Cost of living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district RD$ 353
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) RD$ 301
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RD$ 172
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RD$ 57
12 eggs, large RD$ 100
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RD$ 65
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RD$ 191
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RD$ 103
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes RD$ 52
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RD$ 100
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RD$ 534
2 liters of Coca-Cola RD$ 69
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RD$ 50
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RD$ 32,253
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area RD$ 20,349
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RD$ 5,403
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area RD$ 22,551
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area RD$ 13,886
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio RD$ 3,331
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) RD$ 1,553
40” flat screen TV RD$ 31,230
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) RD$ 5,917
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RD$ 354
Hourly rate for cleaning help RD$ 637
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RD$ 2,048
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) RD$ 2,350
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) RD$ 3,457
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes RD$ 3,322
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new RD$ 847,462
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RD$ 63
Monthly ticket public transport RD$ 1,984
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) RD$ 1,254
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) RD$ 333
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) RD$ 554
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) RD$ 1,303
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RD$ 410
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RD$ 199
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RD$ 203
4 rolls of toilet paper RD$ 119
Tube of toothpaste RD$ 129
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RD$ 300
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RD$ 1,377
2 tickets to the movies RD$ 505
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RD$ 3,450
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert RD$ 2,500
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RD$ 345
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RD$ 107
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RD$ 136
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB RD$ 22,782
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RD$ 12
1 month of gym membership in business district RD$ 1,406
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes RD$ 175
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,385 prices entered by 197 different people.
Latest price update: April 25, 2018.

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