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Cost of Living in Dominican Republic

Cost of living in Dominican Republic is 32.91% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Dominican Republic is 69.99% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 300.00 RD$ 200.00-500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,600.00 RD$ 1,000.00-2,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 350.00 RD$ 280.00-400.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 100.00 RD$ 90.00-130.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 150.00 RD$ 110.00-220.00
Cappuccino (regular) 75.45 RD$ 47.27-118.18
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 41.73 RD$ 25.00-60.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 24.85 RD$ 15.00-47.27
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 204.44 RD$ 170.34-264.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 52.20 RD$ 36.29-81.65
Rice (white), (1 lb) 25.66 RD$ 18.14-47.27
Eggs (12) 88.65 RD$ 60.00-120.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 164.11 RD$ 99.79-250.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 116.54 RD$ 72.57-175.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 153.81 RD$ 104.33-250.00
Apples (1 lb) 48.29 RD$ 27.22-100.00
Banana (1 lb) 19.28 RD$ 12.00-30.00
Oranges (1 lb) 39.55 RD$ 21.44-99.00
Tomato (1 lb) 28.14 RD$ 9.98-46.80
Potato (1 lb) 26.38 RD$ 15.88-60.00
Onion (1 lb) 44.79 RD$ 21.44-65.00
Lettuce (1 head) 50.37 RD$ 30.00-75.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 57.11 RD$ 30.00-90.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 RD$ 250.00-500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 92.72 RD$ 75.00-120.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 147.55 RD$ 100.00-220.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 165.00 RD$ 120.00-200.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 RD$ 20.00-40.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,260.00 RD$ 720.00-2,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 160.00 RD$ 100.00-200.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 220.70 RD$ 48.28-289.68
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 RD$ 200.00-400.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 212.62 RD$ 174.00-567.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,134,575.71 RD$ 800,000.00-1,305,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,226,299.42 RD$ 1,000,000.00-1,418,219.64
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,763.71 RD$ 1,416.67-5,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 8.43 RD$ 5.00-10.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,918.35 RD$ 1,200.00-3,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,556.69 RD$ 1,000.00-2,800.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 576.58 RD$ 300.00-1,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 RD$ 200.00-300.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 8,830.46 RD$ 5,672.88-11,818.50
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 609,095.95 RD$ 378,191.90-840,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,687.56 RD$ 1,500.00-3,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,608.46 RD$ 945.48-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,562.63 RD$ 2,836.44-6,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,612.84 RD$ 2,363.70-5,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 17,136.46 RD$ 8,000.00-23,636.99
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 9,720.03 RD$ 6,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 33,224.72 RD$ 20,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 17,665.49 RD$ 12,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,187.60 RD$ 4,180.60-7,107.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,111.91 RD$ 1,858.05-3,716.09
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 17,205.68 RD$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 11.94 10.00-15.00

Prices in Dominican Republic

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Last update: March, 2017
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