Cost of living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district RD$ 432
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) RD$ 302
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RD$ 139
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RD$ 56
12 eggs, large RD$ 117
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RD$ 74
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RD$ 216
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RD$ 139
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes RD$ 90
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RD$ 89
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RD$ 537
2 liters of Coca-Cola RD$ 67
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RD$ 44
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RD$ 38,977
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area RD$ 23,964
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RD$ 3,955
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area RD$ 22,912
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area RD$ 13,791
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio RD$ 2,785
Internet 8MB (1 month) RD$ 1,967
40” flat screen TV RD$ 34,355
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) RD$ 5,571
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RD$ 202
Hourly rate for cleaning help RD$ 95
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RD$ 2,532
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) RD$ 2,186
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) RD$ 3,627
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes RD$ 3,292
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new RD$ 1,009,150
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RD$ 59
Monthly ticket public transport RD$ 1,435
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) RD$ 804
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) RD$ 320
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) RD$ 742
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) RD$ 1,471
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RD$ 205
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RD$ 138
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RD$ 199
4 rolls of toilet paper RD$ 111
Tube of toothpaste RD$ 121
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RD$ 371
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RD$ 1,386
2 tickets to the movies RD$ 545
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RD$ 3,013
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert RD$ 2,918
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RD$ 346
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RD$ 105
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RD$ 121
iPod nano 16GB RD$ 6,333
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RD$ 8
1 month of gym membership in business district RD$ 2,494
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes RD$ 180
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,377 prices entered by 170 different people.
Latest price update: February 13, 2016.

Santo Domingo position in our World Ranking

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155th
out of 241
latin america
10th
out of 37

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