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Cost of Living in Dominican Republic

Cost of living in Dominican Republic is 34.82% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Dominican Republic is 73.47% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 347.95 RD$ 250.00-494.15
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,711.32 RD$ 1,200.00-2,470.75
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 345.91 RD$ 250.00-500.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 100.00 RD$ 90.00-148.25
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 150.00 RD$ 140.00-247.07
Cappuccino (regular) 74.45 RD$ 50.00-100.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 45.09 RD$ 30.00-60.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 22.23 RD$ 14.50-49.42
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 220.25 RD$ 189.27-264.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 56.13 RD$ 45.36-81.65
Rice (white), (1 lb) 23.21 RD$ 13.61-28.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 89.02 RD$ 60.00-120.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 137.92 RD$ 99.79-226.80
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 122.51 RD$ 90.72-175.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 154.21 RD$ 110.00-226.80
Apples (1 lb) 42.17 RD$ 22.68-69.00
Banana (1 lb) 18.79 RD$ 12.00-26.05
Oranges (1 lb) 31.13 RD$ 22.68-44.91
Tomato (1 lb) 21.28 RD$ 9.53-40.00
Potato (1 lb) 25.71 RD$ 18.14-36.29
Onion (1 lb) 30.86 RD$ 18.14-50.00
Lettuce (1 head) 49.26 RD$ 34.00-60.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 53.62 RD$ 30.00-90.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 RD$ 300.00-600.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 94.02 RD$ 75.00-120.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 147.12 RD$ 114.84-200.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 200.00 RD$ 110.00-220.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 RD$ 25.00-30.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,500.00 RD$ 863.91-2,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 170.00 RD$ 150.00-200.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 241.40 RD$ 96.56-289.68
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 250.00 RD$ 200.00-450.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 222.21 RD$ 194.00-252.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,198,000.00 RD$ 900,000.00-1,900,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,325,180.28 RD$ 810,000.00-1,800,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,938.04 RD$ 1,452.50-5,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 9.31 RD$ 5.00-15.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,620.16 RD$ 1,630.70-3,990.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,535.03 RD$ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 646.43 RD$ 250.00-1,200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 RD$ 200.00-344.53
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 9,580.22 RD$ 5,000.00-16,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 422,616.11 RD$ 200,000.00-1,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,618.90 RD$ 1,200.00-5,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,449.49 RD$ 1,500.00-3,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,272.57 RD$ 2,964.90-6,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,239.23 RD$ 2,600.00-6,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 14,494.85 RD$ 7,000.00-24,707.50
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,275.08 RD$ 5,000.00-13,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 33,117.16 RD$ 18,000.00-51,679.12
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,417.26 RD$ 10,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,254.44 RD$ 2,787.07-8,499.31
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,096.98 RD$ 2,136.75-4,645.11
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 16,882.39 RD$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.81 11.00-18.00

Prices in Dominican Republic

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Last update: June 2018
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