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The Average Rent In Every College Area In Ireland Makes Worrying Reading

The Average Rent In Every College Area In Ireland Makes Worrying Reading

A report has just come out explaining just how feckin' ridiculous renting prices in Ireland are getting at the moment. The average rent nationwide is at an all-time high at €1131 per month. Daft.ie have just released an interesting and worrying report all to do with renting in Ireland.

To make the whole thing more relevant we've included the average rent prices for university and college towns all over Ireland. This is handy for new college students so they've an idea what to expect in the coming years.

Understandably, rent in the capital and in the cities is going to be significantly higher than in more rural areas. Bear in mind, this is just an average and can also go down if you share the house with other people.

UCD*

1 bed: €1738 per month

2 bed: €2006 per month

3 bed:  €2286 per month

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4 bed: €2554 per month

5 bed: €2666 per month

*based off Dublin 4 stats

 

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DCU*

1 bed: €1217 per month

2 bed: €1413 per month

3 bed: €1690 per month

4 bed: €1853 per month

5 bed:  €2005 per month

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*based off Dublin 9 stats

 

Trinity*

1 bed: €1621 per month

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2 bed: €1925 per month

3 bed: €2300 per month

4 bed: €2695 per month

5 bed: €3141 per month

*based off Dublin 2 stats

 

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Waterford IT* 

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1 bed: €560 per month

2 bed: €638 per month

3 bed: €764 per month

4 bed: €837 per month

5 bed: €906 per month

*based off Waterford City stats

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Limerick IT/UL/Mary Immaculate*

1 bed: €655 per month

2 bed: €746 per month

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3 bed: €893 per month

4 bed: €978 per month

5 bed: €1059 per month

*based off Limerick City stats

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Letterkenny IT*

1 bed: €425 per month

2 bed: €486 per month

3 bed: €581 per month

4 bed: €637 per month

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5 bed: €689 per month

*based off Co. Donegal stats

 

Athlone IT*

1 bed: €542 per month

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2 bed: €633 per month

3 bed: €757 per month

4 bed: €830 per month

5 bed: €898 per month

*based off Co. Westmeath stats

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NUI Maynooth*

1 bed: €804 per month

2 bed: €938 per month

3 bed: €1122 per month

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4 bed: €1230 per month

5 bed: €1331 per month

*based off Co. Kildare stats

 

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IT Tralee*

1 bed: €453 per month

2 bed: €533 per month

3 bed: €638 per month

4 bed: €699 per month

5 bed: €756 per month

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*based off Co. Kerry stats

 

Dundalk IT*

1 bed: €700 per month

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2 bed: €817 per month

3 bed: €977 per month

4 bed: €1071 per month

5 bed: €1159 per month

*based off Co. Louth stats

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GMIT/NUIG*

1 bed: €735 per month

2 bed: €837 per month

3 bed: €1002 per month

4 bed: €1098 per month

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5 bed: €1188 per month

*based off Galway City stats

 

CIT/UCC

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1 bed: €836 per month

2 bed: €953 per month

3 bed: €1140 per month

4 bed: €1250 per month

5 bed: €1352 per month

*based off Cork City stats

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IT Sligo*

1 bed: €471 per month

2 bed: €539 per month

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3 bed: €645 per month

4 bed: €707 per month

5 bed: €765 per month

*based off Co. Sligo stats

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Carlow IT*

1 bed: €536 per month

2 bed: €625 per month

3 bed: €748 per month

4 bed: €820 per month

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5 bed: €887 per month

*based off Co. Carlow stats

Overall, rent has increased in pretty much every county, with rent now a whopping 10% higher than its 2008 peak. Although college accommodation always tends to be on the cheaper side of things, it's important to know that living in Ireland in the future may be rough enough for graduating students.

We don't even think a prayer from Mammy can help us.

 

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