Most and Least Expensive European Cities
The Celtic Tiger has been tamed by the same sort of debt crisis impacting Spain, Portugal, and Greece. While not a cheap destination, Dublin is now much more affordable than in recent years. Admission to many major attractions (Dublinia, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol) costs $10 or less.
- Average 2010 hotel rate: $131 (down 9 percent)
- Price of beer (pint): $5.84–$7.79
- Two-mile taxi ride: $11.11
- State Department 2011 per diem: $452 (down 9 percent)