Competitiveness gains

  • Inflation below the EU average since 2008
  • On-going relative competitiveness improvements
  • According to "Cost of City Rankings" Mercer 2015, Dublin is still less expensive than other cities like Zurich, London, Paris, and New York and Sydney.

Annual Inflation EU & Ireland

 2004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Ireland2.32.22.72.93.1-1.7-1.61.21.9.5.3.31.3
EU272.32.32.32.43.712.13.12.61.5.6.21.4
Source: Eurostat, * European Commission Winter Forecast, 2015