Dublin (Ireland)

Dublin is the capital city of Ireland, and at the same time the largest city on the east coast of Ireland. The city's main attractions are its vibrant nightlife, its numerous historical sites (the area has always been inhabited since the 1700's), museums, and the famous Samuel Becket Bridge. More than one-third of the entire population of Ireland lives here, and especially during the summer months tourists increase the population of the area even more. Nevertheless, the city center is very compact and can be easily reached by foot from one end to the other. Dublin is a popular shopping town. Grafton Street is the largest commercial and trading center in the city. The city also has more than 600 pubs.

Population: 527,612
Beach : Yes
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: Yes
Official languages: English, Irish
Emergency numbers: 112, 999 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: G
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: If a service charge isn’t already included then a 10% tip is common when the service is good.
Time in destination: Oct 24, 2019, 3:01:12 AM

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Weather Forecast

Thu
24.10

Light rain showers

54°F

Fri
25.10

Heavy rain

46°F

Sat
26.10

Clear sky

43°F

Sun
27.10

Clear sky

48°F

Mon
28.10

Partly cloudy

48°F

Tue
29.10

Partly cloudy

50°F

Wed
30.10

Cloudy

52°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Many visitors worry about the Irish rain, and hold off on planning trips until summer, but the best time to visit Dublin is actually in April or May when the spring weather arrives, but the crowds stay manageable, or in October before the truly cold temperatures return.

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 41.5 46.2 36.7 12
February 41.9 46.6 37.0 10
March 43.9 49.8 38.1 11
April 46.4 52.9 39.7 10
May 50.9 57.7 44.1 10
June 55.8 62.8 48.7 10
July 59.7 66.7 52.7 9
August 59.2 66.2 52.2 10
September 55.6 62.1 49.1 10
October 50.7 56.3 45.0 11
November 45.0 50.4 39.7 11
December 43.0 47.5 38.3 12

More information: Dublin forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Dublin is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $66.45, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $257.44, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $75.53
  • Hotel (3 stars): $92.95
  • Hotel (4 stars): $134.19
  • Hotel (5 stars): $248.09
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $13.74
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $22.91
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $5.56
  • Meal, McDonalds: $8.90
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.68

More information: Dublin price level

Safety

Dublin has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 50.1 (a little better than United states average 49.0)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 71.2 (a little better than United states average 70.2)
  • Walking alone at night: 45.0 (better than United states average 41.1)

More information: Dublin safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe