Cost of living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district RD$ 308
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) RD$ 308
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RD$ 136
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RD$ 57
12 eggs, large RD$ 104
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RD$ 107
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RD$ 326
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RD$ 120
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes RD$ 101
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RD$ 106
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RD$ 600
2 liters of Coca-Cola RD$ 63
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RD$ 62
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RD$ 41,687
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area RD$ 21,639
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RD$ 4,313
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area RD$ 26,421
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area RD$ 13,301
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio RD$ 3,611
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) RD$ 2,332
40” flat screen TV RD$ 28,891
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) RD$ 6,119
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RD$ 298
Hourly rate for cleaning help RD$ 69
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RD$ 2,060
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) RD$ 4,253
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) RD$ 3,690
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes RD$ 3,590
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new RD$ 1,388,770
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RD$ 70
Monthly ticket public transport RD$ 1,560
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) RD$ 1,099
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) RD$ 277
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) RD$ 460
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) RD$ 1,769
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RD$ 215
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RD$ 168
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RD$ 203
4 rolls of toilet paper RD$ 131
Tube of toothpaste RD$ 125
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RD$ 334
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RD$ 1,440
2 tickets to the movies RD$ 557
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RD$ 2,722
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert RD$ 2,996
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RD$ 323
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RD$ 112
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RD$ 204
iPod nano 16GB RD$ 6,472
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RD$ 8
1 month of gym membership in business district RD$ 2,382
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes RD$ 189
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 535 prices entered by 60 different people.
Latest price update: January 22, 2017.

Santo Domingo position in our World Ranking

the world
143rd
out of 223
latin america
14th
out of 30

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