Quality of Life & Affordability

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    Quality of Life & Affordability


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Disposable Income


People living in Limerick enjoy an excellent quality of life combined with low cost living. Recent CSO data shows that Limerick is the only Irish city, outside of Dublin, where disposable income is greater than the national average. At €21,979 per capita, disposable income in Limerick is now at its highest level since 2008 (€22,300).

Residential Rental Costs Limerick

Residential Rental Costs

44% lower

Limerick boasts a high quality stock of housing which is much more affordable than other parts of the county - rent prices in Limerick are over 44% lower when compared with Dublin*. Limerick city dwellers spend just 30% of their after-tax income on rent compared to 55% of take-home pay for Dublin occupants. (*Residential Tenancies Board, Rent Index Q3 2017)

Living in Limerick


Most affordable place to buy a home

Limerick was named the 4th most affordable place to buy a home in an International Housing Affordability Survey of 297 cities across nine countries carried out by Demographia


Average commute time

24 minutes

Commute times to work are much lower in Limerick than in the rest of the country with two-thirds of the working population travelling to work in less than thirty minutes.


Happy Workforce


of professionals who moved to the Mid-West for career opportunities are much happier with their location and 72% said they now have a better balance between their working and home lives. (Mid-West Relocation Survey)

Wild Atlantic Way Gateway


Adding some city style to the Wild Atlantic Way, Limerick is an ideal, central, convenient and multi-faceted base from which you can explore the very best of the breathtaking route.

Limerick Riverfestival Village

Living in Limerick

Renowned for the breathtaking beauty of its lush green countryside and its vibrant riverside city, Limerick’s location offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a quality of life where city and country living co-exist harmoniously.

The city is liveable with quality affordable and available housing stock, which offers easy access to both coast and country.

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Limerick City and County Council,
Civic Buildings, Merchant's Quay, Limerick