Cost of Living in Santo Domingo

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

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 592.76 RD$ 250.00-1,200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,800.00 RD$ 1,500.00-5,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 400.00 RD$ 350.00-450.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 150.00 RD$ 100.00-250.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 250.00 RD$ 200.00-300.00
Cappuccino (regular) 132.22 RD$ 50.00-300.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 45.56 RD$ 25.00-120.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 27.73 RD$ 15.00-100.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 277.84 RD$ 208.20-340.69
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 131.67 RD$ 72.57-190.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 31.96 RD$ 18.14-45.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 121.12 RD$ 72.00-199.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 184.35 RD$ 113.40-279.95
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 146.49 RD$ 110.00-190.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 289.09 RD$ 228.95-362.87
Apples (1 lb) 71.43 RD$ 22.68-108.86
Banana (1 lb) 17.56 RD$ 9.07-30.00
Oranges (1 lb) 66.86 RD$ 13.61-120.00
Tomato (1 lb) 37.40 RD$ 13.61-75.00
Potato (1 lb) 44.14 RD$ 15.88-80.00
Onion (1 lb) 59.46 RD$ 31.75-95.00
Lettuce (1 head) 52.00 RD$ 37.00-84.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 57.22 RD$ 22.95-110.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 675.00 RD$ 350.00-900.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 145.00 RD$ 80.00-214.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 205.56 RD$ 120.00-321.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 235.00 RD$ 150.00-300.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 35.00 RD$ 35.00-60.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 4,600.00 RD$ 3,000.00-5,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 RD$ 200.00-300.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 217.26 RD$ 100.00-281.64
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 400.00 RD$ 300.00-500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 278.64 RD$ 249.84-297.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,800,000.00 RD$ 1,500,000.00-1,900,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,794,490.61 RD$ 1,720,000.00-1,800,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,035.69 RD$ 2,500.00-15,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 1,055.62 RD$ 1,000.00-1,200.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,935.00 RD$ 2,250.00-4,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,147.50 RD$ 1,190.00-5,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 994.38 RD$ 590.00-1,200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 375.00 RD$ 350.00-700.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 22,583.33 RD$ 15,000.00-35,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 368,666.67 RD$ 110,000.00-650,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 3,677.78 RD$ 800.00-5,995.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,812.50 RD$ 800.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 6,000.00 RD$ 4,500.00-9,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 5,750.00 RD$ 2,000.00-7,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 47,976.28 RD$ 30,000.00-67,861.53
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 21,214.53 RD$ 12,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 86,009.06 RD$ 55,000.00-141,378.18
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 48,802.24 RD$ 25,000.00-84,826.91
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 10,707.50 RD$ 7,072.19-18,580.45
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,354.97 RD$ 3,269.04-11,469.25
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 25,983.58 RD$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.72 9.50-13.00

Prices in Santo Domingo

This city had 666 entries in the past 12 months by 76 different contributors.
Last update: September 2023
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1 Comments so far
Michele Stern on Jun 05, 2023:
Can you put the cost of living amounts in US dollars & cents? A meal at an inexpensive restaurant cannot be $550 unless I am reading this all wrong.