I hope you don't mind if I butt in on this, but there are
some minor points which differ for foreigners...well,
mainly the tax thing.
--- "John P . Looney" <valen at tuatha.org> wrote:
> A one-bedroom apartment is around £600 a month. You can get
> two bedroom
> ones for around £650, and three bedroom ones for £850 -
> these all differ,
Compared to *my* home country, apartments are real darn
expensive, so is hardware, but the rest is quite nice.
Sidetrack:Where do I look for one-bedroom apartments? Or even
two-bedroom apartments? Is there some place where there are
more two-bedroom apts. than the rest of Dublin?
> that's a help. Eating out is slightly expensive; it's
> difficult to get a
Oh, yuk. It's possible to get fed at half that even in Norway!
Groceries are OK, though.
> You can get a one-week bus & rail ticket for £16. It's
If you don't need rail, we're talking less. Some employers
offer transportation to work for low or no fee.
> specialists. Tax, like everywhere is annoying - it's 52% of
> income above
> £11,000, 7.5% below £11,000, though if you are self-employed
> (as in, a
> contractor), you also have to pay an extra 12.5% "Employers
> PRSI" tax.
The system I'm under:
The first £5600 is not taxed in the first calculation.
The next £8400 are taxed 24%. Then 6% is deducted from the
total. If you earn above £14000, the system changes, and
you're basically more broke than before you passed 14k :(
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