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Cost of Living in Dominican Republic

Cost of living in Dominican Republic is 34.34% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Dominican Republic is 72.11% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 350.00 RD$ 258.27-500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,827.81 RD$ 1,200.00-2,455.25
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 343.74 RD$ 290.00-500.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 100.00 RD$ 80.00-140.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 150.00 RD$ 120.00-200.00
Cappuccino (regular) 70.68 RD$ 50.00-100.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 45.19 RD$ 30.00-60.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 20.45 RD$ 10.00-40.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 211.82 RD$ 171.87-264.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 56.31 RD$ 45.36-81.65
Rice (white), (1 lb) 23.27 RD$ 13.61-30.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 87.60 RD$ 60.00-120.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 146.20 RD$ 99.79-240.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 122.61 RD$ 72.57-188.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 149.99 RD$ 110.00-226.80
Apples (1 lb) 42.12 RD$ 22.68-69.00
Banana (1 lb) 19.41 RD$ 12.00-27.64
Oranges (1 lb) 35.73 RD$ 22.68-50.00
Tomato (1 lb) 24.88 RD$ 9.53-40.00
Potato (1 lb) 24.60 RD$ 13.61-33.00
Onion (1 lb) 35.76 RD$ 18.14-65.00
Lettuce (1 head) 50.48 RD$ 34.00-65.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 56.51 RD$ 30.00-90.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 RD$ 300.00-545.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 91.94 RD$ 70.00-120.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 145.67 RD$ 115.00-200.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 180.00 RD$ 110.00-220.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 RD$ 25.00-35.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,350.00 RD$ 521.74-1,956.52
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 150.00 RD$ 100.00-200.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 241.40 RD$ 96.56-241.40
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 RD$ 200.00-500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 210.72 RD$ 175.00-252.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,198,000.00 RD$ 955,000.00-1,800,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,332,497.94 RD$ 940,000.00-1,800,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,067.05 RD$ 1,452.50-5,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 9.08 RD$ 5.00-11.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,254.10 RD$ 1,220.00-3,504.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,412.77 RD$ 1,000.00-2,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 599.40 RD$ 250.00-1,227.62
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 RD$ 200.00-300.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 9,014.07 RD$ 5,000.00-16,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 429,883.00 RD$ 207,000.00-840,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,510.84 RD$ 1,500.00-4,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,715.99 RD$ 1,500.00-4,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,467.10 RD$ 2,946.30-7,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,002.34 RD$ 2,600.00-5,700.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 14,773.57 RD$ 7,000.00-24,552.50
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,585.45 RD$ 5,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 34,074.51 RD$ 18,000.00-57,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,314.94 RD$ 10,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,401.23 RD$ 2,810.34-8,445.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,911.94 RD$ 1,672.24-4,273.50
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 15,835.57 RD$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.45 9.90-18.00

Prices in Dominican Republic

These data are based on 2053 entries in the past 18 months from 200 different contributors.
Last update: February 2018
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