Dublin

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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 4.0% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

4
229/263
Details
Large apartment$1968.36
Medium apartment$1606.37
Rent index [score]0.44
Small apartment$1244.38

Cost of Living

4
213/261
Details
5km taxi ride$9.80
A Cappuccino$3.10
A beer$2.80
A kilogram of Apples$2.30
Bread$0.85
Inflation [score]0.40
Lunch$16.00
Monthly fitness club membership$56.00
Monthly public transport$140.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$86.57

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]0.60
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.71
Meetups groups198
Meetups members83151
Number of investors90
Number of startup events in the last 12 months926
Number of upcoming meetup events69
Startup climate scene [score]0.57
Startup events77
Startup events142
Startup events [score]0.72
Startups [score]0.77
Total number of startups1311

Venture Capital

9
15/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesPropeller Venture Accelerator, Wayra IE, Startupbootcamp Dublin / HealthXL
Number of funding accelerators5
Venture capital [score]0.86

Travel Connectivity

5
67/260
Details
Airport hub144
Airport hub [score]0.64
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.32

Commute

5
63/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Ireland/Dublin
Traffic handling [score]0.69

Business Freedom

8
136/259
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
143/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.45
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
122/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.55
Healthcare quality [score]0.66
Life expectancy (years)81.42
Life expectancy [score]0.88

Education

6
38/230
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)16
PISA ranking13
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.91
PISA reading (high school)8
PISA science (high school)13
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
112/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.84
Cleanliness [score]0.47
Drinking water quality [score]0.74
Urban greenery [score]0.72

Economy

7
4/258
Details
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
51/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.87
Income tax level [score]0.37
Profit tax (% of profit)0.26
Time overhead to file company taxes82
VAT (Sales Tax)0.23

Internet Access

8
14/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)70.72
Internet access (download) [score]0.90
Internet access (upload) [score]0.72
Upload speed (Mbps)20.72

Leisure & Culture

7
66/263
Details
Art galleries74
Art galleries [score]0.65
Cinemas45
Cinemas [score]0.58
Comedy clubs13
Comedy clubs [score]0.77
Concert venues71
Concerts [score]0.64
Historical sites76
Historical sites [score]0.66
Museums32
Museums [score]0.77
Performing art venues78
Performing arts [score]0.63
Sport venues46
Sports [score]0.57
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.76

Tolerance

7
52/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index86.84
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.89
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ 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]0.59

Outdoors

6
52/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.23
Median peak in meters456.50
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 261 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)

$1,103$1,386
$1244
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$56
Movie ticket$12
Broadband internet connection$47
Monthly public transport$140
Lunch$16
-18%
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 128th for salaries among 264 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)

$44,021
Median salary
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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 200 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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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

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LGBT rights in Dublin

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

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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