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Cost of Living in Dominican Republic

Cost of living in Dominican Republic is 32.81% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Dominican Republic is 69.94% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 331.99 RD$ 250.00-500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,600.00 RD$ 1,100.00-2,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 331.99 RD$ 280.00-400.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 100.00 RD$ 94.85-142.28
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 155.00 RD$ 120.00-200.00
Cappuccino (regular) 74.03 RD$ 47.43-110.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 40.40 RD$ 25.00-50.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 24.12 RD$ 10.00-47.43
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 207.49 RD$ 179.53-246.05
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 54.28 RD$ 36.29-81.65
Rice (white), (1 lb) 24.86 RD$ 18.14-47.43
Eggs (12) 89.58 RD$ 60.00-120.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 166.57 RD$ 99.79-250.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 120.82 RD$ 72.57-200.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 153.16 RD$ 106.71-249.48
Apples (1 lb) 45.12 RD$ 22.68-90.72
Banana (1 lb) 19.57 RD$ 12.00-30.00
Oranges (1 lb) 40.05 RD$ 22.68-99.00
Tomato (1 lb) 27.94 RD$ 9.98-46.95
Potato (1 lb) 25.84 RD$ 13.61-60.00
Onion (1 lb) 42.35 RD$ 21.51-65.00
Lettuce (1 head) 50.46 RD$ 34.00-75.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 54.40 RD$ 30.00-90.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 RD$ 284.56-500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 95.17 RD$ 75.00-130.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 155.81 RD$ 100.00-220.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 165.00 RD$ 120.00-200.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 RD$ 20.00-40.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 863.91 RD$ 720.00-2,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 150.00 RD$ 94.85-200.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 241.40 RD$ 76.33-289.68
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 RD$ 200.00-400.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 209.94 RD$ 174.00-567.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,172,834.45 RD$ 900,000.00-1,342,510.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,257,627.20 RD$ 1,000,000.00-1,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,931.56 RD$ 1,570.93-5,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 8.59 RD$ 5.00-10.00
Internet (60 Mbps or more, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,869.15 RD$ 1,200.00-3,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,500.89 RD$ 990.00-2,800.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 557.04 RD$ 300.00-1,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 RD$ 200.00-300.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,897.07 RD$ 3,500.00-11,856.69
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 609,707.02 RD$ 379,414.05-840,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,664.38 RD$ 1,500.00-3,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,651.47 RD$ 950.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,619.04 RD$ 2,845.61-6,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,627.87 RD$ 2,500.00-5,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 16,959.05 RD$ 8,000.00-22,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 9,450.94 RD$ 5,500.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 33,751.43 RD$ 20,000.00-55,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 17,666.62 RD$ 12,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,085.72 RD$ 3,716.09-7,107.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,934.07 RD$ 1,858.05-3,716.09
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 16,422.96 RD$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 12.17 10.00-19.00

Prices in Dominican Republic

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Last update: May 2017
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