Cost of living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Summary of cost of living in Santo Domingo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: RD$ 162,629
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: RD$ 74,766
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Santo Domingo
Current as of Mar 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district RD$ 534
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) RD$ 414
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RD$ 200
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RD$ 73
12 eggs, large RD$ 122
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RD$ 90
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RD$ 261
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RD$ 142
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes RD$ 70
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RD$ 129
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RD$ 757
2 liters of coca-cola RD$ 84
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RD$ 48
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area RD$ 63,858
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area RD$ 28,823
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RD$ 4,316
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area RD$ 34,589
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area RD$ 14,102
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio RD$ 2,061
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) RD$ 1,480
40” flat screen tv RD$ 30,801
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) RD$ 7,266
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RD$ 417
Hourly rate for cleaning help RD$ 964
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) RD$ 3,277
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) RD$ 1,407
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) RD$ 5,220
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes RD$ 6,868
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new RD$ 934,406
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RD$ 76
Monthly ticket public transport RD$ 3,146
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) RD$ 1,199
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) RD$ 277
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) RD$ 369
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) RD$ 2,351
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) RD$ 315
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RD$ 155
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RD$ 288
4 rolls of toilet paper RD$ 125
Tube of toothpaste RD$ 166
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RD$ 716
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RD$ 1,402
2 tickets to the movies RD$ 755
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RD$ 2,755
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert RD$ 3,697
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RD$ 513
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RD$ 240
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RD$ 177
Ipad wi-fi 128gb RD$ 28,845
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RD$ 15
1 month of gym membership in business district RD$ 3,067
1 package of marlboro cigarettes RD$ 258
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 485 prices entered by 80 different people.
Latest price update: March 01, 2024

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