Cost of Living in Santo Domingo

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

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 546.59 RD$ 250.00-1,200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,000.00 RD$ 2,000.00-5,000.00
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$ 200.00-350.00
Cappuccino (regular) 136.82 RD$ 60.00-220.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 48.75 RD$ 25.00-120.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 34.17 RD$ 20.00-120.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 284.11 RD$ 208.20-340.69
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 121.11 RD$ 72.57-190.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 31.37 RD$ 18.14-45.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 125.11 RD$ 72.00-199.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 181.85 RD$ 113.40-250.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 153.77 RD$ 110.00-190.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 307.20 RD$ 249.48-450.00
Apples (1 lb) 78.40 RD$ 22.68-108.86
Banana (1 lb) 20.43 RD$ 13.61-30.00
Oranges (1 lb) 69.00 RD$ 27.22-120.00
Tomato (1 lb) 40.87 RD$ 13.61-75.00
Potato (1 lb) 48.95 RD$ 18.14-80.00
Onion (1 lb) 60.16 RD$ 40.00-80.00
Lettuce (1 head) 45.29 RD$ 35.00-60.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 61.25 RD$ 35.00-110.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 675.00 RD$ 270.00-900.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 138.89 RD$ 80.00-214.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 201.25 RD$ 120.00-321.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 235.00 RD$ 150.00-280.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 35.00 RD$ 35.00-50.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 5,000.00 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$ 128.75-402.34
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 400.00 RD$ 300.00-400.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 287.48 RD$ 274.50-297.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,840,000.00 RD$ 1,560,000.00-1,900,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,764,560.51 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 3,146.48 RD$ 2,500.00-10,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 1,116.11 RD$ 1,000.00-2,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,683.33 RD$ 2,000.00-3,800.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,110.00 RD$ 1,190.00-5,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,194.38 RD$ 590.00-1,200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 375.00 RD$ 350.00-750.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 24,100.00 RD$ 15,000.00-40,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 385,976.87 RD$ 252,000.00-550,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 3,462.50 RD$ 800.00-5,995.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,375.00 RD$ 800.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 5,562.50 RD$ 4,500.00-9,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 5,625.00 RD$ 2,000.00-7,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 48,997.83 RD$ 30,000.00-71,181.50
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 24,353.50 RD$ 15,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 96,403.27 RD$ 65,000.00-148,294.79
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 54,905.31 RD$ 28,000.00-88,976.87
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 10,989.24 RD$ 5,574.14-18,580.45
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,563.57 RD$ 5,109.62-11,469.25
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 28,822.86 RD$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.07 11.25-13.00

Prices in Santo Domingo

This city had 426 entries in the past 12 months by 40 different contributors.
Last update: April 2024
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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.