So here are some breakdowns for the rentals on Daft on 10-Dec-2016 (Dublin only). First, a tabular version of the data already available from the graphs for this date:
Looking at just the 1- and 2-bed apartments, here are numbers broken into price buckets (price >= bucket label). While both distributions show an expected right skew, there is a hump around the €3,000 mark in both cases:
Dublin, number of 1-bed and 2-bed apartment rentals by monthly rent, advertised on daft.ie 10-Dec-2016
I augmented the stats with a weekly/monthly flag for each advertised rental. Looking at the 53 x 1-bedroom apartments with prices of at least €2,800, I see that 36 of them are priced “per week”, implying short term lets. Almost all are in either the IFSC, The Gasworks, or Alexandra Walk (near RCSI). Of the remaining 17 which are priced “per month”, all but two are in either The Gasworks, or The Cedars on Herbert Park Lane. Basically, if you’re paying more than €2,800 for a 1-bed apartment you probably work for Google or in the IFSC, or you might be a diplomat or a rich medical student.
The 2-beds follow a similar pattern. 80% of the 130 renting for at least €2,800 are weekly lets, with the remainder clustered around the IFSC and Grand Canal Square.
As Skippy3 notes, these drag the average apartment rental price up considerably. The “real” average is much closer to the median, basically within the initial humps of the two graphs. And indeed, we can re-run the earlier stats eliminating apartments renting for more than €2,800 to get the following comparison: