Cost of living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district RD$ 555
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) RD$ 317
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$ 108
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RD$ 81
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RD$ 241
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RD$ 149
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes RD$ 125
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RD$ 96
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RD$ 484
2 liters of Coca-Cola RD$ 112
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RD$ 63
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RD$ 41,781
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RD$ 5,749
Internet 8MB (1 month) RD$ 2,442
40” flat screen TV RD$ 44,939
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt RD$ 8,093
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RD$ 201
Hourly rate for cleaning help RD$ 113
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RD$ 2,155
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) RD$ 1,929
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) RD$ 3,078
1 pair of leather business shoes RD$ 3,424
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new RD$ 863,804
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RD$ 62
Monthly ticket public transport RD$ 2,078
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) RD$ 955
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) RD$ 719
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RD$ 230
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RD$ 131
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RD$ 205
4 rolls of toilet paper RD$ 101
Tube of toothpaste RD$ 121
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RD$ 330
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RD$ 1,384
2 tickets to the movies RD$ 475
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RD$ 2,901
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert RD$ 2,918
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RD$ 396
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RD$ 102
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RD$ 123
iPod nano 16GB RD$ 7,725
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RD$ 7
1 month of gym membership in business district RD$ 2,352
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes RD$ 183
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 1,898 prices entered by 133 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2015.

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