Monthly budget for family of 3 / Ireland co. Cork?

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By Marisa78 - Posted on
26 January 2017

Hello. We are planning our immigration to Ireland. Our job will be in Cork city. We are 2 young adults and one toddler 2 years old. I would like to know if this budget sounds realistic to you. Thank you !

House rent : 800 euros/ month
Tv: 160 euros / year, 13 euros / month
Gym: 80 euros / month for both adults
Private health insurance:100 euros / month for the 3 of us
Food: 500 euros / month
Utilities (gas, electric, water) : 80 euros / month
Mobile phone: 100 euros / month for both adults
Internet connection: 30 euros / month
Childcare: 1.000 euros / month
Gabbage collection: 25 euros / month
Car maintanance and taxes : 250 euros / month

TOTAL EXPENSES: 3.000 euros / month (+ personal expenses, going out etc)

Am I forgeting something? Are these numbers realistic?

Our company offers us 2.200 euros net salary / month, that is 4.400 for both of us. Are we going to be ok with this money?

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That should be fine. You've the majority covered, it wouldn't be luxurious but it would be livable. You'd get a better sense of it once you're working/commuting. And then with Aldi/Lidl as food source. It should be workable and comfortable.

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Thank you so much

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Anonymous's picture

Hi , my husband has been offered a job in city west , the salary On the advert said 75k plus .
Is this enough for a family of 4 ? We have 2 boys . We plan to send both to private schools .

We are not big savers and like to live a comfortable life .
What would be a good salary in Dublin for a Director role ?

Thank you

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