Belfast Telegraph

Dublin not on top 10 list of most costly cities to live

By Ellie Donnelly

The average person will have to work for just under 18 minutes to afford a Big Mac in Dublin.

In comparison, someone in New York will work an average of just over 15 minutes in order to afford the McDonald's burger, a report from Swiss Bank UBS has found.

To afford the iPhone X, the average worker in Dublin will have to work for just over 87 hours, while in New York the average employee will work for 54 hours before being able to afford the phone.

And despite being in the midst of a housing crisis, Dublin does not feature in the top 10 most expensive major cities in the world, coming in as the 17th most expensive.

It also features in 17th position for purchasing power.

The Swiss financial hub of Zurich remains the world's most expensive major city and Egypt's capital Cairo the cheapest.

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