Is Dublin really cheaper than London anymore?

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Dublin, the heart of Ireland, bustling streets, busy night-life, great craic.

One thing Dublin doesn’t have to offer in abundance however is accommodation.

From working the Dublin IT scene for what feels like a lifetime, it was an issue that came up time and time again. Candidates find great opportunities. Move to Dublin and after the 4-week honeymoon, are still having difficulties securing accommodation.

Initially it was due to Landlords being extra cautious with no previous rental history in Dublin sometimes even in Ireland. But as the ‘tech hub’ has grown the available accommodation hasn’t. It is not uncommon to have up to 10 people viewing a property in a 30-minute window.

The local universities are producing some fantastic talent. However most opportunities available require experience. With most companies availing of the influx of developers relocating from central Europe and further afield over the last number of years to help fill what is an ever growing skills gap in the market.

The accommodation crisis is something that has been ongoing in Dublin for some time. This is now affecting the growth of the Dublin Tech Scene. The majority of the pain is being felt by start-up’s not being able to offer relocation packages, however even with multinationals having such packages on offer they too are starting to feel the pinch.

London however is a different kettle of fish, yes there is the grey cloud of Brexit however that is not for a few years yet, and from what I can see it has not affected the number of great opportunities or relocating developers, available in the market at the moment.

Frontend in particular React.JS, iOS & Android Developers topping the bills with most sought after skillsets.

Yes London is known as an expensive city, however in today’s market it is on par with the prices you see in Dublin.

According to Numbeo you require £4,480.53 in London to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with €4,500.00 in Dublin.

A pint of Beer for example, £5 in London, €5 in Dublin.

The differentiating factor is that there isn’t an accommodation crisis in London, the majority of the cranes seen in the Dublin Skyline are commercial builds in comparison to the abundance of properties, a fantastic public transportation system aswell as 5 International airports.

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