Further Mr McLean makes the point about dividends but this INCLUDES the capital gain so the return well worth having. Taking A Wealth of Comminsense between 1915 and 1982 the S & P went up only 0.6% above inflation per annum. BUT since 1982 the figure is no less than 6.5% above inflation per annum.
I accept your inflation figures. taking the Stock market almanac in the 1970 s the FTSE All share improved 185.7% and in the 1980s 144.3%. On the other hand in the 1920s and 1930s in the US the indices hardly went up at all whilst the economy was in deflation. For example DuPont went for about 30 years hardly increasing at all.
Life is cheaper generally speaking in Frankfurt than Dublin. There is also a massive housing crisis in Dublin...average monthly rental for a 3 bed house is approx 1, 500/600 euro (in an average area) but very few properties available since the boom to bust.
In addition the transport system in Frankfurt is much better than the one in Dublin. Dublin has one of the busiest airports in Europe in terms of overall population population. 30 million passengers per year come through Dublin airport YET there is no metro or light rail system to link up with the city centre which is 14 kilometers away. Crazy stuff.
Paris will also do very well as their transport system is extremely efficient...regular RER to la Défense..... Dublin has plenty of highly qualified people available but the infrastructure is lacking.
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