Emigration to Ireland
Area: 70,273 km²
Residents: 4,761,865 (2016)
Population density: 68 E / km²
Form of Government: Parliamentary republic
System of Government: Parliamentary democracy
Neighboring countries: Northern Ireland
Capital: Dublin National
language: Irish, English
86.8% Roman Catholic,
0.14% Jehovah’s Witnesses
Telephone area code: +353
Time zone: UTC +0
In 2020, 711 Germans officially emigrated to Ireland and 664 came back to their homeland. Within the 10 years from 2010 to 2019, 9,050 Germans officially emigrated to Ireland and 7,499 moved back to Germany. In 2020 there were officially 18,811 Germans living in Ireland. In 2017, the country was ranked fourth in the Human Development Index, which measures the level of human development.
The proportion of foreigners is a good 8%. The most common countries of origin are the United Kingdom (280,000 people), Poland (140,000) and Lithuania (40,000). Most of the population speaks English and some of the Celtic language is Irish. Greenery shaped by the Atlantic climate and medieval cities are a beautiful living environment. The hospitality of the Irish is very pleasant.
The island state of Ireland comprises about five sixths of the island of the same name as well as a large number of smaller islands off the coast. In the last few decades it has developed into a multicultural industrial and service society in some areas. Ireland is also one of the most visited tourist destinations in Europe with currently around 9 million visitors annually.
General provisions for travel and residence (until the corona pandemic)
Since Ireland is part of the EU, you can enter the country without a visa without any problems. Even if you want to stay in the country for more than 90 days or even want to live here, no residence permit is required. A work permit is also not required. The only requirement is that you have enough financial means to take care of yourself and your family.
Up-and-coming economy with many international companies. The demand for foreign workers is great. For example, some internet portals offer jobs for German emigrants. Unskilled workers are also in demand! There are a number of offers in the area of call centers and customer service.
According to countryvv, Dublin is one of the largest tech hubs in Europe and therefore offers many jobs in the IT sector. But the pharmaceutical and tourism industries also have many offers for foreign specialists. Since some Irish companies are strongly represented in Germany, there is a high demand for German-speaking staff.
The unemployment rate is relatively stable at 7.5 percent (November 2020). In the past Ireland has worked its way towards full employment. However, Corona has also left its mark here. The minimum wage is € 10.10 per hour (February 2020). Weekly working hours may not exceed 48 hours on average. Those who work more in one week have to compensate for this in other weeks.
Cost of living
Groceries and other expenses are on average 35% more expensive than in Germany. The additional costs such as electricity, heating and water are considerably cheaper.
You would need around € 5,033.17 in Dublin to maintain the same standard of living that you could have in Berlin with € 3,700.00 (assuming you rent in the cities).
- Consumer prices in Dublin are 17.16% higher than in Berlin (excluding rent)
- Consumer prices including rent in Dublin are 36.03% higher than in Berlin
- Rental prices in Dublin are 77.51% higher than in Berlin
- Restaurant prices in Dublin are 37.17% higher than in Berlin
- Food prices in Dublin are 15.33% higher than in Berlin
- The local purchasing power in Dublin is 22.85% lower than in Berlin
Average cost of living in Dublin (from 07/2020 – 06/2021)
|Restaurant||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|Food, price w. restaurant||15.00||10.00-35.00|
|Middle class, 3 courses for 2 people.||70.00||50.00-110.00|
|Local beer, 0.5 l||5.50||4.00 – 6.80|
|Imported beer, 0.33 l||5.75||4.50-8.00|
|Coca / Pepsi (0.33 l)||1.79||1.20-3.00|
|Water (0.33 l)||1.52||1.00-2.00|
|Food||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|Milk (1 L)||1.04||0.75 – 1.70|
|White bread (500g)||1.47||0.70-3.00|
|Rice (white), (1kg)||1.40||0.99-3.00|
|Local cheese (1kg)||8.55||4.00-20.00|
|Chicken breast fillet (1kg)||7.80||4.00-11.00|
|Potatoes (1kg)||1.45||0.99 – 2.50|
|Lettuce (1 head)||0.88||0.60-1.50|
|Water (1.5 l)||1.41||0.50-2.00|
|Bottle of wine (middle class)||12.00||8.00-17.00|
|Local beer (0.5 l)||2.49||1.50-4.00|
|Imported beer (0.33 l)||2.73||1.90-4.00|
Average costs for local transport, utilities, clothing, leisure, education of Dublin (from 07/2020 – 06/2021)
|Mode of Transport||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|Taxi base amount||4.00||3.50-7.50|
|Taxi 1 km||1.50||1.14 – 2.50|
|Ancillary housing costs||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|for 85 sqm apartment (electricity, water, garbage, etc.||158.21||100.00-280.00|
|1 minute prepaid mobile tariff||0.27||0.13-0.35|
|Internet (60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, cable / ADSL)||51.28||40.00 – 63.00|
|Clothes, shoes||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|Jeans (Levis 501 or similar)||82.53||35.00-100.00|
|Summer dress (Zara, H&M,…||34.46||20.00 – 50.00|
|Nike sports shoes, middle class||85.31||60.00-120.00|
|Leather business shoes||90.81||50.00-120.00|
|leisure time||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|Fitness center, month / adult||38.04||25.00 – 65.00|
|Tennis, 1 hour on weekends||15.10||10.00-25.00|
|a movie ticket||12.00||9.00-15.00|
|training||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|Preschool / Kindergarten, private, whole day, monthly per child||1,051.91||800.00 – 1,325.00|
|International primary school per year and child||8,736.36||4,000.00 – 23,000.00|
Average Rental Rates / Purchase and Salaries of Dublin (from 07/2020 – 06/2021)
|Monthly rental price||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in the city center||1,679.22||1,400.00 – 2,100.00|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside the center||1,405.30||1,000.00 – 1,800.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in the city center||2,935.94||2,500.00 – 4,000.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside the center||2,261.41||1,850.00 – 2,900.00|
|Purchase price of apartments||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|Price per square meter for an apartment in the city – purchase||5,483.08||4,000.00 – 7,450.00|
|Price per square meter – apartment outside the center – purchase||3,756.72||3,000.00 – 5,000.00|
|wages||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|Average monthly salary (after taxes)||2,760.73||–|
Emigration and Living Ireland
Anyone who speaks good English and is sociable can feel quite comfortable in Ireland, as long as they can cope well with the somewhat different climatic conditions. One should also keep in mind that the cultural offerings are quite meager. Some advantages: Peaceful, relatively safe from natural disasters, free of nuclear power.