How is Life in Dublin Ranking Within Europe?

Ranking a city requires the accumulation and sorting of a huge amount of information. You need to take into consideration living expenses, safety, things to do, job prospects and much more. Other factors you need to take into consideration include education, weather and transport. Compiling all of these factors allows you to see how a city ranks in comparison with others. Dublin is ranking as a great place to live and work within Europe.

Ranking Dublin at Eldron

Dublin now ranks as one of the top 10 most reputable cities in Europe. Here at Eldron, we love our ‘Dooblin’ (Dublin). We obviously would rank our capital the best city in the world, not just in Europe. All the factors of our great city such as the nightlife, the city centre, sports, and attractions make a city you just can’t help but love. 

We love a good Guinness or Irish whisky on a night out. We love our sports especially rugby and Gaelic sports. And you can’t forget about the great bars and clubs around the city. 

One of the most helpful resources is the EDCi, The European Digital City index. It was last completed in 2016, so there will be some variables between then and now, especially given the high level of development within the city.

Dublin Hapenny Bridge


Living in Dublin

A crucial factor in ranking a city is how good it is to live in. This ranking takes into account all other aspects including job rankings and financial ranking. This is because all of these factors add up to shape everyday life.  In 2016 the EDCi had Dublin ranking in the top third for Culture & Recreation. 

2016 was a long time ago and a lot of things have changed around the city that would increase this ranking. The city is full of culture, especially its nightlife with the Temple Bar District being a must-see. With many traditional bars and pubs around the city that are always full of life, your nights out will never be the same.

There are also many attractions and the city including the famous Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, Jamesons Distillery, Ha’Penny Bridge, Viking Tours, and the Book of Kells at Trinity College. All these attractions plus more make the city a great place to live, with many things to do for all of the family. Take the kids on a Viking tour during the day and then treat yourself to a relaxing Guinness in one of the great bars.

The one massive downfall to Dublin and is quite damaging to its living ranking is its housing crisis. This pulls the living rank within the city down by a lot of numbers. That is why we are here to help you out.

Overall the city is a wonderful place to be, and finding a perfect home is not as difficult as our may think, especially with our help.


Dublin’s Job Market

Ireland and in particular has a growing job market. Ever since the collapse of 2008, Ireland’s economy has been recovering. The job market has increased in size, in particular the pharmaceuticals, food products, technology and ICT sectors. Many massive companies such as Apple, Google, IBM and Microsoft have chosen to settle in Ireland instead of the rest of Europe.

In some sectors within Ireland there are job shortages. In particular the Business, Engineering, IT, Healthcare, Hospitality and transport sectors are suffering in terms of the amount of workers they need. Therefore if you are skill based in any of these sectors, finding a job in Dublin might be a little easier for you. During the summer months, finding a temporary job might be easier due to the increase in tourism. 


Dublin’s European Financial Ranking

With the rise in the job market in Ireland, it is only inevitable that Dublin also has good financial status. From 2017-2018 the Irish economy has grown by over 7% and it seems like it will continue to grow. The unemployment rate in Ireland has continued to drop since the economy crash in 2008 and is at its lowest rates since 2007. The minimum wage has also had a steady incline. Ireland ranks as one of Europe’s top and healthiest economies.

Activities in Dublin- Guinness



Overall, we would have Dublin ranking as one of the best places to live in Europe. But we will always rank Ireland as our number 1 spot, especially in terms of everything you can do and the job prospects, especially in certain sectors. For job prospects in the ICT and Technology sectors, Ireland ranks as a top place to work. 

Ireland ranks within Europe’s top 10 countries to live and work in.Usually many countries would rank really well in one part of the country, such as their economy or job prospects, but would drop within other places. This is not the case with Ireland, thus making it an ideal place to live.

If you are thinking about making the move to Dublin, or are considering buying property here, why not fill out our contact form for a free consultation?

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