## Dublin house prices compared to similar cities abroad

I recently read this article:

We compare prices of a three-bed in Dublin with similar homes in Europe

And what struck me is that while Dublin is indeed a capital... **it's certainly not comparable to the likes of London, Rome, Berlin and Paris! **

Let's just take a look at the approximate size of the population and the areas occupied by these cities (data found on Wikipedia).

If we consider the population, Dublin ***and county*** has 1,273,069 people, which is half of what just the *city* of Paris has, not even counting the urban area around it. In fact, if we count ***just*** the population of the city of Dublin it would be 553,165.

## Population

If we look at the area of the city of Dublin we can see that it's a bit larger than Paris (+7%), however, if we consider the total urban area, Dublin hardly compares with its 318 km2, to the 2,845 km2 that Paris occupies.

## Urban Area

Lastly, there are several resources that indicate that Dublin's wealth is lower than the other capitals, e.g.:

Urban Europe — statistics on cities, towns and suburbs — the dominance of capital cities

List of metropolitan areas in the European Union by GDP

Now, let's look at the prices for a 3-bed house listed in the Irish Times' article: the listed price for a house in Dublin is **HIGHER** than a similar house in London! And this is just the listed price - it's a foregone conclusion that it'll increase due to the bidding.