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    The city, which is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland, is located in the south west of Ireland, in the province of Munster. The area of the city stands at 187km2 hosting a population of 417,211 people according to the most recent census of 2016.

    The different ethnic groups are divided into: Irish, British, Polish and Lithuanians residents, all of which are represented in line with the rest of Ireland ethnic groups.

    The name Cork comes from the Celtic language “Gaelic Corcaigh” meaning “marshy place”. Cork was given up to the English King when the Norman had invaded Ireland in 1172. After the English invasion to the region, stonewalls were erected around Cork.

    The city was founded during 915 and 922, when the settlers formed a trading community. The founder of Cork was “St Finbar” in the 7th century. Firstly, he established an abbey there.” St Finbar (saint)” was a Bishop of Cork an abbot of a monastery.

    Cork is the culinary capital of Ireland having an impressive English Market. Cork is a safe city as crimes are in general in decrease, and the majority of its community is really very concerned if somebody was assaulted or raided.

    The people of Cork are genuinely caring and compassionate if anything bad takes place, although they do not know the attacked ones, they are always ready to give help and stand by the side of the innocent.


    Living Expenses in Cork

    An international student estimated monthly living expenses are $980 (850 P), without rent. Cork is considered less expensive than New York, without rent by 23 %.

    Living Expenses in Cork in Pounds



    Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

    15.00 €

    Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

    70.00 €

    McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)

    8.25 €

    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

    5.00 €

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    5.35 €

    Cappuccino (regular)

    3.49 €

    Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)

    1.77 €

    Water (0.33 liter bottle)

    1.44 €




    Milk (regular), (1 liter)

    1.00 €

    Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)

    1.55 €

    Rice (white), (1kg)

    1.38 €

    Eggs (regular) (12)

    3.17 €

    Local Cheese (1kg)

    7.83 €

    Chicken Fillets (1kg)

    7.75 €

    Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)

    10.09 €

    Apples (1kg)

    2.27 €

    Banana (1kg)

    1.60 €

    Oranges (1kg)

    2.03 €

    Tomato (1kg)

    2.55 €

    Potato (1kg)

    1.74 €

    Onion (1kg)

    1.01 €

    Lettuce (1 head)

    0.93 €

    Water (1.5 liter bottle)

    1.36 €

    Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

    10.00 €

    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)

    2.67 €

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    3.40 €

    Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)

    14.10 €




    One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

    2.50 €

    Monthly Pass (Regular Price)

    80.00 €

    Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

    4.10 €

    Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)

    2.00 €

    Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

    25.00 €

    Gasoline (1 liter)

    1.46 €

    Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)

    28,000.00 €

    Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)

    30,428.57 €


    Utilities (Monthly)


    Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment

    155.35 €

    1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)

    0.30 €

    Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)

    44.31 €


    Sports And Leisure


    Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult

    45.53 €

    Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)

    19.75 €

    Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

    11.50 €




    Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child

    931.25 €

    International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child

    8,560.00 €


    Clothing And Shoes


    1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)

    74.32 €

    1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)

    35.00 €

    1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)

    79.43 €

    1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes

    92.06 €


    Rent Per Month


    Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre

    1,202.59 €

    Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre

    1,018.85 €

    Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre

    2,007.20 €

    Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre

    1,543.54 €


    Buy Apartment Price


    Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre

    3,401.87 €

    Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre

    2,476.62 €


     The Culture of Cork

    The cultural characteristics of Cork are shown through libraries, museums, theatres, music and dance schools and art hubs. In addition, there are lots of activities from opera to street arts. Because of the thriving culture and art, concerts shows, exhibitions of multiple types, there are always celebrated events here.

    Thousands of people took to the streets of Cork to celebrate the start of Cork’s in having been as European Capital of Culture. President “Mary McAleese” was in place to release their programme of activities on the 8th of January, 2005.

    The Cork Jazz Festival is popular around the world, so Cork City is several numbers of activities on a cultural attitude, besides many other festivals celebrated every year. The hub of culture was built by the city’s council where you can find archives and libraries, local and oral history, folklore, genealogy (line of races)… For Culture Night, there are different venues and organizers who have invented more than 100 events considered a true testament to the innovation and dedication of the Arts Sector in the City of Cork.


    Weather and the Environment in Cork

    In Cork, the winters are long, chilly, and humid with clouds seen mostly, accompanied with blows of winds. The summer days are really nice, and the sky is partially cloudy. With the course of months, the levels of temperature normally fluctuate between 60C (390F) to 240C (660F). Levels of temperature are seldom to be below 20C (320F) or more than 290C (730F).

    The council of the city is trying to sustain the development of environment by checking the amount of pollution in the air and the percentages of contamination in water, in addition to many services related to environment sustainability.


     Working in Cork

    On the span of 25 weeks, students take classes for 15 hours a week; Students who have a valid visa will be allowed to work for 40 hours a week only during months of: June, July, August and September, and from 15 December till 15 January inclusively. Out of these times students are allowed to work for 20 hours a week.

    Cork is a good place to study for the young, solely as the city is bursting with an energetic young generation; undoubtedly, students will never lack opportunities to find jobs.

    The Council of Cork are interested in helping international students by expanding existing skill-sets via enrolling in training programmes, or gaining extra experience. The students are offered flexible working hours and the council try to make it easy for students find part-time job along with taking various circumstances of students. Job Vacancies are advertised on our website and data is available also on some of the multiple roles that can be detected below:

    Careers in Cork City Council

    International students and according to their type of visa are allowed to work for 20  hours a week as long as they are committed to their full-time study at university in Cork, and for unlimited hours during holidays and university breaks.

     The Areas and Districts of Cork

    The Cork City is divided into following regions:

    • Blarney Macroom Municipal District
    • Fermoy Municipal District
    • Kanturk Mallow Municipal District
    • Cobh Municipal District
    • Ballincollig Carrigaline Municipal District
    • East Cork Municipal District
    • Bandon Kinsale Municipal District
    • West Cork Municipal District 

    The Universities in Cork

    • University College Cork: It is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland established in Cork in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges in Belfast, Cork and Galway.
    • Cork Institute of Technology

    Universities in Cork / Ireland

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