Cost of living in Dominica

Summary of cost of living in Dominica

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: EC$11,050
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: EC$3,608
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district EC$20
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) EC$15
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast -
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk EC$9
12 eggs, large EC$5.95
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes EC$8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese EC$14
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples EC$13
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes EC$10
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket EC$7
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality EC$21
2 liters of coca-cola EC$16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day EC$3.22
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area EC$1,200
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area EC$1,200
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat EC$300
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area EC$700
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area EC$600
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio EC$500
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) EC$115
40” flat screen tv EC$1,200
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) EC$54
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) EC$165
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) EC$170
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) EC$213
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes EC$80
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas EC$22
Monthly ticket public transport -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) EC$100
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) EC$26
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) EC$15
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper EC$2.31
Tube of toothpaste EC$10
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city EC$10
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub EC$20
2 tickets to the movies EC$50
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) EC$50
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club EC$18
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) EC$5.00
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district EC$75
1 package of marlboro cigarettes -

Map of Cost of Living in Dominica


This map shows only the top cities in Dominica. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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