The 12 costs of Christmas: What can Irish households expect to spend?

Pricewatch: By these calculations, festivities could end up costing the bulk of €2,000

People in Ireland spend more at Christmas than pretty much every other country in Europe

People in Ireland spend more at Christmas than pretty much every other country in Europe

Even in Covid times, Irish people love Christmas, maybe even especially in Covid times.

But love is not always cheap, which is why celebrating Christmas in Ireland costs more than pretty much every country in Europe. Few Irish homes will have much change out of €1000 once all the presents have been opened, the turkeys carved and the even the dodgy chocolates that no-one really likes – we’re looking at you Turkish Delight – eaten.

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