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Cost of Living in Dominican Republic

Cost of living in Dominican Republic is 35.02% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Dominican Republic is 73.55% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 350.00 RD$ 250.00-510.25
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,000.00 RD$ 1,200.00-2,551.25
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 350.00 RD$ 280.64-500.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 102.05 RD$ 80.00-153.08
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 150.00 RD$ 120.00-255.13
Cappuccino (regular) 81.92 RD$ 50.00-114.59
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 45.86 RD$ 30.00-75.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 25.62 RD$ 15.00-51.02
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 221.70 RD$ 189.27-264.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 59.44 RD$ 41.73-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 26.37 RD$ 18.60-48.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 92.40 RD$ 60.00-139.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 143.75 RD$ 90.72-240.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 125.07 RD$ 86.18-175.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 158.88 RD$ 85.00-226.80
Apples (1 lb) 43.90 RD$ 25.99-65.00
Banana (1 lb) 20.19 RD$ 9.07-40.00
Oranges (1 lb) 30.52 RD$ 13.61-45.36
Tomato (1 lb) 24.80 RD$ 10.00-40.00
Potato (1 lb) 28.46 RD$ 18.14-40.00
Onion (1 lb) 28.93 RD$ 20.00-40.82
Lettuce (1 head) 51.69 RD$ 25.00-70.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 54.72 RD$ 30.00-100.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 RD$ 300.00-700.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 97.08 RD$ 70.00-125.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 142.67 RD$ 115.00-200.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 200.00 RD$ 120.00-230.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 RD$ 25.00-35.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,500.00 RD$ 900.00-2,173.91
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$ 150.00-400.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 233.24 RD$ 219.20-253.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,275,625.00 RD$ 1,000,000.00-1,900,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,279,548.23 RD$ 800,000.00-1,800,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,353.80 RD$ 1,593.75-5,409.09
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 9.61 RD$ 5.00-15.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,891.45 RD$ 2,000.00-3,826.88
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,423.00 RD$ 1,000.00-2,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 721.19 RD$ 500.00-1,500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 RD$ 250.00-350.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 9,323.30 RD$ 5,000.00-17,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 320,732.65 RD$ 150,000.00-1,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,546.01 RD$ 1,275.62-4,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,626.77 RD$ 1,500.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,248.05 RD$ 3,000.00-7,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,485.75 RD$ 3,000.00-7,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 17,670.41 RD$ 9,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,100.59 RD$ 5,000.00-17,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 34,910.09 RD$ 17,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,824.13 RD$ 10,500.00-27,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,710.76 RD$ 2,787.07-9,290.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,984.90 RD$ 1,499.99-6,178.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 17,468.04 RD$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.57 9.00-15.00

Prices in Dominican Republic

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Last update: July 2019
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