Offer in Dublin
Thread poster: Ayman Kamel

Ayman Kamel
Egypt
Local time: 19:59
English to Arabic
+ ...
Nov 23, 2015

Hi All,
I am being offered an in-house job in a game localization company with a salary of 20-25k euros per year.
would this salary be enough for relocation with my family and would be good for my kid's education.
Please advise.


 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:59
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Kid's Nov 24, 2015

Ayman Kamel wrote:

Hi All,
I am being offered an in-house job in a game localization company with a salary of 20-25k euros per year.
would this salary be enough for relocation with my family and would be good for my kid's education.
Please advise.


"Kid's" means you have one child. Is that correct?

You may find this website useful:

http://www.livinginireland.ie/en/education/

Quote

"Every child in Ireland is entitled to free, state-run primary and post-primary education. Attendance at full-time education is compulsory for all children between six and sixteen years of age."

State education in Ireland is very good.

[Edited at 2015-11-24 11:19 GMT]


 

Asta Arminen (X)  Identity Verified

Local time: 18:59
Finnish to English
+ ...
Dublin is expensive Nov 24, 2015

The salary on offer sounds low if you need to support a family on it.

Consider this if you need to pay for childcare:
http://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/latest-news/working-parents-need-to-be-earning-30000-just-to-cover-childcare-costs-30879215.html

Rents are also high, and getting higher.

Some idea of the cost of living in Dublin:
http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/city_result.jsp?country=Ireland&city=Dublin

As Tom said, education is good here and Ireland is a good place to live – if you can afford it!


 

philgoddard
United States
Member (2009)
German to English
+ ...
I think that is a very poor salary. Nov 24, 2015

Looking at your profile, and the valuable skills you offer, I'd say you're worth 50 to 100% more than they're offering. You would struggle to make ends meet.

 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:59
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Nov 24, 2015

Judging by the average salaries given here.....

http://www.payscale.com/research/IE/Location=Dublin-Dublin/Salary#by_Years_Experience

....that pay offer might suit someone who's right at the beginning of their career. For anyone else it would be very much at the low end of the pay scale. And if you have to relocate, that's an added cost.

That said, it is well known that software engineers and related jobs are in big demand, and that firms are finding it difficult to recruit good people. Maybe your prospective employer would be willing to negotiate.

It might be interesting for you to put in a counter-proposal, describing your qualifications and skills and stating the salary you would expect.

[Edited at 2015-11-24 15:42 GMT]


 


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