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Hi

Is 45000 euro salary decent for a married couple looking to rent a studio, mostly cook meals at home with occasional eating out and drinking ?
 

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If you're asking about a job in Galway, Ireland, then that salary will definitely let you live comfortably.
 

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Oh thank you very much ! How much would it cost on an average, monthly ? A studio apartment in the city + utilities + car rental + weekends eating out and drinking . A decent not so fancy lifestyle !
 

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I have absolutely no idea, but I lived very comfortably in a 1 bedroom apartment in a more expensive city (I'm assuming anyway) on a lower salary than that.
 

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Rental rates are fairly flexible in Ireland generally, as there's still a fair bit standing empty after the crash. Galway is a bit different though as it's a student city, so there's a bit more competition for rental.

Anywhere from 6-800 a month for a 1 bedroom flat. There aren't a huge supply of studios in Ireland. Have a look at daft.ie for benchmarking.
 

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Thank you very much.
How much do you think (monthly) would be required to have a decent happy life in Galway? I know it is very relative, but a rough estimate/split up is appreciated.

Rental rates are fairly flexible in Ireland generally, as there's still a fair bit standing empty after the crash. Galway is a bit different though as it's a student city, so there's a bit more competition for rental.

Anywhere from 6-800 a month for a 1 bedroom flat. There aren't a huge supply of studios in Ireland. Have a look at daft.ie for benchmarking.
 

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Thank you very much.
How much do you think (monthly) would be required to have a decent happy life in Galway? I know it is very relative, but a rough estimate/split up is appreciated.
You're a bit simple aren't you. Why on earth would you post such questions in a DUBAI forum and not an Ireland forum?

Ah well, I'm sure you'll find so many kindred spirits in Ireland.
 

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You're a bit simple aren't you. Why on earth would you post such questions in a DUBAI forum and not an Ireland forum?

Ah well, I'm sure you'll find so many kindred spirits in Ireland.
There's no Ireland forum on this site but a lot of Irish people on the Dubai forum so that could be the reason why. :)
 

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Couldn't tell you to be honest - I haven't lived in Ireland for years. But the average salary in Ireland is 35,600 euros. If you're a single income household on 45k you'll have to live fairly sensibly.

Have a look here for some living costs:

Cost of Living in Galway. Updated Prices Jun 2015.


Good luck! It's a lovely part of the world, and I'd be a very happy man if I could wonder into Tig Coili for a pint and a session tonight.
 

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Thank you very much for providing me with that link. I am obviously not comparing Dubai with Ireland in terms of compensations / cost of living etc. But, I have received a wonderful opportunity to work for an employer based out of Galway and I am sure Ireland is going to be a fantastic place to live and work !

Couldn't tell you to be honest - I haven't lived in Ireland for years. But the average salary in Ireland is 35,600 euros. If you're a single income household on 45k you'll have to live fairly sensibly.

Have a look here for some living costs:

Cost of Living in Galway. Updated Prices Jun 2015.


Good luck! It's a lovely part of the world, and I'd be a very happy man if I could wonder into Tig Coili for a pint and a session tonight.
 

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I can't contribute on costs etc but speaking as someone who thinks Ireland is the most beautiful country in the world, I'd say go for it :)

My son and I spent a week in Ireland last year and we keep thinking of going back.
 

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I took a look at a tax calculator from deloitte, your after tax income based on your wife not working will be approx 36,415 euro, so 700 odd per week, assuming no pensions no BIK on company car etc. As mentioned above rent will be 600 - 900 odd per month paid in advance with a one month deposit being the norm. daft dot ie or myhome dot ie are best sites for finding accommodation. Rent in cities is increasing at the moment.
Car tax 544 for 1.6l car
Insurance approx 60e per month (will vary depending on age and no claims history)
Petrol (I'll check tomorrow)
Cinema Approx 9e per adult

More to follow tomorrow. If you have any specific questions I'll try to answer them (In a more structured manner)
 

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Sorry about the delay
Petrol Approx €1.40 per litre
6 x 330ml Beck Non Alc bottles €5.50
2 litre milk €1.79
Chicken Caesar salad in restaurant €15.5
Medication is very expensive compared to UK or other European countries.
7 day bus ticket for approximately 30 miles journey from Dublin approx €60. If you have any requests for prices let me know.
 

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I'm not sure if I'd say that €45k would allow for a comfortable life. You'll be able to get by but that would be it. Rental costs are rising especially in Dublin and to a lesser extent in Galway, Cork, Limerick cities and the Greater Dublin area. Countering this the government are expected to produce a give away budget this Autumn to help with the looming election. Will the Greek issue cause problems with the cost of Irish debt repayments? I don't know
 
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