Cost of living in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic compared to Alexandria, Egypt
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Food | + 127% | |||
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Food in Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) is 127% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | RD$ 331 (E£ 127) | E£ 61 | + 108% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | RD$ 240 (E£ 92) | E£ 48 | + 93% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | RD$ 157 (E£ 60) | E£ 31 | + 94% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | RD$ 52 (E£ 20) | E£ 12 | + 71% | |
12 eggs, large | RD$ 78 (E£ 30) | E£ 16 | + 87% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | RD$ 72 (E£ 28) | E£ 4.82 | + 473% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | RD$ 129 (E£ 50) | E£ 38 | + 29% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | RD$ 88 (E£ 34) | E£ 12 | + 181% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | RD$ 71 (E£ 27) | E£ 4.24 | + 544% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | RD$ 81 (E£ 31) | E£ 15 | + 106% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | RD$ 413 (E£ 159) | E£ 142 | + 12% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | RD$ 61 (E£ 24) | E£ 9 | + 169% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | RD$ 50 (E£ 19) | E£ 3.58 | + 432% | |
Housing | + 167% | |||
Housing in Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) is 167% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | RD$ 29,344 (E£ 11,281) | E£ 4,450 | + 154% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | RD$ 26,299 (E£ 10,110) | E£ 2,577 | + 292% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | RD$ 9,537 (E£ 3,666) | E£ 218 | + 1583% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | RD$ 15,579 (E£ 5,989) | E£ 2,526 | + 137% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | RD$ 9,600 (E£ 3,691) | E£ 1,649 | + 124% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | RD$ 4,405 (E£ 1,693) | E£ 355 | + 377% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | RD$ 2,210 (E£ 850) | E£ 443 | + 92% | |
40” flat screen TV | RD$ 32,035 (E£ 12,315) | E£ 5,512 | + 123% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | RD$ 6,465 (E£ 2,485) | E£ 1,699 | + 46% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | RD$ 253 (E£ 97) | E£ 64 | + 53% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | RD$ 126 (E£ 49) | E£ 19 | + 160% | |
Clothes | + 29% | |||
Clothes in Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) is 29% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | RD$ 2,406 (E£ 925) | E£ 645 | + 43% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | RD$ 2,044 (E£ 786) | E£ 599 | + 31% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | RD$ 2,719 (E£ 1,045) | E£ 1,046 | - 0% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | RD$ 2,421 (E£ 931) | E£ 720 | + 29% | |
Transportation | + 170% | |||
Transportation in Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) is 170% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | RD$ 804,504 (E£ 309,273) | E£ 291,975 | + 6% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | RD$ 79 (E£ 30) | E£ 2.61 | + 1060% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | RD$ 904 (E£ 347) | E£ 109 | + 219% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | RD$ 1,114 (E£ 428) | E£ 24 | + 1685% | |
Personal Care | + 147% | |||
Personal Care in Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) is 147% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | RD$ 285 (E£ 110) | E£ 24 | + 352% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | RD$ 126 (E£ 49) | E£ 76 | - 36% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | RD$ 1,383 (E£ 532) | E£ 112 | + 376% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | RD$ 314 (E£ 121) | E£ 30 | + 303% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | RD$ 118 (E£ 45) | E£ 30 | + 51% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | RD$ 181 (E£ 70) | E£ 27 | + 158% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | RD$ 81 (E£ 31) | E£ 13 | + 147% | |
Tube of toothpaste | RD$ 108 (E£ 42) | E£ 9 | + 345% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | RD$ 201 (E£ 77) | E£ 26 | + 194% | |
Entertainment | + 119% | |||
Entertainment in Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) is 119% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | RD$ 786 (E£ 302) | E£ 119 | + 155% | |
2 tickets to the movies | RD$ 396 (E£ 152) | E£ 73 | + 107% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | RD$ 1,338 (E£ 514) | E£ 283 | + 82% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | RD$ 1,810 (E£ 696) | E£ 233 | + 198% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | RD$ 315 (E£ 121) | E£ 52 | + 132% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | RD$ 82 (E£ 31) | E£ 24 | + 32% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | RD$ 113 (E£ 44) | E£ 19 | + 123% | |
iPod nano 16GB | RD$ 8,203 (E£ 3,153) | E£ 2,268 | + 39% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | RD$ 8 (E£ 3.08) | E£ 0.23 | + 1224% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | RD$ 1,348 (E£ 518) | E£ 394 | + 32% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | RD$ 95 (E£ 36) | E£ 26 | + 40% | |
TOTAL | + 136% |
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These prices were last updated on March 26, 2017.
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Cost of living in Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) is 136% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 35,455
(RD$ 92,229)
in Santiago de los Caballeros
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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