Dublin is many things, but it isn’t cheap. You can literally buy a tropical island for less than the price of a 3 bedroom home in Dublin, but we try to lessen the expense of living in the city by finding cheap spots to eat. However, tourists don’t have that kind of knowledge and fall into tourist traps all of the time.
We’ve all seen them wandering around the city, buying a pint of Guinness for prices that make everybody else wince. However, apparently, it’s not just a lack of insight into the city that costs tourists an arm and a leg to visit. Money.co.uk looked at all of the cities in Europe and Dublin was the most expensive to visit for a number of reasons.
The factors considered include the costs of travel, admission to attractions, the cost of a meal, an Airbnb, and even the cost of wine. On average it will set you back £252.88 per night (€304.890). That’s pretty shocking, even for the Secret Dublin team who write about Airbnbs a lot.
This is far more expensive than even the second most expensive city on the list, Prague. Don’t let the cheap booze in Prague fool you because an Airbnb will cost you £210 a night (€244.69), although it’ll still be cheaper than staying somewhere in Dublin!
We all know that attractions in Dublin can be very expensive, averaging around £20.83 (€24.27) per person, per attraction. This makes Dublin the third most expensive city for tourists when it comes to attractions, behind only London (£29.90) and Zurich (£23.18).
The cheapest city to visit in Europe is Istanbul, where the total costs add up to £68.28, compared to Dublin’s £299.73. Istanbul’s closely followed by Thessaloniki in Greece and Berlin in Germany, so we know where we’ll be headed for a cheap break!