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Cost of Living in Dominican Republic

Cost of living in Dominican Republic is 35.57% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Dominican Republic is 73.97% 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 1,950.00 RD$ 1,200.00-2,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 352.45 RD$ 280.00-450.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 100.00 RD$ 80.00-150.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 150.00 RD$ 120.00-250.00
Cappuccino (regular) 78.41 RD$ 50.00-105.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 44.29 RD$ 30.00-65.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 21.81 RD$ 14.50-40.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 225.16 RD$ 189.27-264.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 60.96 RD$ 50.00-81.65
Rice (white), (1 lb) 23.98 RD$ 13.61-34.02
Eggs (regular) (12) 92.34 RD$ 60.00-139.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 142.63 RD$ 90.72-240.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 119.54 RD$ 86.18-175.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 141.67 RD$ 85.00-215.46
Apples (1 lb) 45.04 RD$ 22.68-68.04
Banana (1 lb) 18.72 RD$ 9.07-26.00
Oranges (1 lb) 29.29 RD$ 13.61-40.00
Tomato (1 lb) 21.47 RD$ 9.07-40.00
Potato (1 lb) 27.25 RD$ 15.88-40.00
Onion (1 lb) 30.35 RD$ 18.14-50.00
Lettuce (1 head) 50.77 RD$ 30.00-70.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 49.56 RD$ 25.00-95.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 RD$ 300.00-700.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 98.17 RD$ 80.00-125.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 147.25 RD$ 113.88-200.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 200.00 RD$ 120.00-220.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 RD$ 25.00-30.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,500.00 RD$ 900.00-2,100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 RD$ 150.00-200.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 241.40 RD$ 160.93-289.68
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 250.00 RD$ 200.00-400.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 226.52 RD$ 200.63-250.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,200,000.00 RD$ 1,000,000.00-1,900,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,349,216.43 RD$ 850,000.00-1,800,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,030.41 RD$ 1,500.00-5,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 9.25 RD$ 5.00-15.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,634.90 RD$ 1,600.00-3,800.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,484.79 RD$ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 710.23 RD$ 400.00-1,200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 RD$ 250.00-350.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 10,089.22 RD$ 5,000.00-17,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 350,670.00 RD$ 150,000.00-840,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,479.11 RD$ 1,200.00-4,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,477.64 RD$ 1,500.00-3,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,142.06 RD$ 2,500.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,434.50 RD$ 3,000.00-6,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 16,343.25 RD$ 8,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 9,236.43 RD$ 5,000.00-15,608.50
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 33,759.72 RD$ 17,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,066.06 RD$ 10,000.00-28,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,656.69 RD$ 3,716.09-9,290.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,845.55 RD$ 2,136.75-4,645.11
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 16,752.92 RD$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 13.23 11.92-18.00

Prices in Dominican Republic

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Last update: December 2018
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