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A Tale of 2 Cities - Dublin V's Cork

2016-05-30 09:00:00 +0100 by Kellie-Anne Molloy


Since Careertrotter has a number of language jobs in both Dublin  and in Cork we are asked on a regular basis – ‘’What’s the difference?why should I go to one and not the other?’’ Since Dublin is the capital city of Ireland everyone has at least heard of it. Some know of Cork (Ireland’s second largest county) But when it comes down to it – to deciding where you will next live and work abroad do you really know all you need to know about these 2 wonderful cities?

Perhaps one city is more of a better fit for you. We certainly want to be able to clear that up for you today, with that in mind we have all come together to compare both Living & working in Dublin and Cork so when it comes down to it, you will then know where you want to live and work in Ireland

Let's get to it shall we?

Public Transport:

As you can see, public transport in Dublin gives you more of a variety - it runs more frequently and is generally reliable. The only thing that could hold you up is city traffic and that is to be expected where ever you go.
Looking at Cork where your options are decreased but you have the option of travelling longer distances and they are said to be a little more reliable.

There is also the option of cycling - Dublin now has bike stations dotted around the city where you can rent a bike for a certain amount of time, this is all done to help promote a healthy lifestyle and to try and decongest the traffic out of the city center. Happily this is also available in Cork - it is something that Ireland is trying to get country wide. 


If you drive yourself and you plan on driving once you are living and working in Ireland, then this is a factor that you can forget about and leave this worry behind. 

Want to know how much getting around Ireland may cost you? Feel free to click below for a helping hand.

Food & Eating to your Hearts Content:

Eating out or eating in, in either Dublin or Cork is pretty much the same – The Irish do love their home cooked food especially the traditional meat and 2 veg with all the trimmings but they also have a rather adventurous palate. There is an assortment of different restaurants, take away and options in the supermarkets today in Ireland. As Ireland has become a multilingual hub over the last few years, there are a number of niche popup shops in Dublin and Cork that will have some of the comforts of home for you. So you are never too far away from the familiar. 


When it comes to buying your own food though there may be some subtle differences just check out our snazzy graph below to see what we mean.


Whether you choose to live and work in Dublin or Cork - You are never too far from a deal when it comes to shopping - you just need to know where to look.

Renting & Finding a place you can call home:

As Dublin is the capital and there is more demand to live and work here, renting is going to be more expensive – but there are always places on the outskirts of the city that you can live like Lucan for example.


Living & working in Cork is certainly a cheaper city to rent in and we are sure that if you decided to live on the outskirts of Cork city the rent would be cheaper again. The only thing this is that you would need to make sure that you have your own means of transport to the city and to work in the mornings etc. 

As you can see - each city has their own benefits - both cities can offer some great language job opportunities for you - all you need to do is decide which one you will allow to do so for you... so which one will it be? 

Pop us a call (+35315242420) if you are still unsure - we can talk it through and see whether living & working Dublin or Cork can offer more for your multilingual career abroad. 

NOTE: Don't forget that the above figurers are based on city averages - you will always need to do your own research before hand. Our work here is to help you get a good idea of what you can expect to live and work with in these 2 cities. 

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