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County Clare, Ireland

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Ireland's Peaceful County Clare

Cost Of Living In County Clare, Ireland

Apartment Or House Ownership Budget (For A Couple)

 
Expense Monthly Costs Notes
Mortgage Not included here as too variable.
HOA Fees €40 to €150 HOA fees only in some apartment buildings & golf club residences, never in housing estates.
Property Taxes €8 to €40 0.18% of value.
Transportation €60 to €220 €60 for the bus, though public transport is limited to regular bus runs from towns and some irregular feeder busses from small villages. Having a car is advised.
Gas Not available on mains in Clare.
Electricity €80 to €200
Water
Cell Phone €20 Includes 20 GB data.
Internet €30 Cost bundled with cable starts at €45.
Cable TV €30
Household Help €320 One day per week at minimum wage (€10.20 per hour).
Entertainment €330 Eating out twice a week at a mid-range, local restaurant: €30.

Local drinks twice a week at a nearby watering hole: €5 to €6 per drink.

Movie theater trip twice a month: €8.

Groceries €240 Basic items for a couple.
Gym Membership €80 Depends on gym location and type of membership: €60 to €140 per month per couple.
Medical Appointment €50 Basic clinic/GP visit.
TOTAL €1,288 to €1,710

Apartment Or House Rental Budget (For A Couple)

 
Expense Monthly Costs Notes
Rent €800 to €1,400 €800 in Ennistymon; €1,400 in Lahinch.
Transportation €60 to €220 €60 for the bus, though public transport is limited to regular bus runs from towns and some irregular feeder busses from small villages. Having a car is advised.
Gas Not available on mains in Clare.
Electricity €80 to €200
Water
Cell Phone €20 Includes 20 GB data.
Internet €30 Cost bundled with cable starts at €45.
Cable TV €30
Household Help €320 One day per week at minimum wage (€10.20 per hour).
Entertainment €330 Eating out twice a week at a mid-range, local restaurant: €30.

Local drinks twice a week at a nearby watering hole: €5 to €6 per drink.

Movie theater trip twice a month: €8.

Groceries €240 Basic items for a couple.
Gym Membership €80 Depends on gym location and type of membership: €60 to €140 per month per couple.
Medical Appointment €50 Basic clinic/GP visit.
TOTAL €2,040 to €2,920

Penny-Pincher’s Budget (Bare Minimum Costs, For A Couple)

 
Expense Monthly Costs Notes
Rent €500 Cheapest part of town (still desirable), most basic one-bedroom rental.
Transportation €60 Cheapest forms of public transport; assuming a bit less movement.
Gas
Electricity €80
Water
Cell Phone €12
Internet €30
Cable TV
Entertainment €180 Low-cost meal for two: €16.

Local drinks: €9.40

Groceries €200 All local-brand items only, shopping markets and local vendors along with grocery stores.
TOTAL €1,062

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