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If you're fed up of paying the rent this Christmas, we are going to depress you a little bit more.

The average rent according to Daft is now an eye-watering €1,968 a month.

Since rent prices have officially gone mad, we've decided to compile a list of some ridiculously expensive items you could buy for the same price.

These luxuries are so extra, even those with money to burn would think twice before splurging. 

Stretch viscose jacket Gucci €1,790

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Five nights in New York for Christmas €1,398

Mulberry Bayswater Medium Handbag €1,295.00

Canon EOS 6D Mark II €1,888.99

Crystal Double G necklace €1,890

Apple MacBook Air Intel Core i5 13" 8GB/256GB Laptop €1,629.99

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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VIP ticket to Coachella 2019 €1,205

Matilda 20 Foot Drop Keel Yacht €1,495

GDP-300 Digital Grand Piano with Stool €1,707.00

Lady's Raymond Weil Parsifal Gold Bracelet Watch €1,495.00

DJI Phantom 4 Pro v2.0 €1,999.99

Versace Icon Medium Quilted Bag €1,790.00

Buy Ralph the Llama (£1,000.00) €1,122.61

Rent a Private Island for five days  €1,740

P.S. if you end up spending your rent money on any of these items, we take no responsibility – we'll see you on the yacht, happy sailing.

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So, if you've tried looking for a place to rent in Dublin over the past year or two, you'll know that the market of having a bit of a meltdown. 

If you're anything like us, outrageous rents and cramped bedsits have you thinking the grass truly is greener on the other side – and well, quite simply, the answer is yes. 

Seeing as most businesses are based in the capital, many of us are forced to pay extortionate prices for a place close to work, but it's shocking how have your paycheck can stretch when you look a little further afield. 

From the most to least expensive, here's a price comparison of two bedroom apartments in 10 locations across the country.  

Dublin

Mount St. Anne's, Milltown, Dublin 6

Price per month: €2,500

Wicklow 

The Mapels, Diamond Valley, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Price per month: €1,527

Cork 

DEERPARK OFF FRIARS WALK, Cork City, Co. Cork

Price per month: €1,200

Louth 

Park Way Grange Rath, Drogheda, Co. Louth, A92 D433

Price per month: €1,200

Galway

Eyre Square Centre Townhouses, Galway City, Co. Galway

Price per month: €1,170

Limerick

Lansdowne Hall, Limerick City, Co. Limerick

Price per month: €1,150

Kilkenny 

Ashgrove, Parcnagowan, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, R95 WD32

Price per month: €950

Westmeath 

25 Marlinstown Park, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Price per month: €950

Waterford

35, Penrose Court, Penrose Lane, Waterford City, Co. Waterford

Price per month: €750

Roscommon 

The Oaks, Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon

Price per month: €400

 

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Irish rent prices are at an all time high, according to a new report from rental site Daft.ie.

According to the new report into the housing market, the average price of rent nationwide is €1131.00.

The average cost of renting a home has increased by €134.00 a month over the last year, according to The Irish Times. 

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Dublin rents have increased the most year-on-year. 

'Market rents in Dublin, for example, are now 66 per cent higher than at their lowest point. Outside Dublin, rents have risen 41 per cent' reads the report.

Rent in South Dublin now sits at an average €1,784.00, €1,690.00 in the city centre and €1,553.00 on the North side.

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People in short term or one-year leases are also at a disadvantage, according to the report. 

'Since 2013, market rents nationally have risen by just over 50 per cent.'

'However, sitting rents have increased by just 27 per cent. In other words, those who have stayed in the same lease have enjoyed a discount relative to market rents, with rents increasing by just half the increase seen on the market.'

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In Connacht, Galway City is the most expensive place to live, with the average price of renting a bedroom sitting at €441.00, an increase of 8.9 per cent.

In Munster, Cork City Centre is the priciest place to call home, with the average price of a room being €492.00, an increase of 9 per cent. 

Dublin continues to be the most expensive place to live in the country, with rents 15 per cent above Celtic Tiger high. 

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Over the weekend, a shabby one-bed apartment was listed on popular property website, daft.ie.

Located in Dublin's north inner city, the "charming" home was seemingly located in "a sought after red brick Victorian terrace". The description went on to state that "four rent increases in three years indicates how desirable" the offering was.

"The very small floor area makes this a wonderful example of creative design. This property boasts a wonderful community spirit with communal laundry and shower facilities shared with numerous other tenants."

Dublin's rent crisis has been well documented in recent months; as Central Bank regulations narrow the numbers getting mortgages, the rental market has swelled – sometimes pushing the most vulnerable into homelessness.

Indeed, on closer inspection, this was the message behind this particular daft.ie post. 

"Homelessness has reached critical levels," it continued. 

"In July 2016 there were 6,525 men, women and children homeless in Ireland. It can be something small that forces someone out of their home but it could also be something small that helps get them back on their feet.

"Find out more at svp.ie/hiddenhomeless."

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Struggling to find a gaf in Dublin?  Oh, we hear ya.

Between the Internet, an improving minimum wage and decent public transport links you would think that finding a place to live in the country’s capital shouldn’t be overly taxing.

But if this latest gem on Daft.ie is anything to go by, that assumption is nothing short of being completely and utterly bonkers.

 

According to this Daft ad, a nicely furnished double ensuite room in the popular village of Ranelagh will cost you a cool €1,250 a month BEFORE you pay any of your bills.

Granted the room is located only four minutes from the closest Luas stop and is part of a recently restored Georgian house which “boasts all mod cons”, but is that really enough to justify paying €15,000 per year to share a decent house with two other people?

 

Sadly this situation is quickly becoming the new normal as late last month a Daft report revealed that rents nationwide have now surpassed what they were during the Celtic Tiger era.

The report suggested that renting in the capital will now cost you 5.2 percent more than it would have in early 2008 and since landlords are taking full advantage of this situation, is it any wonder you could end up paying well over a grand a month for a house share?

So if you find yourself going completely daft as you search through, well, Daft, just know that you are by no means alone.

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It's most definitely no secret that rents in Dublin tend to be sky-high compared to the rest of the country.

In fact, there are only three locations among all of Dublin's LUAS and DART lines that you can expect to pay under €1,000 per month in total for a two-bed apartment.

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Yes, if you're on a budget, your best bet is waaaay out at the far end of the Red LUAS line, at Cheerverstown, Fettercairn or Citywest. Not exactly the most accessible spots.

Daft's new Dublin Rent Rail Map is the first to categorise rent prices based on the closest rail stop, and it definitely throws up a few shockers.

For example, the most expensive spot on the map is not a coastal two-bed on the DART line or around the shopping haven that is Stephen's Green – it is in fact at the IFSC end of the Red LUAS line.

For a two-bed apartment near Spencer Dock you can expect to shell out a whopping €1,802 on average – that's €901 per room each month.

Other pricey spots include Charlemont and Milltown on the LUAS Green Line, plus Tara Street in the city centre.

And if you're a beach lover who's looking to rent along the DART line, you'll pay a premium in Sandymount and Dalkey (both over €1,700), but can expect to find cheaper pads in Bray and Portmarnock, where rents are closer to €1,200.

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