Follow Lovin IE

Here's How Much The Average Irish Couple Spends On An Engagement Ring

By Sarah

August 26, 2017 at 10:52am


How much money you spend on an engagement ring differs greatly depending on who you ask - should it still be three months salary or are couples happy enough to go down the budget bling route?

The carried out a poll asking How much should you spend on an engagement ring?

And the results are surprising...

41% (2,577) of the 6,228 people who voted in the poll said that you should only pay what you can easily afford, while 21% believe that an engagement ring should cost one month's salary.

With the latest CSO statistics revealing that the average weekly wages in Ireland are €722.65 that means that people are paying on average €2,890.60 for a ring.

16% of those surveyed felt that a ring should cost the traditional three month's wages (yikes!), while 6% think it should cost less than one full month's wage.

And a surprising 8% said that we should do away with the ring altogether, and keep the cash for something else!

READ NEXT: WATCH: The Irish Accent In This SNL McGregor Parody Skit Is Painfully Shite


Subscribe to our Newsletter

Get the best of your city straight to your inbox.

I'd like to receive news and exclusive offers from Lovin IE including competitions, products, commercial partners and activities. By submitting this form you agree to our T&Cs and our privacy policy