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In 2008 Dubliners enjoyed the fourth largest net salaries in the world, behind only New York, Geneva and Zurich according to a recent report by Swiss bank UBS. The Irish capital also came fourth in the report’s Big Mac index  of purchasing power, its residents only having to work for 15 minutes to earn enough for said McDonalds product.

Of course the flipside to this is that Dublin is among the top ten most expensive cities to live in (coming…

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