
Internet, 60Mbps or more, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL 46.69 47.93 39.92 37.86
Transportation, Monthly Pass Regular Price 80.00 121.52 72.45 71.00
Gasoline, 1 liter 1.31 1.34 1.27 1.26
Regular Milk, 1 liter 0.88 0.98 0.88 0.94
White Rice, 1 kg. 1.48 1.51 1.71 2.12
Loaf of Fresh White Bread, 500g 1.28 1.25 1.22 1.31
Eggs, 1 dozen 2.79 2.73 2.38 2.50
Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless 7.64 8.24 8.90 10.00
Beef round, 1kg, 7.06 10.50 10.51 12.00
Potato, 1 kg. 1.19 1.42 0.91 1.90
Tomato, 1 kg. 2.03 2.43 2.17 4.00
Banana, 1kg. 1.75 1.56 1.30 2.29
Water, 1.5 liter bottle 1.40 1.27 0.91 1.40
Domestic Beer, .5 liter bottle 2.30 2.35 2.63 2.33
Meal, inexpensive restaurant 12.50 15.00 12.50 15.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 8.00 7.00 8.00
Cappuccino, regular 2.74 2.93 2.56 2.98
Cinema, International Release 9.50 10.00 9.00 9.00
Pair of Levi jeans or similar 70.08 79.04 80.00 71.67
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store e.g. Zara, H&M 33.07 35.13 37.00 32.14
Toyota Corolla 1.61 97kW Comfort or equivalent new car 22,398.00 23,320.71 27.000.00 No data

 * All expenses are quoted in Euros as of Nov 9, 2017.  Source of data is http://www.numbeo.com/ 

 

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