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$ 106,470
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: RD$ 43,925
  • Cost of living in Santiago de los Caballeros is cheaper than in 76% of cities in Latin America (32 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Santiago de los Caballeros is cheaper than in 86% of cities in the World (230 out of 266)
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List of prices in Santiago de los Caballeros
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district RD$ 307
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) RD$ 300
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RD$ 126
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RD$ 57
12 eggs, large RD$ 81
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RD$ 64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RD$ 179
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RD$ 108
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes RD$ 56
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RD$ 103
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RD$ 600
2 liters of coca-cola RD$ 68
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RD$ 42
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area RD$ 31,491
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area RD$ 16,218
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RD$ 3,372
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area RD$ 17,035
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area RD$ 9,486
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio RD$ 2,319
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) RD$ 1,630
40” flat screen tv RD$ 28,486
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) RD$ 4,978
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RD$ 319
Hourly rate for cleaning help RD$ 206
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) RD$ 2,254
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) RD$ 1,960
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) RD$ 3,796
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes RD$ 3,021
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new RD$ 821,416
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RD$ 62
Monthly ticket public transport RD$ 1,929
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) RD$ 479
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) RD$ 294
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) RD$ 463
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) RD$ 1,472
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) RD$ 353
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RD$ 143
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RD$ 184
4 rolls of toilet paper RD$ 106
Tube of toothpaste RD$ 109
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RD$ 391
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RD$ 940
2 tickets to the movies RD$ 438
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$ 1,961
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RD$ 233
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RD$ 86
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RD$ 136
Ipad wi-fi 128gb RD$ 26,840
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RD$ 8
1 month of gym membership in business district RD$ 2,057
1 package of marlboro cigarettes RD$ 137
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 45 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2022

Santiago de los Caballeros position in our World Ranking

the world
230th
out of 266
latin america
32nd
out of 42

Cheapest and most expensive products in Santiago de los Caballeros compared to other cities:

latin america
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