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Cost of Living in Dominican Republic

Cost of living in Dominican Republic is 33.76% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Dominican Republic is 72.53% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 350.00 RD$ 250.00-500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,800.00 RD$ 1,200.00-2,396.50
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 335.51 RD$ 250.00-400.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 100.00 RD$ 90.00-120.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 150.00 RD$ 120.00-200.00
Cappuccino (regular) 68.36 RD$ 50.00-100.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 41.78 RD$ 25.00-60.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 19.72 RD$ 10.00-40.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 210.62 RD$ 185.49-246.05
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 57.95 RD$ 45.36-86.96
Rice (white), (1 lb) 23.49 RD$ 18.14-30.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 86.28 RD$ 60.00-115.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 155.12 RD$ 99.79-240.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 122.04 RD$ 63.50-188.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 148.31 RD$ 90.00-249.48
Apples (1 lb) 47.81 RD$ 27.22-69.00
Banana (1 lb) 19.51 RD$ 13.61-25.00
Oranges (1 lb) 38.41 RD$ 22.68-60.00
Tomato (1 lb) 27.75 RD$ 9.98-45.00
Potato (1 lb) 23.45 RD$ 12.25-31.75
Onion (1 lb) 39.20 RD$ 20.00-65.00
Lettuce (1 head) 48.69 RD$ 30.00-65.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 52.94 RD$ 30.00-90.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 RD$ 300.00-500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 91.92 RD$ 70.00-120.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 147.80 RD$ 115.00-200.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 168.00 RD$ 120.00-200.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 RD$ 25.00-30.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 863.91 RD$ 720.00-1,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 150.00 RD$ 100.00-200.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 241.40 RD$ 96.56-289.68
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 RD$ 200.00-500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 210.00 RD$ 179.00-382.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,160,000.00 RD$ 955,000.00-1,305,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,270,643.93 RD$ 940,000.00-1,800,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,821.75 RD$ 1,452.50-5,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 8.96 RD$ 5.00-10.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,032.15 RD$ 1,200.00-3,115.45
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,349.25 RD$ 1,000.00-1,917.20
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 598.62 RD$ 250.00-1,500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 RD$ 200.00-300.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 9,359.34 RD$ 5,000.00-16,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 350,860.00 RD$ 210,000.00-600,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,429.90 RD$ 1,500.00-3,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,559.25 RD$ 1,500.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,269.82 RD$ 2,500.00-6,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,842.56 RD$ 2,500.00-5,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 14,735.56 RD$ 8,000.00-23,965.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,526.64 RD$ 5,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 31,755.86 RD$ 18,000.00-55,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 17,155.81 RD$ 10,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,836.38 RD$ 2,810.34-7,107.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,791.82 RD$ 1,858.05-3,716.09
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 16,514.04 RD$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 12.24 9.90-15.00

Prices in Dominican Republic

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Last update: November 2017
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