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Cost of Living in Dominican Republic

Cost of living in Dominican Republic is 36.19% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Dominican Republic is 73.93% 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$ 1,100.00-2,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 348.21 RD$ 280.00-497.45
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 100.00 RD$ 80.00-149.23
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 150.00 RD$ 140.00-248.72
Cappuccino (regular) 74.73 RD$ 50.00-100.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 42.73 RD$ 30.00-60.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 20.00 RD$ 14.50-40.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 223.56 RD$ 189.27-264.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 56.47 RD$ 41.73-81.65
Rice (white), (1 lb) 23.49 RD$ 18.14-28.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 89.87 RD$ 60.00-130.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 140.63 RD$ 95.00-240.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 119.95 RD$ 86.18-175.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 141.15 RD$ 83.91-215.46
Apples (1 lb) 41.87 RD$ 22.68-65.00
Banana (1 lb) 17.94 RD$ 11.34-25.79
Oranges (1 lb) 30.41 RD$ 13.61-44.91
Tomato (1 lb) 20.56 RD$ 9.53-40.00
Potato (1 lb) 25.10 RD$ 18.14-33.00
Onion (1 lb) 29.10 RD$ 18.14-50.00
Lettuce (1 head) 49.51 RD$ 30.00-60.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 46.53 RD$ 25.00-80.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 RD$ 300.00-600.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 94.95 RD$ 75.00-120.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 147.74 RD$ 113.70-200.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 200.00 RD$ 110.00-220.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 RD$ 25.00-35.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,500.00 RD$ 863.91-2,100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 175.00 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) 227.53 RD$ 200.00-260.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,198,000.00 RD$ 800,000.00-1,900,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,305,428.68 RD$ 810,000.00-1,800,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,937.75 RD$ 1,452.50-5,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 9.45 RD$ 5.00-15.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,480.66 RD$ 1,500.00-3,600.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,458.41 RD$ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 669.83 RD$ 250.00-1,200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 RD$ 200.00-350.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 10,053.27 RD$ 5,000.00-17,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 384,261.25 RD$ 150,000.00-1,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,544.90 RD$ 1,200.00-4,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,369.95 RD$ 1,500.00-3,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,215.49 RD$ 2,984.70-6,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,258.31 RD$ 2,500.00-7,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 15,150.76 RD$ 7,000.00-28,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,653.56 RD$ 5,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 33,531.62 RD$ 17,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 17,634.41 RD$ 10,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,990.77 RD$ 2,787.07-8,556.07
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,940.16 RD$ 1,672.24-4,645.11
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 17,735.07 RD$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 13.21 11.00-18.00

Prices in Dominican Republic

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Last update: August 2018
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