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Cost of Living

22% lower

Childcare in Waterford is 22% lower than in Dublin and Cork.

54% lower

Waterford City house prices (on average) are 54% lower when compared to Dublin City.

53% lower

Property Rental website DAFT.ie's property figures as of 17th August 2018, show that Waterford's average rents are €839 per month, compared with €2,065 in South Dublin, €2,050 in Dublin 8 and € 1,093 in Galway.

Cost Living Housing

Housing

Waterford is the most affordable city to rent or buy a house in with the lowest average rents and house prices of all Irish cities:

Average House Prices for Irish Cities

DUBLIN CITY                €374,885

CORK CITY                   €273,894

GALWAY CITY              €285,277

LIMERICK CITY            €189,416

WATERFORD CITY       €172,880

Figures for Q2 2018; for more details see:  Daft Sale Report

Average Monthly Rent for Irish Cities

DUBLIN CITY                          €2,125

CORK CITY                              €1,203

GALWAY CITY                        €1,093

LIMERICK CITY                        €1,009

WATERFORD CITY                 €839

Waterford is well below the national average rent of: €1,060.

Figures for Q2 2018; for more details see: Daft Rental Report 

Childcare Costs

Average childcare costs in Waterford are up to 22% less than in Dublin. There are also significantly shorter waiting lists in Waterford, and commute times are generally a lot quicker.

Avg. Weekly Cost Full-time Childcare Part-time Childcare
Avg. Weekly Cost Waterford Full-time Childcare €147.76 Part-time Childcare €83.79
Avg. Weekly Cost Dublin Full-time Childcare €188.22 Part-time Childcare €110.11
Cost Living Commuting

Commuting

In comparison to other areas of the country Waterford experiences little or no traffic congestion which means less stress, less time commuting and less money spent on fuel. 

From Waterford City to... Distance Time by Car Time by Bus Time by Bicycle
From Waterford City to... Dungarvan Distance 50km Time by Car 40min Time by Bus 1hr 15min Time by Bicycle -
From Waterford City to... Tramore Distance 10km Time by Car 15min Time by Bus 30min Time by Bicycle 30min
From Waterford City to... Ardmore Distance 70km Time by Car 1hr Time by Bus - Time by Bicycle -
From Waterford City to... Ballymacarbry Distance 65km Time by Car 1hr Time by Bus - Time by Bicycle -
From Waterford City to... Cappoquin Distance 60km Time by Car 55min Time by Bus - Time by Bicycle -
From Waterford City to... Dunhill Distance 16km Time by Car 20min Time by Bus - Time by Bicycle 50min
From Waterford City to... Dunmore East Distance 16km Time by Car 20min Time by Bus 40min Time by Bicycle 50min
From Waterford City to... Kilmacthomas Distance 28km Time by Car 28min Time by Bus - Time by Bicycle -
From Waterford City to... Kilmeaden Distance 12km Time by Car 15min Time by Bus 40min Time by Bicycle 35min
From Waterford City to... Lismore Distance 70km Time by Car 1hr Time by Bus - Time by Bicycle -
From Waterford City to... Passage East Distance 12km Time by Car 17min Time by Bus 50min Time by Bicycle 40min
From Waterford City to... Portlaw Distance 22km Time by Car 25min Time by Bus 1hr Time by Bicycle 1hr
From Waterford City to... Stradbally Distance 35km Time by Car 35min Time by Bus - Time by Bicycle -
From Waterford City to... Tallow Distance 75km Time by Car 1hr 5min Time by Bus - Time by Bicycle -
From Waterford City to... An Rinn Distance 55km Time by Car 50min Time by Bus 1hr 20min Time by Bicycle -
From Waterford City to... Kilkenny City Distance 52km Time by Car 40min Time by Bus 1hr Time by Bicycle -
From Waterford City to... Carlow Town Distance 80km Time by Car 55min Time by Bus 1hr 30min Time by Bicycle -
From Waterford City to... Wexford Town Distance 60km Time by Car 1hr Time by Bus 1hr 50min Time by Bicycle -
From Waterford City to... New Ross Distance 25km Time by Car 30min Time by Bus 55min Time by Bicycle -