Moving to Dublin: Things you should know before you immigrate to Dublin
Moving and living in Dublin
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Visa regulations for Ireland
For citizens of EU/EEA countries, there are no visa requirements for relocating to Dublin. The EU moving to Dublin for work or study, don’t need a work or residence permit.
Travellers from the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and multiple other countries don’t need a visa to stay in Ireland for periods till 90 days. Most Asian (including China) and African countries need a visa. These visas are granted for a period of 90 days.
Cost of moving to Dublin: Property information and average rent in Dublin
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the centre of Dublin will cost you approximately €1,700 per month. Whereas the monthly rent for the same apartment in the suburbs goes for about €1, 200 per month. When you want to save on accommodation, you can share living space with other expats, which is quite common in Dublin. It also allows you to meet new people and always have company for a house party.
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LIVING IN DUBLIN
Cost of living in Dublin
To help you save some of your funds, here are some of the things that can help.
- Many restaurants and entertainment facilities have early-bird arrangements.
- Cars and taxies are expensive, so public transport is a fast and cheap alternative.
- Get a “Dublin pass”. It will give you free access to the main touristic attractions and will also provide you with discounts in various shops.
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The job market in Dublin
The last couple of years have seen continued economic growth in Ireland, so there are many job opportunities for expats living in Dublin. It is easy to get a job in Dublin in areas such as:
- IT. Especially programmers are in high demand in Ireland.
- People who speak a European language besides English are sought after to work in one of the many service-related fields.
- Financial services, for example, bank workers and financial advisers are very welcome in Ireland.
Schools and education in Dublin
The Irish school system is made out of the following parts:
- Primary level education: Starts at the age of 5 or 6.
- The secondary level of education: This consists of a 3-years junior part and a 3-years senior part. Depending on the program in this part, you can choose a college or university program.
- Third level education: This includes all colleges and universities.
When you are moving to Dublin with children, you may consider attending a private school. Fees for private schools in Dublin increased significantly, with the most expensive schools now charging up to €8,600 a year and more than €20,000 a year for boarding.
Healthcare in Dublin
Foreigners living in Dublin for over a year have access to the Irish public healthcare system. When you haven’t reached that term yet, it is recommended to take out private healthcare insurance to avoid running into debt when you get sick or injured.
Driving in Dublin
Expats from the EU countries can drive with their domestic driving licence.
People moving to Dublin from countries outside the EU will have to obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check out some other things that are specific for driving in Dublin:
- Drive on the left.
- One way to make driving in Ireland easier is by getting a smaller rental car. You’ll save on gas and find better parking spots this way.
- To avoid carjacking and thefts, make sure that your doors are locked and that the alarm is on.
What else to expect when living in Dublin
Many people who visit Dublin don’t want to leave again. However, some things may take a while to get used to. This is what people who immigrated to Dublin noticed when they first came to this beautiful city along the River Liffey.
- When golf is your thing, then Ireland’s got you covered. It is home to hundreds of the most beautiful golf courses on the planet.
- Dublin has not adapted to the global 24-hour economy, meaning that shops are closed at about 1700 on weekdays and remain closed on Sundays.
- Construction and repair works are going on continually which leads to much heavy traffic.
- As Dublin is such a popular expat destination, it has become an international city, and there is quite a big chance that you meet someone from your native country.
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