Cost of living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district RD$ 469
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) RD$ 308
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RD$ 142
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RD$ 61
12 eggs, large RD$ 92
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RD$ 76
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RD$ 222
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RD$ 131
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes RD$ 101
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RD$ 88
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RD$ 529
2 liters of Coca-Cola RD$ 70
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RD$ 60
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RD$ 33,479
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RD$ 4,961
Internet 8MB (1 month) RD$ 2,346
40” flat screen TV RD$ 42,224
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt RD$ 9,461
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RD$ 201
Hourly rate for cleaning help RD$ 107
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RD$ 2,260
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) RD$ 2,046
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) RD$ 3,363
1 pair of leather business shoes RD$ 3,606
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new RD$ 896,629
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RD$ 60
Monthly ticket public transport RD$ 2,045
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) RD$ 964
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) RD$ 457
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RD$ 213
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RD$ 128
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RD$ 204
4 rolls of toilet paper RD$ 105
Tube of toothpaste RD$ 130
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RD$ 322
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RD$ 1,297
2 tickets to the movies RD$ 476
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RD$ 2,899
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert RD$ 2,529
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RD$ 380
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RD$ 102
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RD$ 129
iPod nano 16GB RD$ 6,940
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RD$ 7
1 month of gym membership in business district RD$ 2,472
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes RD$ 160
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 2,019 prices entered by 139 different people.
Latest price update: May 25, 2015.

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