Relocating to Dublin from India

Dear Folks,

I have been offered a Job in Dublin. Before deciding with the remuneration, I would like to understand the approximate expense costs. Could you kindly help me with this.

I'm relocating with my family consists of 3 people ( myself + Wife + 5yr old child) . From the initial researches I believe major chunk of the expense would go to the rental. Please shed some light on the expenses with average for groceries, electricity, home appliance charge, transportation and internet. Do you think 60000/yr could be a decent salary to maintain family ? Kindly provide some guidance . Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Shankar

Hi and welcome top the Forum.

The Numbeo website will answer your questions regarding expense costs; this link will take you there.

The salary is reasonable, but of course, it all depends on your lifestyle and other life choices you make.

One last word of advice - watch out for scammers, unless you have gone through a recognised recruitment process, it is unusual to be offered such jobs; the bottom line here is do not pay them any money at all in relation to the costs of immigration - there are none, such people are scammers and the job almost certainly does not exist.

Hope this helps.

Cynic
Expat Team

Hi Cynic,

Many thanks for your kind response. The expense calculator clarifies my majority of the doubts on the utility expenses.

Additionally, thanks again for your advise on the agencies. I'm not coming via any agency, as the offer has come directly from one of the well known reputed company and i'm not asked to pay any amount for my Visa.

I need one more clarification, since I'm not in the state, and expected to be arrive Dublin around the month of April, how do I approach renting of the house ? I understand viewing is essential and it is always recommended to sign the contract only after viewing. However, since out-of-country, what would be the best option ? Kindly advise.

Thanks

Hi again.

My advice is something like AirBnb; using that for a month will enable you and your wife to look around.  If you have the money, I've used the Red Cow Hotel in the past - perhaps they will do you a deal for a longer-term rental.  Alternatively, perhaps your new employer has a corporate arrangement locally - ask them.

Hope this helps.

Cynic
Expat Team

Hi Cynic,

Thanks for your suggestions. I will look on the rental options and if there any more clarifications will ask you. Thanks for your help again.

Hi shankarr_u

While renting in Dublin is going to be very expensive, I think the real problem is gong to be finding somewhere to rent.  Every week there are reports on the radio here of people queuing to view accommodation which it is put up for rent and some people simply accepting and paying deposits sight unseen. 

I think you should have a long chat with the HR Manager in your new company to get a full and realistic view of the housing market in Dublin.  At least you will be arriving with your eyes wide open.

Sorry to be so pessimistic but that is the reality of the housing market in Dublin at the moment.

let me know if you have any other questions
Thanks
Sean

Hi Sean,

Many thanks for taking time to respond my query. Sure, I will discuss with my employer to find out the best way. If cost of renting within Dublin is expensive and quite queuing, could you suggest me any other county which I can commute to work little outside from Dublin. My work place is going to be in Dublin 12.  Does the county also have the same problem of waiting periods for the renting ? or it is little better ? Please advise.   

Regards,
Shankar.R

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