Why is Ireland such an expensive place to live?
Smart Money: Eurostat report says prices in Ireland are 25% above the EU average. Why?
There are a variety of reasons behind why some goods and services are so much more expensive in Ireland. Graphic: Irish Times Graphics
Ireland remains one of the most expensive countries in the EU to live in. And that’s official.
According to new figures from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical agency, Ireland is third most expensive among EU countries for a basket of consumer goods and services, “beaten” only by Denmark and tiny Luxembourg.