- Cost of Living
- Dominican Republic
- Egypt
- Santo Domingo
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living comparison between Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | 175% | |||
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Food in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) is 175% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | RD$ 300 (E£ 114) | E£ 62 | 83% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | RD$ 307 (E£ 116) | E£ 40 | 187% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | RD$ 121 (E£ 46) | E£ 28 | 62% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | RD$ 55 (E£ 21) | E£ 9 | 125% | |
12 eggs, large | RD$ 72 (E£ 27) | E£ 13 | 107% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | RD$ 82 (E£ 31) | E£ 3.61 | 763% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | RD$ 312 (E£ 118) | E£ 20 | 489% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | RD$ 120 (E£ 46) | E£ 13 | 265% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | RD$ 100 (E£ 38) | E£ 4.58 | 727% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | RD$ 86 (E£ 32) | E£ 13 | 143% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | RD$ 450 (E£ 171) | E£ 91 | 88% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | RD$ 68 (E£ 26) | E£ 8 | 231% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | RD$ 49 (E£ 19) | E£ 2.49 | 643% | |
Housing | 206% | |||
Housing in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) is 206% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | RD$ 42,022 (E£ 15,929) | E£ 3,773 | 322% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | RD$ 23,456 (E£ 8,891) | E£ 2,038 | 336% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | RD$ 4,374 (E£ 1,658) | E£ 188 | 781% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | RD$ 19,078 (E£ 7,231) | E£ 2,336 | 210% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | RD$ 11,333 (E£ 4,296) | E£ 1,513 | 184% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | RD$ 3,611 (E£ 1,369) | E£ 1,158 | 18% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | RD$ 2,230 (E£ 845) | E£ 311 | 172% | |
40” flat screen TV | RD$ 28,891 (E£ 10,951) | E£ 5,109 | 114% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | RD$ 6,119 (E£ 2,319) | E£ 1,166 | 99% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | RD$ 298 (E£ 113) | E£ 52 | 117% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | RD$ 69 (E£ 26) | E£ 16 | 62% | |
Clothes | 151% | |||
Clothes in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) is 151% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | RD$ 2,656 (E£ 1,007) | E£ 380 | 165% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | RD$ 2,778 (E£ 1,053) | E£ 411 | 156% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | RD$ 3,735 (E£ 1,416) | E£ 799 | 77% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | RD$ 3,590 (E£ 1,361) | E£ 413 | 229% | |
Transportation | 219% | |||
Transportation in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) is 219% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | RD$ 1,050,000 (E£ 398,002) | E£ 266,118 | 50% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | RD$ 70 (E£ 27) | E£ 2.38 | 1019% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | RD$ 1,200 (E£ 455) | E£ 120 | 278% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | RD$ 1,099 (E£ 417) | E£ 20 | 1979% | |
Personal Care | 363% | |||
Personal Care in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) is 363% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | RD$ 277 (E£ 105) | E£ 17 | 511% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | RD$ 611 (E£ 232) | E£ 60 | 286% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | RD$ 1,382 (E£ 524) | E£ 101 | 417% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | RD$ 215 (E£ 82) | - | - | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | RD$ 168 (E£ 64) | E£ 15 | 322% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | RD$ 203 (E£ 77) | E£ 18 | 319% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | RD$ 126 (E£ 48) | E£ 6 | 655% | |
Tube of toothpaste | RD$ 125 (E£ 48) | E£ 4.18 | 1038% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | RD$ 334 (E£ 126) | E£ 26 | 392% | |
Entertainment | 219% | |||
Entertainment in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) is 219% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | RD$ 1,440 (E£ 546) | E£ 103 | 432% | |
2 tickets to the movies | RD$ 500 (E£ 190) | E£ 73 | 160% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | RD$ 2,722 (E£ 1,032) | E£ 354 | 191% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | RD$ 2,996 (E£ 1,136) | E£ 211 | 438% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | RD$ 323 (E£ 122) | E£ 46 | 165% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | RD$ 69 (E£ 26) | E£ 26 | 1% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | RD$ 95 (E£ 36) | E£ 21 | 69% | |
iPod nano 16GB | RD$ 6,472 (E£ 2,453) | E£ 1,962 | 25% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | RD$ 8 (E£ 3.07) | E£ 0.24 | 1204% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | RD$ 2,440 (E£ 925) | E£ 354 | 161% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | RD$ 160 (E£ 61) | E£ 26 | 131% | |
TOTAL | 206% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 865 prices entered by 78 different people.
These prices were last updated on December 02, 2016.
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Cost of living in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) is 206% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 47,886
(RD$ 126,331)
in Santo Domingo
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,625
in Alexandria.
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