Limerick is one of the cheaper cities in Ireland.
Some helpful information are that you can preserve some money if you live close to your workplace or college or ride a bike to wherever you’re going.
You can also do all your shopping at stores such as Lidl and save a bunch of money, monthly. Eating out can be cheap or expensive, depending on where you go to.
As for nightlife and leisure, some clubs have free entry before a certain hour.
Life in Limerick is comfy and you can easily save plenty of money!
Depending on where you’re going, you can either save a lot of money or pay a little more if you wonder off to a more touristy restaurant. Even though it’s one of the cheaper cities in Irealnd, the cost of living in Limerick is still high, and eating a meal out could cost you 25 to 30$.
If you’re super smart about your groceries, you can save a huge chunk of money by buying your food in supermarkets instead of eating out. A good piece of advice is that shopping in stores like Lidl, Aldi, Supervalue, Dunnes or Tesco would save you a huge amount.
Transportation is pretty expensive and complicated in entire Ireland, but the roads are rather bike friendly, so that’s a good option for everyone wanting to save a couple of dollars. Also, don’t forget that many employers have an option for tax-saver commuter tickets, which are very beneficial.
Utilities are much less expensive in Limerick than in, for instance, Dublin. Those living in a bit bigger apartments (like 85m2) will have to pay bills for all basic utilities like electricity, water, heating and cooling, that cost around 100$. Internet is also pretty expensive, costing half as much.
SPORTS & LEISURE
Fitness and sports are not as expensive in Limerick as in other Ireland’s cities. If you want to go to a fitness club in Limeric, you will have to pay around 36$ a month (which is actually less than the country’s average), or 11$ for an hour of renting a tennis court. If you want to watch a movie here, expect it to cost around 10$.
CLOTHING & SHOES
Shopping for clothes in Limerick is much cheaper than in other cities in Ireland, so keep your mind focused and maybe you can find a piece of clothing for a smaller amount of money. Usually, jeans of good quality cost around 70$, as do quality sneakers, while lighter pieces of clothing are half this much. Watch out for the discounts!
RENT PER MONTH
As mentioned many times, rent is the most expensive aspect of living in Ireland, and this goes for Limerick, too. However, while expensive in comparison to other European cities, it is actually cheap compared to the rest of Ireland. In this city, you cannot find an apartment to rent for less than 600$ if you’re looking for one located outside of the city center and 700$ for one in the city center.
Cost of Living Averages Table for Limerick
|Average Restaurant Prices|
|Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant)||$12.00|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter)||$4.70|
|Water (0.33 Liter)||$1.01||Average Market Prices|
|Milk (1 Liter)||$0.85|
|Loaf Bread (500g)||$1.21|
|Eggs (12)||$2.42||Average Transport Prices|
|One Way Ticket||$2.20|
|Gasoline||$1.39||Average Utilities Prices|
|Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling)||$100.56|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local||$0.22|
|Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||$51.38||Average Leisure Prices|
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||$36.04|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour)||$11.00|
|Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release||$9.00||Average Clothing Prices|
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable)||$73.12|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...)||$36.88|
|1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range)||$75.00||Average Rent Prices|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center||$793.24|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center||$658.67|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center||$1198.57|
How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Limerick?
Limerick is actually one of the few cities where citizens don’t spend the biggest part of their salaries on rent.
In turn, they spend it in markets, shopping for food and necessities.
However, the rent is still extremely expensive in Ireland, and Limerick is no exception so it’s the second thing people spend their money on.
Transportation and restaurants take up the next chunk of expenses on the list, since they are also pretty costly, given the fact that even the inexpensive restaurants don’t serve food for less than 10$ and you’ll need around 100$ to just be able to move around Limerick.
Limerick: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages
Salaries in Limeric are reasonably high considering their expenses, but their general standard of living is high – a typical standard of the United Kingdom as a whole.
With a minimum wage reaching above 1000$, a citizen of Limerick can live in this country and cover most expenses.
However, those that are renting have a harder time paying the bills and their monthly rent, but it is possible.
The average salary is well above 1500$ so an average citizen of Limerick should have no problems living here, considering expenses in this city.
Cost of Living by City in Ireland
*Click the name of the city for more information.
|City||Cost of Living Index|