- Cost of Living
- Dominican Republic
- Egypt
- Santo Domingo
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 62% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) is 62% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | RD$ 300 (E£ 108) | E£ 72 | + 50% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | RD$ 299 (E£ 108) | E£ 72 | + 51% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | RD$ 160 (E£ 58) | E£ 37 | + 55% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | RD$ 56 (E£ 20) | E£ 14 | + 50% | |

12 eggs, large | RD$ 72 (E£ 26) | E£ 20 | + 29% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | RD$ 64 (E£ 23) | E£ 14 | + 65% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | RD$ 192 (E£ 69) | E£ 29 | + 140% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | RD$ 95 (E£ 34) | E£ 21 | + 64% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | RD$ 53 (E£ 19) | E£ 5.86 | + 227% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | RD$ 86 (E£ 31) | E£ 19 | + 59% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | RD$ 450 (E£ 162) | E£ 92 | + 76% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | RD$ 69 (E£ 25) | E£ 11 | + 120% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | RD$ 47 (E£ 17) | E£ 10 | + 63% | |

Housing | + 86% | |||

Housing in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) is 86% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | RD$ 42,022 (E£ 15,162) | E£ 5,401 | + 181% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | RD$ 23,456 (E£ 8,463) | E£ 3,866 | + 119% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | RD$ 5,344 (E£ 1,928) | E£ 898 | + 115% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | RD$ 19,078 (E£ 6,884) | E£ 3,625 | + 90% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | RD$ 11,333 (E£ 4,089) | E£ 2,335 | + 75% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | RD$ 3,796 (E£ 1,369) | E£ 736 | + 86% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | RD$ 1,549 (E£ 559) | E£ 365 | + 53% | |

40” flat screen TV | RD$ 30,902 (E£ 11,150) | E£ 6,508 | + 71% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | RD$ 5,748 (E£ 2,074) | E£ 1,877 | + 11% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | RD$ 355 (E£ 128) | E£ 67 | + 90% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | RD$ 406 (E£ 146) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 33% | |||

Clothes in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) is 33% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | RD$ 2,656 (E£ 958) | E£ 740 | + 29% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | RD$ 2,778 (E£ 1,002) | E£ 681 | + 47% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | RD$ 3,415 (E£ 1,232) | E£ 1,691 | - 27% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | RD$ 3,730 (E£ 1,346) | E£ 777 | + 73% | |

Transportation | + 68% | |||

Transportation in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) is 68% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | RD$ 1,050,000 (E£ 378,858) | E£ 453,039 | - 16% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | RD$ 61 (E£ 22) | E£ 3.88 | + 466% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | RD$ 1,200 (E£ 433) | E£ 182 | + 137% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | RD$ 1,237 (E£ 446) | E£ 126 | + 253% | |

Personal Care | + 155% | |||

Personal Care in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) is 155% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | RD$ 317 (E£ 115) | E£ 33 | + 250% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | RD$ 554 (E£ 200) | E£ 72 | + 176% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | RD$ 1,126 (E£ 406) | E£ 200 | + 103% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | RD$ 389 (E£ 140) | E£ 40 | + 250% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | RD$ 175 (E£ 63) | E£ 21 | + 201% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | RD$ 197 (E£ 71) | E£ 26 | + 177% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | RD$ 103 (E£ 37) | E£ 20 | + 88% | |

Tube of toothpaste | RD$ 146 (E£ 53) | E£ 15 | + 259% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | RD$ 260 (E£ 94) | E£ 46 | + 104% | |

Entertainment | + 101% | |||

Entertainment in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) is 101% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | RD$ 1,362 (E£ 491) | E£ 153 | + 221% | |

2 tickets to the movies | RD$ 500 (E£ 180) | E£ 99 | + 83% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | RD$ 3,648 (E£ 1,316) | E£ 520 | + 153% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | RD$ 2,468 (E£ 891) | E£ 249 | + 258% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | RD$ 316 (E£ 114) | E£ 52 | + 119% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | RD$ 69 (E£ 25) | E£ 25 | - 2% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | RD$ 95 (E£ 34) | E£ 19 | + 76% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | RD$ 25,049 (E£ 9,038) | E£ 11,487 | - 21% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | RD$ 8 (E£ 2.93) | E£ 0.23 | + 1189% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | RD$ 2,440 (E£ 880) | E£ 416 | + 112% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | RD$ 160 (E£ 58) | E£ 28 | + 106% | |

TOTAL | + 77% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 1,657 prices entered by 222 different people.

These prices were last updated on May 22, 2018.
Exchange rate:
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/
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#
Cost of living in
**Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)**
is
**77% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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