- Cost of Living
- Dominican Republic
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Dominican Republic**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 42% | |||
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Food in Dominican Republic is 42% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | RD$ 325 (E£ 117) | E£ 146 | - 20% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | RD$ 294 (E£ 106) | E£ 70 | + 52% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | RD$ 130 (E£ 47) | E£ 39 | + 21% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | RD$ 56 (E£ 20) | E£ 14 | + 40% | |

12 eggs, large | RD$ 96 (E£ 34) | E£ 22 | + 58% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | RD$ 67 (E£ 24) | E£ 11 | + 126% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | RD$ 194 (E£ 70) | E£ 33 | + 114% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | RD$ 111 (E£ 40) | E£ 26 | + 55% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | RD$ 60 (E£ 21) | E£ 7 | + 212% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | RD$ 101 (E£ 36) | E£ 22 | + 64% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | RD$ 569 (E£ 205) | E£ 152 | + 34% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | RD$ 67 (E£ 24) | E£ 13 | + 91% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | RD$ 47 (E£ 17) | E£ 5.73 | + 192% | |

Housing | + 53% | |||

Housing in Dominican Republic is 53% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | RD$ 33,626 (E£ 12,097) | E£ 8,335 | + 45% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | RD$ 20,063 (E£ 7,218) | E£ 5,159 | + 40% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | RD$ 4,511 (E£ 1,623) | E£ 908 | + 79% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | RD$ 22,620 (E£ 8,138) | E£ 6,098 | + 33% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | RD$ 13,923 (E£ 5,009) | E£ 3,794 | + 32% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | RD$ 3,362 (E£ 1,210) | E£ 610 | + 98% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | RD$ 1,613 (E£ 580) | E£ 251 | + 132% | |

40” flat screen TV | RD$ 30,937 (E£ 11,130) | E£ 6,021 | + 85% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | RD$ 5,528 (E£ 1,989) | E£ 3,030 | - 34% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | RD$ 382 (E£ 138) | E£ 102 | + 35% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | RD$ 486 (E£ 175) | E£ 91 | + 92% | |

Clothes | + 10% | |||

Clothes in Dominican Republic is 10% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | RD$ 2,212 (E£ 796) | E£ 874 | - 9% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | RD$ 2,630 (E£ 946) | E£ 761 | + 24% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | RD$ 3,437 (E£ 1,237) | E£ 1,862 | - 34% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | RD$ 3,748 (E£ 1,348) | E£ 1,123 | + 20% | |

Transportation | + 28% | |||

Transportation in Dominican Republic is 28% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | RD$ 1,000,290 (E£ 359,855) | E£ 444,807 | - 19% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | RD$ 62 (E£ 22) | E£ 5.87 | + 283% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | RD$ 1,794 (E£ 646) | E£ 435 | + 48% | |

Personal Care | + 73% | |||

Personal Care in Dominican Republic is 73% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | RD$ 328 (E£ 118) | E£ 41 | + 190% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | RD$ 493 (E£ 177) | E£ 74 | + 138% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | RD$ 1,374 (E£ 494) | E£ 334 | + 48% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | RD$ 450 (E£ 162) | E£ 60 | + 170% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | RD$ 206 (E£ 74) | E£ 50 | + 49% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | RD$ 216 (E£ 78) | E£ 52 | + 49% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | RD$ 112 (E£ 40) | E£ 26 | + 58% | |

Tube of toothpaste | RD$ 129 (E£ 47) | E£ 20 | + 127% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | RD$ 288 (E£ 103) | E£ 70 | + 48% | |

Entertainment | + 6% | |||

Entertainment in Dominican Republic is 6% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | RD$ 1,464 (E£ 527) | E£ 329 | + 60% | |

2 tickets to the movies | RD$ 523 (E£ 188) | E£ 134 | + 40% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | RD$ 2,962 (E£ 1,065) | E£ 728 | + 46% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | RD$ 2,424 (E£ 872) | E£ 524 | + 66% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | RD$ 303 (E£ 109) | E£ 91 | + 20% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | RD$ 113 (E£ 41) | E£ 42 | - 2% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | RD$ 152 (E£ 55) | E£ 43 | + 28% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | RD$ 27,845 (E£ 10,017) | E£ 10,473 | - 4% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | RD$ 8 (E£ 2.88) | E£ 4.68 | - 38% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | RD$ 1,706 (E£ 614) | E£ 820 | - 25% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | RD$ 213 (E£ 76) | E£ 37 | + 109% | |

TOTAL | + 32% |

These prices were last updated on November 15, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.35975
EGP
/
DOP

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#
Cost of living in
**Dominican Republic**
is
**32% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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