- Cost of Living
- Dominican Republic
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 43% | |||
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Food in Dominican Republic is 43% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | RD$ 314 (E£ 112) | E£ 142 | - 21% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | RD$ 295 (E£ 105) | E£ 69 | + 53% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | RD$ 128 (E£ 46) | E£ 39 | + 18% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | RD$ 56 (E£ 20) | E£ 14 | + 39% | |

12 eggs, large | RD$ 97 (E£ 34) | E£ 21 | + 61% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | RD$ 68 (E£ 24) | E£ 10 | + 139% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | RD$ 184 (E£ 66) | E£ 32 | + 107% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | RD$ 119 (E£ 42) | E£ 25 | + 72% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | RD$ 63 (E£ 22) | E£ 7 | + 229% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | RD$ 102 (E£ 36) | E£ 22 | + 65% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | RD$ 562 (E£ 200) | E£ 146 | + 37% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | RD$ 67 (E£ 24) | E£ 12 | + 93% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | RD$ 45 (E£ 16) | E£ 5.81 | + 173% | |

Housing | + 52% | |||

Housing in Dominican Republic is 52% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | RD$ 32,488 (E£ 11,565) | E£ 8,190 | + 41% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | RD$ 20,192 (E£ 7,188) | E£ 5,267 | + 36% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | RD$ 4,511 (E£ 1,606) | E£ 908 | + 77% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | RD$ 22,968 (E£ 8,176) | E£ 6,098 | + 34% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | RD$ 13,923 (E£ 4,956) | E£ 3,794 | + 31% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | RD$ 3,449 (E£ 1,228) | E£ 610 | + 101% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | RD$ 1,594 (E£ 567) | E£ 235 | + 141% | |

40” flat screen TV | RD$ 30,670 (E£ 10,918) | E£ 6,021 | + 81% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | RD$ 5,436 (E£ 1,935) | E£ 3,030 | - 36% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | RD$ 380 (E£ 135) | E£ 102 | + 33% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | RD$ 496 (E£ 177) | E£ 91 | + 94% | |

Clothes | + 8% | |||

Clothes in Dominican Republic is 8% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | RD$ 2,212 (E£ 787) | E£ 874 | - 10% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | RD$ 2,630 (E£ 936) | E£ 761 | + 23% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | RD$ 3,437 (E£ 1,224) | E£ 1,831 | - 33% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | RD$ 3,748 (E£ 1,334) | E£ 1,123 | + 19% | |

Transportation | + 31% | |||

Transportation in Dominican Republic is 31% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | RD$ 1,035,640 (E£ 368,664) | E£ 444,807 | - 17% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | RD$ 62 (E£ 22) | E£ 6 | + 268% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | RD$ 1,912 (E£ 681) | E£ 435 | + 57% | |

Personal Care | + 81% | |||

Personal Care in Dominican Republic is 81% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | RD$ 398 (E£ 142) | E£ 37 | + 280% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | RD$ 493 (E£ 176) | E£ 75 | + 134% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | RD$ 1,374 (E£ 489) | E£ 351 | + 39% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | RD$ 450 (E£ 160) | E£ 60 | + 167% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | RD$ 216 (E£ 77) | E£ 49 | + 56% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | RD$ 210 (E£ 75) | E£ 48 | + 56% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | RD$ 115 (E£ 41) | E£ 25 | + 63% | |

Tube of toothpaste | RD$ 130 (E£ 46) | E£ 19 | + 149% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | RD$ 281 (E£ 100) | E£ 70 | + 43% | |

Entertainment | + 8% | |||

Entertainment in Dominican Republic is 8% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | RD$ 1,464 (E£ 521) | E£ 320 | + 63% | |

2 tickets to the movies | RD$ 523 (E£ 186) | E£ 133 | + 40% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | RD$ 2,962 (E£ 1,054) | E£ 728 | + 45% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | RD$ 2,424 (E£ 863) | E£ 524 | + 65% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | RD$ 303 (E£ 108) | E£ 95 | + 14% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | RD$ 113 (E£ 40) | E£ 42 | - 4% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | RD$ 152 (E£ 54) | E£ 41 | + 33% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | RD$ 27,845 (E£ 9,912) | E£ 9,559 | + 4% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | RD$ 8 (E£ 2.85) | E£ 4.68 | - 39% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | RD$ 1,706 (E£ 607) | E£ 787 | - 23% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | RD$ 213 (E£ 76) | E£ 37 | + 103% | |

TOTAL | + 33% |

These prices were last updated on December 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.35598
EGP
/
DOP

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#
Cost of living in
**Dominican Republic**
is
**33% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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