Dublin

Quality of life in Dublin

Dublin is a city marked by its long history and rich background. The city center is compact, rich in urban greenery, and can be easily traversed on foot. Due to its great travel connections, tax incentives and relatively close time zone to the US, most of the largest American technology companies have their headquarters in Dublin. There are also over 1,200 startups in the city attracted by the acces to venture capital and high speed Internet.

Dublin is one of the top ten city matches for 4.7% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
221/265
Details
Large apartment$2000.00
Medium apartment$1600.00
Rent index [score]0.44
Small apartment$1300.00

Cost of Living

4
206/250
Details
5km taxi ride$10.00
A Cappuccino$3.40
A beer$2.90
A kilogram of Apples$2.10
Bread$0.83
Inflation [score]0.41
Lunch$15.00
Monthly fitness club membership$50.00
Monthly public transport$120.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$84.78

Startups

6
51/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups16
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.52
Coworking spaces [score]0.59
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.72
Meetups groups197
Meetups members95438
Number of investors90
Number of startup events in the last 12 months952
Number of upcoming meetup events88
Startup climate scene [score]0.57
Startup events98
Startup events [score]0.69
Startups [score]0.77
Total number of startups1280

Venture Capital

10
11/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesPropeller Venture Accelerator, Wayra IE, Startupbootcamp Dublin / HealthXL
Number of funding accelerators5
Venture capital [score]0.96

Travel Connectivity

5
69/265
Details
Airport hub144
Airport hub [score]0.63
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.33

Commute

5
75/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Ireland/Dublin
Traffic handling [score]0.67

Business Freedom

8
137/263
Details
Business freedom79.60
Business freedom [score]0.76
Freedom from corruption74.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.79
Lack of labor restrictions72.10
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.66
Time to open a business5.00
Time to open a business [score]0.96

Safety

7
154/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.42
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents4
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.94
Lack of guns [score]0.98
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.96

Healthcare

7
125/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.54
Healthcare quality [score]0.65
Life expectancy (years)81.42
Life expectancy [score]0.88

Education

6
40/239
Details
Best university in rankingTrinity College Dublin
Best university ranking138
Country mean scores in PISA math test505.18
Country mean scores in PISA reading test523.17
Country mean scores in PISA science test522.00
PISA math ranking (high school)15
PISA ranking9
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.87
PISA reading (high school)4
PISA science (high school)15
Percent of happy students0.81
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.17
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.10
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.11
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.11
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.11
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.11
University quality [score]0.25

Environmental Quality

7
107/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.82
Cleanliness [score]0.51
Drinking water quality [score]0.72
Urban greenery [score]0.80

Economy

8
3/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.94
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.05
GDP growth rate [score]0.72
GDP per capita$49194.77
GDP per capita [score]0.78

Taxation

6
52/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.87
Income tax level [score]0.38
Profit tax (% of profit)0.26
Time overhead to file company taxes82
VAT (Sales Tax)0.23

Internet Access

9
7/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)99.08
Internet access (download) [score]1.00
Internet access (upload) [score]0.76
Upload speed (Mbps)22.32

Leisure & Culture

7
66/264
Details
Art galleries74
Art galleries [score]0.65
Cinemas45
Cinemas [score]0.58
Comedy clubs13
Comedy clubs [score]0.77
Concert venues70
Concerts [score]0.64
Historical sites76
Historical sites [score]0.65
Museums33
Museums [score]0.77
Performing art venues79
Performing arts [score]0.62
Sport venues45
Sports [score]0.57
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.75

Tolerance

7
130/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index85.91
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.88
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.52

Outdoors

6
53/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.21
Median peak in meters458.25
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)13.00
Water access [score]0.91
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Dublin are in the most expensive 20 percent of all 250 Teleport cities and the most expensive in Ireland. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Dublin will very likely increase your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$1,400$1,800
$1600
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$50
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$47
Monthly public transport$120
Lunch$15
-20%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Dublin are above average. For this job type, Dublin ranks 122nd for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Dublin.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$44,777
Median salary
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Locals review Dublin

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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

4.30
Guns per 100 people
2.28
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Dublin in position 198 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

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Startup Visa

Start-up Entrepreneur Programme (STEP)
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
YesNo2 years
Preparing for STEP
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
NoNo1 year
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People in Dublin

Population of Dublin

1,948,500
1,196 /km²
110/264
Density (people per unit of area)
4%
Growth in 2015-2020
Dublin

Demographics of Ireland

Median age
36
Elderly people
13%
Life expectancy at birth
81
GDP per capita (in USD)
$49,195
77/262
Unemployment
9%
206/263

Languages

English proficiency score
100
1/228
Common spoken languages
English
Irish Gaelic

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Teleport Users  X  Dublin

Teleport users who are      Dublin

Work in:

Software Engineer
12.57%
Founder
4.39%
Marketing Manager
3.59%
Web Developer
3.59%
Project Manager
2.99%
Customer Support
2.59%
Web Designer
2.59%
Other
67.66%

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

174

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Dublin

5:31 36 Hours in Dublin, Ireland | The New York Times

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On living in Dublin


Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath, "Town of the Hurdled Ford") is the capital city of Ireland. Its vibrancy, nightlife and tourist attractions are world renowned and it's the most popular entry point for international visitors to Ireland.

As a city, it is disproportionately large for the size of the country with a population of 1.8 million in the Greater Dublin Region (2011); nearly half of the Republic's population lives in this metropolitan area. The centre is, however, relatively small and can be navigated by foot, with most of the population living in sprawling suburbs.

Founded in 841, Dublin was originally settled by Vikings among a population of Celtic tribes. In the 9th century the Danes captured Dublin and had control until 1171 when they were expelled by King Henry II of England. By the 14th century the king of England controlled Dublin and the surrounding area referred to as “the Pale”.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Ireland
13th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

17th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

51st

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

13th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

23rd

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

13th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

18th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

17th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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