The national minimum wage in Ireland is currently €9.55/hour and many participants earn between €10 and €16/hour.
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Additional Costs to Consider
- Travel medical insurance: The Working Holiday Authorization requires that you have insurance during your program - we will gladly suggest a few options
- Visa: Included in price of 5-month program; an additional $360 for the 12-month program.
- Irish Residence Permit (IRP) to be obtained once you arrive: €300.
- Savings to support yourself in Ireland: Access to $4,000 is the general requirement, though you may not spend this much.
How much does housing cost in Ireland?
To meet friends and save money most people look to share an apartment or flat. This way rent can be kept to around $150/week or so, and less in places like Cork or Galway. If you plan to stay in Dublin, the neighborhoods of Ranelagh and Rathmines are popular options. Keep in mind that it's easy to find apartments that are furnished (except for bed linens, etc.), and it's also easy to find housing upon arrival. We recommend this so that you can meet landlords in person.
Homestays are becoming increasingly popular among Irish families as well and can sometimes help save money.