Cost of living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district RD$ 372
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) RD$ 307
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RD$ 154
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RD$ 57
12 eggs, large RD$ 181
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RD$ 71
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RD$ 213
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RD$ 145
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes RD$ 90
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RD$ 96
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RD$ 501
2 liters of Coca-Cola RD$ 65
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RD$ 48
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RD$ 43,346
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area RD$ 24,425
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RD$ 3,625
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area RD$ 26,215
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area RD$ 13,542
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio RD$ 2,713
Internet 8MB (1 month) RD$ 1,963
40” flat screen TV RD$ 31,290
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) RD$ 6,053
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RD$ 235
Hourly rate for cleaning help RD$ 86
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RD$ 2,560
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) RD$ 2,304
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) RD$ 3,973
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes RD$ 3,539
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new RD$ 1,052,930
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RD$ 57
Monthly ticket public transport RD$ 1,295
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) RD$ 914
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) RD$ 305
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) RD$ 826
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) RD$ 1,526
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RD$ 216
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RD$ 170
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RD$ 201
4 rolls of toilet paper RD$ 119
Tube of toothpaste RD$ 128
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RD$ 411
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RD$ 1,345
2 tickets to the movies RD$ 563
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RD$ 2,468
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert RD$ 3,095
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RD$ 298
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RD$ 115
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RD$ 133
iPod nano 16GB RD$ 6,309
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RD$ 8
1 month of gym membership in business district RD$ 2,463
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes RD$ 188
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 561 prices entered by 48 different people.
Latest price update: May 25, 2016.

Santo Domingo position in our World Ranking

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178th
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12th
out of 42

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