It costs more to eat out in Dublin than in London or Paris

We all know how pricey Dublin can be, but this new survey has revealed the unthinkable – the bustling capital city is even more expensive to dine out in than London or Paris.

It costs more to eat out in Dublin than in London or Paris.

We’ve all noticed the climbing prices in Ireland, and in Dublin, where things are generally much more expensive, eating out has become a novelty now that prices have soared.

A new survey by casino promoter Bonusetu revealed that Dublin ranked as the third most expensive European city to dine out in.

Not only are Dublin’s restaurants some of the costliest on the continent, but the survey showed that they are even more expensive than the cities of London and Paris, which have always been assumed to be pricier. 

An expensive treat – Dublin was revealed as being more expensive to dine out than London or Paris

It costs more to eat out in Dublin than in London or Paris.
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Dining out in the capital may become a rare treat now that eating out in Dublin costs more than in London or Paris. In a recent study, Bonusetu ranked Dublin as the third most expensive city in Europe in terms of average cost for a three-course meal.

The study revealed that people dining out in the Irish capital could expect to pay at least €80 for a three-course meal for two people. Meanwhile over in London, the same will cost around €78, in Rome €70, and in Paris around €60.

Now that these stats have been unveiled, it’s likely that visitors and locals will think twice before dining out in Dublin.

It could be worse – there are more expensive places than Dublin

Copenhagen and Monaco are the most expensive places.

While the bad news is that it costs more to eat out in Dublin than in Paris or London, the study also showed that Dublin is not the most expensive place to enjoy a nice meal in a restaurant; in fact, Monaco and Copenhagen have even higher prices.

For example, you can expect to pay €100 in Monaco for a three-course meal for two people, while you need to plan a cost of €107 to afford a meal out in the Danish capital.

Dublin came in joint-third place with Luxembourg, a region known for being one of the most expensive places in the world to visit.

However, while other cities appeared to be more costly to dine out than Dublin, it is still mind-blowing to see the prices compared to other parts of Europe.

The foodie capital of Europe – the survey also revealed the best place to eat on the continent

Valletta is the best city for foodies.
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In addition to expense, Bonusetu’s survey also determined the best cities in Europe for foodies.

Valetta came out on top due to its abundance of eateries, Michelin Star restaurants, and vegan spots relative to its small size. The capital city of Malta achieved an index score of 78.36 out of 100. On average, a three-course meal in Valetta will cost diners €75.

By comparison, Dublin’s score in the index was 54.99/100, placing the Irish capital tenth on the list.

The full results were as follows:

  1. Valletta
  2. Paris
  3. Athens
  4. Brussels
  5. Lisbon
  6. London
  7. Amsterdam
  8. Madrid
  9. Monaco
  10. Dublin
  11. Berlin
  12. Stockholm
  13. Prague
  14. Budapest
  15. Vienna
  16. Rome
  17. Copenhagen
  18. Luxembourg
  19. Belgrade
  20. Warsaw

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