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Cost of Living in Dominican Republic

Cost of living in Dominican Republic is 35.23% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Dominican Republic is 72.55% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 350.00 RD$ 250.00-495.52
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,800.00 RD$ 1,200.00-2,477.59
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 346.86 RD$ 280.00-495.52
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 100.00 RD$ 87.74-148.66
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 150.00 RD$ 148.66-210.00
Cappuccino (regular) 74.45 RD$ 50.00-100.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 44.18 RD$ 30.00-60.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 21.91 RD$ 14.50-45.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 218.29 RD$ 185.49-264.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 57.16 RD$ 49.55-81.65
Rice (white), (1 lb) 23.73 RD$ 13.61-30.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 91.64 RD$ 60.00-120.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 136.49 RD$ 95.00-226.80
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 120.60 RD$ 72.57-175.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 154.44 RD$ 104.33-226.80
Apples (1 lb) 40.95 RD$ 22.68-69.00
Banana (1 lb) 19.10 RD$ 11.34-27.66
Oranges (1 lb) 32.41 RD$ 22.68-44.91
Tomato (1 lb) 22.63 RD$ 9.53-40.00
Potato (1 lb) 25.41 RD$ 15.88-36.29
Onion (1 lb) 32.61 RD$ 13.61-54.43
Lettuce (1 head) 51.53 RD$ 34.00-70.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 56.04 RD$ 30.00-90.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 RD$ 300.00-550.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 93.77 RD$ 70.00-120.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 149.53 RD$ 120.00-200.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (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$ 521.74-2,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 150.00 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) 215.09 RD$ 179.00-280.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,200,000.00 RD$ 1,000,000.00-1,850,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,342,994.89 RD$ 810,000.00-1,800,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,038.39 RD$ 1,452.50-5,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 9.43 RD$ 5.00-15.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,458.83 RD$ 1,500.00-3,600.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,500.17 RD$ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 613.03 RD$ 250.00-1,200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 RD$ 200.00-300.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 9,987.25 RD$ 5,000.00-17,250.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 425,836.68 RD$ 200,000.00-840,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,541.93 RD$ 1,200.00-5,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,380.71 RD$ 1,500.00-3,900.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,239.44 RD$ 2,973.11-8,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,165.00 RD$ 2,600.00-6,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 14,555.30 RD$ 7,000.00-24,775.94
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,896.90 RD$ 5,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 33,797.47 RD$ 15,000.00-55,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,926.99 RD$ 12,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,247.69 RD$ 2,787.07-8,522.85
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,083.57 RD$ 1,672.24-5,016.72
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 14,863.72 RD$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.78 10.00-18.00

Prices in Dominican Republic

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Last update: April 2018
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