The cost of living in Ireland is higher than most European countries as rising inflation and higher taxes hit consumers on the double.
A price survey by the Irish Independent shows that customers here are paying more for everything from new cars and iPhones to concert tickets and takeaways.
While the cost of living has become a key political battleground across Europe, Irish consumers are paying up to 40pc more for some basic products and services when compared with our EU and UK counterparts.
Spiralling inflation, at rates not experienced since the Celtic Tiger era, will make Ireland the most expensive country within the EU by 2026 if current trends continue.
Read the full report on www.independent.ie