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Simply enter your annual or monthly income into the salary calculator above to find out how taxes in Ireland affect your income. You'll then get a breakdown of your total tax liability and take-home pay.

Salary Before Tax
your total earnings before any taxes have been deducted. Also known as Gross Income.
Salary After Tax
the money you take home after all taxes and contributions have been deducted. Also known as Net Income.

Want to learn what lifestyle you can expect with your salary in Dublin? Find out if you'll need the luck of the Irish to get by in Ireland's thriving capital city in our complete Cost of Living in Dublin guide.

Income Tax Breakdown

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Total Tax Due
the sum of all taxes and contributions that will be deducted from your gross salary.

The deductions used in the calculator assume you are not married and have no dependants. You may pay less if tax credits or other deductions apply.

Taxation in Ireland

Irish Income Tax
is a progressive tax, with two tax bands: a standard rate of 20%, which applies to lower income levels and a standard tax band of 40%, which applies to higher wages. The threshold between these two rates depends on the personal circumstances of the individual.
Universal Social Charge (USC)
is a progressive tax applied on the gross income, after certain capital allowances, but before pension contributions. Individuals that earn less than 12012 EUR per year are exempt from the Universal Social Charge.
Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI)
is a tax payable on the gross income after deducting pension contributions. PRSI is only applicable to salaries higher than 5000 EUR per year.

The information presented here is based on the fiscal regulations in Ireland in 2022. For a detailed breakdown of the Irish tax system visit our new Tax Calculator for Ireland page.

Cost of Living in Dublin

The median pre-tax pay in Dublin is 3,333 EUR per month. According to the results of our survey, a single person on this salary and with no dependants could afford to:

  • rent a room in a shared flat or house
  • have a standard lifestyle, affording to go out a few times per week

For more information, including details on how Dublin compares to other cities in Ireland, check out our dedicated Cost of Living page.

Financial Facts About Ireland

The average monthly net salary in the Republic of Ireland is around 3000 EUR, with a minimum income of 1774.50 EUR per month. This places Ireland on the 8th place in the International Labour Organisation statistics for 2012, after United Kingdom, but before France.

The taxation in Ireland is usually done at the source, through a pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) system. Taxes are deducted monthly from the gross salary by the employers on behalf of the employees. The amount of tax depends on the income and personal circumstances of the individual and it includes: the income tax, Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) and the Universal Social Charge (USC). Self-employed individuals are responsible for paying their own taxes through a Self Assessment system.

Tourism is one of the biggest contributors to the Irish economy. Renowned for its lively pubs and its charming countryside, Ireland is praised as one of the friendliest countries in the world. More than 7 million people visit the Emerald Isle every year, about 1.6 times more than the country's entire population.

Dublin is the capital of Ireland and its largest city. As the country's economic hub, Dublin is home to a large number of international companies, including: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Hewlett Packard, Accenture, CRH, and PepsiCo.

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The information provided on this site is intended for informational purposes only.
Please consult a qualified specialist such as an accountant or tax advisor for any major financial decisions.