Cost of Living in Galway

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1828
$4059
🛋️ Without rent
$647
$2064
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1181
$1995
🍽️ Food
$466
$1209
🚐 Transport
$56.5
$151
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2225
😀 Quality of life
82
🏙️ Population
79.5K

The average cost of living in Galway is $1828, which is in the top 21% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1950th out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 12 in Ireland.

The median after-tax salary is $2225, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months. Ranked 264th (TOP 3%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 3rd best city to live in Ireland. With an estimated population of 79.5K, Galway is the 3rd largest city in Ireland.

✈️ Closest airport 7 km Galway Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 8.9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 533 National University of Ireland, Galway
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Prices in Galway

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$64
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.57
 Cappuccino
$3.62
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1203
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$969
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2120
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1680
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$116
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$178
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.53%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3918
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3241
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.54
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$61.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.34
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.57
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.04
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.66
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.69
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.83
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.85
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.36
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.7
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.97
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.94
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.84
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.24
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$61.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$70.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$77.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$784
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11148

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