You’ve picked a good time to move to Cork. Although Ireland has a shortage of IT workers and people with European language skills, its economy has experienced deflation for the last five years so prices are getting lower and lower.

The country is served by a good social services system, which is better, for example, than most Southern European countries or the United States and it is easy to find short-term accommodation, with less paperwork and a lower securing deposit required than, for instance, most other Western European countries.

Getting to Cork is relatively easy, too – its airport is served by most European countries while Dublin airport, which is only a three-hour drive away, is one of Europe’s busiest airports. And if you’re coming by car/ferry, you’ll enjoy landing in the picturesque Cork harbour.