Cost of Living in Santo Domingo

Summary about cost of living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 300.00 RD$ 175.00-550.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,275.00 RD$ 1,500.00-6,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 365.00 RD$ 300.00-450.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 120.00 RD$ 85.45-175.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 225.00 RD$ 150.00-320.00
Cappuccino (regular) 103.52 RD$ 60.00-150.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 48.55 RD$ 35.00-80.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 37.16 RD$ 20.00-100.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 227.91 RD$ 189.27-264.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 95.27 RD$ 68.04-226.80
Rice (white), (1 lb) 25.87 RD$ 15.88-32.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 93.83 RD$ 60.00-149.73
Local Cheese (1 lb) 179.64 RD$ 113.40-222.26
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 128.09 RD$ 54.43-170.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 185.63 RD$ 110.00-226.80
Apples (1 lb) 56.63 RD$ 31.75-100.00
Banana (1 lb) 18.60 RD$ 11.34-40.00
Oranges (1 lb) 69.16 RD$ 11.79-110.05
Tomato (1 lb) 34.25 RD$ 10.89-50.00
Potato (1 lb) 32.94 RD$ 15.88-50.00
Onion (1 lb) 63.59 RD$ 31.75-80.00
Lettuce (1 head) 42.14 RD$ 20.00-55.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 42.25 RD$ 25.00-166.36
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 RD$ 400.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 123.21 RD$ 92.31-180.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 184.29 RD$ 150.00-210.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 250.00 RD$ 120.00-260.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 RD$ 25.00-40.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,000.00 RD$ 1,195.65-4,600.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 RD$ 150.00-250.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 274.32 RD$ 160.93-321.87
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 RD$ 150.00-300.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 231.63 RD$ 189.00-260.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,222,000.00 RD$ 1,000,000.00-1,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,424,950.00 RD$ 1,000,000.00-1,590,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,641.95 RD$ 3,000.00-6,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 8.74 RD$ 3.50-15.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,715.38 RD$ 1,800.00-3,800.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,711.76 RD$ 990.00-4,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 957.14 RD$ 500.00-1,200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 RD$ 250.00-350.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 9,785.71 RD$ 6,500.00-15,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 362,150.00 RD$ 144,000.00-1,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,150.00 RD$ 1,200.00-3,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,458.95 RD$ 1,500.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,665.00 RD$ 3,000.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 5,500.00 RD$ 3,500.00-9,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 22,538.46 RD$ 15,000.00-40,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 12,772.73 RD$ 10,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 42,846.15 RD$ 30,000.00-80,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 23,076.92 RD$ 17,000.00-40,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,221.49 RD$ 4,645.11-10,219.25
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,209.64 RD$ 2,322.56-8,361.20
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 21,262.50 RD$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.15 9.00-15.00

Prices in Santo Domingo

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Last update: May 2021
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2 Comments so far
Yoshira on Jul 04, 2017:
These comments are no where near the thruth, there are not that many jobs in DR, the people are under paid and 0ver worked. It's an expensive place to live if you do not have help from family out side the country or have a really good job or business. Most people make the minimum wage rounds off at around 150.00 dollars a month. While real estate can be cheap, it's cheap for foreigners that can exchange dollars or Euros. Many people retire there with their pensions and can live rather well, but if you have a family and are making 8000 pesos a month you are going without. You must buy drinking water. Most don't have running water or 24 hour electricity so please let's tell the thruth about what goes on in the DR. Crime is at about 75%
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Olga on May 09, 2017:
How hard is it for a Cuban American to get a job in Santo Domingo?