Cost of living in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Summary of cost of living in Santiago de los Caballeros

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: RD$ 105,406
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: RD$ 42,797
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List of prices in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district RD$ 287
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) RD$ 313
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RD$ 107
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RD$ 56
12 eggs, large RD$ 80
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RD$ 64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RD$ 170
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RD$ 103
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes RD$ 62
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RD$ 100
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RD$ 527
2 liters of coca-cola RD$ 67
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RD$ 42
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area RD$ 28,357
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area RD$ 16,876
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RD$ 2,987
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area RD$ 17,806
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area RD$ 9,427
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio RD$ 2,209
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) RD$ 1,663
40” flat screen tv RD$ 26,688
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) RD$ 4,978
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RD$ 306
Hourly rate for cleaning help RD$ 180
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) RD$ 2,328
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) RD$ 2,001
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) RD$ 3,648
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes RD$ 2,873
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new RD$ 823,290
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RD$ 61
Monthly ticket public transport RD$ 1,852
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) RD$ 1,104
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) RD$ 280
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) RD$ 511
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) RD$ 1,472
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) RD$ 361
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RD$ 143
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RD$ 193
4 rolls of toilet paper RD$ 99
Tube of toothpaste RD$ 104
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RD$ 262
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RD$ 940
2 tickets to the movies RD$ 425
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RD$ 1,600
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert RD$ 1,665
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RD$ 218
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RD$ 86
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RD$ 139
Ipad wi-fi 128gb RD$ 27,550
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RD$ 8
1 month of gym membership in business district RD$ 1,779
1 package of marlboro cigarettes RD$ 128
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 69 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2021

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