Cost of living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Summary of cost of living in Santo Domingo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: RD$ 118,011
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: RD$ 48,448
  • Cost of living in Santo Domingo is cheaper than in 51% of cities in Latin America (24 out of 47)
  • Cost of living in Santo Domingo is cheaper than in 79% of cities in the World (223 out of 284)

List of prices in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district RD$ 323
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) RD$ 333
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RD$ 159
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RD$ 55
12 eggs, large RD$ 84
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RD$ 71
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RD$ 173
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RD$ 183
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes RD$ 51
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RD$ 117
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RD$ 794
2 liters of coca-cola RD$ 63
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RD$ 46
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area RD$ 33,856
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area RD$ 17,428
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RD$ 3,930
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area RD$ 27,598
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area RD$ 14,947
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio RD$ 2,335
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) RD$ 1,671
40” flat screen tv RD$ 25,762
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) RD$ 6,660
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RD$ 378
Hourly rate for cleaning help RD$ 183
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) RD$ 2,189
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) RD$ 1,765
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) RD$ 3,871
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes RD$ 5,659
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new RD$ 1,004,560
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RD$ 62
Monthly ticket public transport RD$ 2,046
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) RD$ 860
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) RD$ 307
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) RD$ 451
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) RD$ 1,754
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) RD$ 406
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RD$ 168
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RD$ 224
4 rolls of toilet paper RD$ 97
Tube of toothpaste RD$ 143
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RD$ 410
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RD$ 1,061
2 tickets to the movies RD$ 537
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RD$ 3,713
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert RD$ 2,614
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RD$ 332
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RD$ 155
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RD$ 150
Ipad wi-fi 128gb RD$ 29,040
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RD$ 8
1 month of gym membership in business district RD$ 1,898
1 package of marlboro cigarettes RD$ 211
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 601 prices entered by 73 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2020

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Santo Domingo position in our World Ranking

the world
223rd
out of 284
latin america
24th
out of 47

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