Is that easy to start a new life in Ireland, Dublin? Yes and No.

YES, it’s very easy, if you are not picky .

NO, as Dublin is:

– a money eating city, very expensive [one of the 15 most expensive cities in the world]. So it may burn all your savings before you find a decent job ;

it’s very hard to find a decent place to live in [a very average room in an average apartment/house may get more than 1thousand view requests in few hours, personal experience];

– under a growing pressure because of people coming from other Countries [now also from UK for Brexit reasons,+119%] to make some money.

The guy in the main picture has not been picky, but I don’t know which kind of life he can afford in Dublin, as sandwich man doing advertising. I hope he saved at least his axs and dignity… as some Irish landlord is even offering room rent for sex

The apartments of the same building I live at the moment, had a rent increase of +40% in less than 2 years, even considering the “two-year rent freeze” introduced by Government in December 2015.

For my double room [I use as single] plus bathroom en suite I pay 700.00 EUR/month, excluding the bills. So considering the “safety rule of thirds”, my salary should be at least a x3 on the rent [so at least 2100 EUR] to have a comfortable life and some kind of saving. This also considering I am an expat, so I regularly spend good money on flights to stay with my parents [which are getting older and weaker] in my homeland…

Ok, my bedroom could be shared with someone else, as my bed can be split, but as I am close to 40s, I don’t see the point to work and pay as an adult but sharing a bedroom as a teenager in a summer camp…

   That’s so funny… In western Europe we spent so much time conceptualizing on third world countries’ life conditions, about poor human kinds who has nothing to eat nor a glass of clean water to drink, that now we are not able to admit that a rushing and blind capitalism makes life “complicated” to people who earn 30 thousands EUR/year or more…  

People who should just enjoy life, struggling with the fear of losing the place they have on rent, to lose their job or whatever else … So that’s the trick of places like Dublin and their internal markets…

“The trick is not to be hated..I treat my men good, but not to good…Cause then if i give them too much then they don’t need me…I give them just enough where they need me but they don’t hate me” ….  A Bronx tale, Sonny.