Dublin is one of the most popular cities in Europe, and its living expenses are reflecting this position. In terms of food prices, basic lunch price is around 13 EUR. Try to avoid touristic places if you want to save some money.
When talking about weekly shopping, the average price is 80-100 EUR if you choose to shop in local low price grocery shops such as Lidl, Aldi or Tesco. You can find variety of quality products for a reasonable prices.
Bus transportation costs from 1,55 EUR to 3,8 EUR, but you need to keep in mind that the price is calculated by distance. The tram fares range from €2.10 for one zone up to €3.30 for 8 zones. If you are interested in a monthly ticket, it will cost 140 EUR and it provides unlimited travel.
However, Dublin is well known for the difficulty to find a rent accommodation. For the last several years, Dublin has been fighting with housing crisis. There is an increased demand for rental places, which resulted in Dublin being in the world’s 10 most expensive places to rent. For example, a rented furnished two-bedroom flat in around 2000 EUR/month.
People are using Facebook groups and online websites for finding accommodation. Few of the most used ones are daft.ie and rent.ie. Sometimes you can find shared rooms (3 beds in a room) for 400 EUR a month with all basic services included.