Cost of living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Summary of cost of living in Santo Domingo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: RD$ 132,423
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: RD$ 56,682
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Santo Domingo
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district RD$ 487
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) RD$ 350
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RD$ 168
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RD$ 66
12 eggs, large RD$ 151
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RD$ 81
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RD$ 344
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RD$ 119
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes RD$ 69
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RD$ 123
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RD$ 753
2 liters of coca-cola RD$ 71
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RD$ 54
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area RD$ 43,358
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area RD$ 21,042
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RD$ 4,670
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area RD$ 27,114
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area RD$ 16,871
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio RD$ 2,214
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) RD$ 1,281
40” flat screen tv RD$ 23,110
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) RD$ 7,809
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RD$ 209
Hourly rate for cleaning help RD$ 223
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) RD$ 2,158
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) RD$ 1,990
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) RD$ 6,323
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes RD$ 4,561
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new RD$ 744,458
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RD$ 78
Monthly ticket public transport RD$ 2,667
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) RD$ 761
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) RD$ 436
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) RD$ 436
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) RD$ 1,867
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) RD$ 375
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RD$ 128
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RD$ 272
4 rolls of toilet paper RD$ 120
Tube of toothpaste RD$ 155
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RD$ 743
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RD$ 778
2 tickets to the movies RD$ 582
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RD$ 1,545
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert RD$ 3,169
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RD$ 385
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RD$ 168
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RD$ 146
Ipad wi-fi 128gb RD$ 25,884
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RD$ 9
1 month of gym membership in business district RD$ 2,619
1 package of marlboro cigarettes RD$ 223
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 535 prices entered by 97 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2023

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