Cost of living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Latest price update: March 06, 2015.
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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district RD$ 569
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) RD$ 317
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RD$ 133
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RD$ 60
12 eggs, large RD$ 100
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RD$ 64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RD$ 198
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RD$ 134
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes RD$ 130
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RD$ 96
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RD$ 462
2 liters of Coca-Cola RD$ 76
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RD$ 66
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RD$ 37,469
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RD$ 5,091
Internet 8MB (1 month) RD$ 2,369
40” flat screen TV RD$ 45,994
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt RD$ 7,930
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RD$ 185
Hourly rate for cleaning help RD$ 113
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RD$ 2,174
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) RD$ 3,606
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) RD$ 3,256
1 pair of leather business shoes RD$ 3,448
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new RD$ 805,448
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RD$ 63
Monthly ticket public transport RD$ 1,929
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) RD$ 834
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) RD$ 756
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RD$ 248
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RD$ 109
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RD$ 192
4 rolls of toilet paper RD$ 94
Tube of toothpaste RD$ 115
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RD$ 317
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RD$ 1,294
2 tickets to the movies RD$ 456
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RD$ 2,623
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert RD$ 3,026
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RD$ 367
Capuccino in expat area of the city RD$ 103
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RD$ 108
iPod nano 16GB RD$ 7,303
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RD$ 5.51
1 month of gym membership in business district RD$ 2,233
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes RD$ 166

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