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$ 107,592
Single person estimated monthly costs: RD$ 44,873
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List of prices in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district RD$ 283
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) RD$ 306
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RD$ 110
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RD$ 56
12 eggs, large RD$ 78
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RD$ 68
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RD$ 160
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RD$ 103
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes RD$ 61
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RD$ 95
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RD$ 527
2 liters of Coca-Cola RD$ 66
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RD$ 45
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RD$ 30,732
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area RD$ 18,544
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RD$ 3,005
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$ 2,280
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) RD$ 1,663
40” flat screen TV RD$ 27,803
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) RD$ 4,976
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RD$ 305
Hourly rate for cleaning help RD$ 127
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RD$ 2,456
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) RD$ 2,120
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) RD$ 3,748
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$ 878,009
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RD$ 61
Monthly ticket public transport RD$ 1,775
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) RD$ 1,096
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$ 1,467
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RD$ 300
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RD$ 143
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RD$ 192
4 rolls of toilet paper RD$ 98
Tube of toothpaste RD$ 102
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RD$ 260
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RD$ 946
2 tickets to the movies RD$ 441
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$ 224
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RD$ 86
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RD$ 127
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB RD$ 27,560
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RD$ 8
1 month of gym membership in business district RD$ 1,761
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes RD$ 102
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 214 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2019

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