Renting an apartment will cost between 8 and 11 euros per m2. This nowadays equates reasonably well with Dublin when it comes to larger places, you can get a small 100m2 house for about €1100; however Dublin one-beds and bedsits are still way above these levels in a lot of cases. I’ve seen redbricks for sale, size 100m2 full of bedsits, with a claimed rent roll of 2,500 per month, i.e. 3 times the levels paid in German cities (Rent Supplement must be the culprit here)
Buying an apartment is 2,100 per m2. Still a bit cheaper than the average price per square metre in Dublin - ps200306 has the average per square foot at 296 which is about 3,175: that is for houses only but apprently “apartments were dearer per square foot, on average, than houses.”
Average house price 407,000. This is now well above the average Dublin price. I can’t find a recent figure but it must be getting close to 200k now?
Düsseldorf, just up the road and the regional Capital City of the prosperous NRW region, has similar figures for apartments but the price of a house is €600k. You can poke around on that site and get a colour coded map of purchase and rental prices for a region - zoom out for a view of the whole country
In German if you say “Haus” "(= house) you would normally think of a detached house with a good size garden. Otherwise you would qualify this by saying “Doppelhaushaelfte” or “Reihenhaus” or “Reihenhaeuschen” where the latter diminutive applies to a good chunk of what is on offer in Dublin. Hence I suspect that the averages in Cologne or Duesseldorf are for bigger average houses than in Dublin.
In Berlin you can still buy good quality apartments for around 2000/m^2. Prices are going up though as people
fear for the Euro.
No state income tax or corporation tax in Texas, Petrol also works out as under 60 cent a litre in EUR texasgasprices.com/
Texas avoided the housing bubble and has always managed to keep the cost of living lower than most other US states. This is despite it being a powerful economy in itself.
Land is not zoned in Texas. You can pick up 3 -5 acres 40 minutes from Houston for 10,000 or less. The system is alot more lax but not free for all either. It had a deed restriction system.
Half acre plots in rural Ireland were hitting 150,000 euros at the height of the boom.
Texas also has a household taxation system. Would people in Ireland object to a household tax if their income tax was going to be dropped to 0%