Ireland is 13th most expensive place to live, survey shows

Latest Numbeo rankings compared living costs in 139 countries

Ireland’s rent prices are the fourth highest in Europe. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s rent prices are the fourth highest in Europe. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland is the 13th most expensive country in the world to live, according to price-comparison website Numbeo.

The rankings are based on the average price of goods and services across 139 countries. The list for 2021 puts Ireland ahead of countries such as France, Sweden and Hong Kong, but cheaper than Australia, Japan, Norway and Iceland.

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