Here's how Dublin, Cork and Belfast compare to the most expensive cities in Europe 5 years ago

Here's how Dublin, Cork and Belfast compare to the most expensive cities in Europe

An updated cost of living index released by website Expatistan has revealed how Dublin, Belfast and Cork compared to Europe's other most expensive cities.

The index is designed in such a way that each city is given a score compared to a central reference point (which happens to be Prague) - so if a city's score is 110, then that city is 10% more expensive than Prague.

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Switzerland's Zurich tops the list of Europe's most expensive cities with a whopping score of 284, but Ireland's cities are by no means cheap.

Dublin is ranked 14 overall, between Brighton and Stockholm, with a score of 208. Cork was slightly further down the list at 28 with a score of 168 - tied with Munich in Germany. Belfast also features at number 33, with a score of 163, one spot ahead of Brussels.

The top 10 included five Swiss cities:

1. Zurich

2. London

3. Geneva

4. Basel

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5. Lausanne

6. Bern

7. Oslo

8. Copenhagen

9. Reykjavik

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10. Amsterdam