Rents push Living Wage figure up to €11.90

A research group says housing costs for a worker on the Living Wage increased by an average of 10.9 per cent across the country in the last year, while in Dublin rent now accounts for effectively half of a single person’s minimum living costs

4th July, 2018
Rent rises outweigh falls in other living costs. Pic: RollingNews.ie

The group of researchers and academics, which is backed by a number of trade unions and social justice campaigning groups, says the rise in rents offset a fall in the overall cost of other essentials.

The cost of food, clothing, health insurance and transport all fell in 2018, according to the research, though the cost of home energy rose by just over 5 per cent.

The report says housing costs for a worker on the Living Wage...

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