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Working in Dublin

Would you like to live & work in Dublin? Does the idea of working in one of the top 50 countries to live in the world excite you?

What you may have heard in recent news about economic downturn was true but Dublin is back on the rise once again and it’s a city bursting with job opportunities, we should know we have plenty of language jobs based here.

So let’s get down to the nitty gritty: What you need to know. You’ve clicked to here from reading the jobs in Ireland page so you know the important things like setting up a bank account, looking for accommodation etc. Here we are going to help you get a better understanding of what it’s like to live and work in Dublin.

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Renting & Sharing:

As Dublin is the capital city of Ireland, it’s bound to be a bit pricey as it is the prime location to live and work. Accommodation in Dublin is more expensive than that of the living outside the city. So to help you we have created a list of the average prices of renting apartments in Dublin city.

                                                                   Average Price Range per Month:

1 Bed Apartment (City Centre):                             €1100-€1200

1 Bed Apartment (Outside City Centre):             €600-€900

3 Bed Apartment (City Centre):                             €1400-€2000

3 Bed Apartment (Outside City Centre):             €1100-€1400

*Of course there is the option of shared accommodation with friends or strangers, you could save quite a bit of money.

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Rent a Room or House Sharing

In Dublin the average price for renting a room in a house/apartment is between €600 - €700.

Trotter Tip: We strongly recommend finding your language job first, because we’ve been there and done that and it much easier to find accommodation close to work then and you haven’t got a long commute, as candidates before have missed out on great language jobs because they lived too far away from the job. So please get the job first, it makes everything better for you and you can really enjoy working in Dublin.

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Cost of Living:

With many stores dotted around the city, you can live a comfortable life here in Dublin as you can shop around to get the best deal, and for you we have compiled a list of the essentials and the average prices of them.

Milk (1LITRE)                     €1.00               Potatoes (1KG)        €1.43

Eggs (12)                             €2.76               White Bread            €1.53

Cigarettes                          €9.00               Beer                           €4/€5


Public transport in Dublin is slowly getting better, you have:

  • DART
  • LUAS
  • Dublin Bus
  • Dublin Bikes

Many of which can be used with a Leap Card which is hassle free way to get around the city, there is no need to carry cash on you so it’s safer, you can top up online or in store  and by using it you are saving money as public transport is cheaper when you use it.

A Bit of Fun:

With living and working in Dublin there is always something to do, what with amazing high street shops such as Grafton Street and O Connell street, shopping centres such as the Ilac and Jervis centre, interesting museum such as the national museum of Ireland and the wax museum where you get to spend some time with your favourite celebs. Furthermore, you never too far from an escape to the country or even the sea side with escapes between 30-60 minutes’ drive outside of Dublin.

If living and working in Dublin is an ambition of yours why not give us a call or email us for more information on finding a language job and working in Dublin.

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