Cost of living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,740 prices entered by 120 different people.
Latest price update: December 18, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district RD$ 328
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) RD$ 300
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RD$ 123
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RD$ 55
12 eggs, large RD$ 91
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RD$ 74
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RD$ 161
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RD$ 138
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes RD$ 112
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RD$ 72
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RD$ 380
2 liters of Coca-Cola RD$ 68
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RD$ 59
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RD$ 37,700
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RD$ 4,557
Internet 8MB (1 month) RD$ 2,514
40” flat screen TV RD$ 35,210
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt RD$ 4,948
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RD$ 170
Hourly rate for cleaning help RD$ 119
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RD$ 2,033
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) RD$ 2,823
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) RD$ 2,591
1 pair of leather business shoes RD$ 3,375
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new RD$ 926,990
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RD$ 65
Monthly ticket public transport RD$ 1,235
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) RD$ 932
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) RD$ 722
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RD$ 292
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RD$ 112
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RD$ 188
4 rolls of toilet paper RD$ 109
Tube of toothpaste RD$ 98
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RD$ 315
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RD$ 1,532
2 tickets to the movies RD$ 491
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RD$ 2,568
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert RD$ 2,334
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RD$ 301
Capuccino in expat area of the city RD$ 76
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RD$ 98
iPod nano 16GB RD$ 7,156
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RD$ 7
1 month of gym membership in business district RD$ 1,996
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes RD$ 138

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