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You'd Have To Work 122 Hours A Week To Afford A One-Bed Apartment In This Dublin Suburb

By mariemadden

June 26, 2017 at 3:47pm

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We all know how expensive it is to rent in Dublin and the rising cost of living in Ireland's capital is slowly putting it beyond the reach of those in low-income jobs.

New research by Dublin Inquirer has shown that people would have to work over 100 hours a week at minimum wage to afford to live in many of the city's neighbourhoods.

According to the site's figures, someone would have to work 122 hours a week to rent a one-bedroom apartment in D18 (Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown), 121 hours in Dublin 4 and Dublin 2.

While prices were lower on the Northside, they still remain extremely prohibitive - with people needing to work 102 hours to obtain a one-bed In D1, 94 for D9 and 88 for D18.

You can see the full breakdown here.

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