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$ 462
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) RD$ 328
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RD$ 205
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RD$ 58
12 eggs, large RD$ 96
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RD$ 90
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RD$ 190
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RD$ 115
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes RD$ 52
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RD$ 102
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RD$ 591
2 liters of Coca-Cola RD$ 74
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RD$ 57
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RD$ 37,165
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area RD$ 21,728
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RD$ 7,041
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area RD$ 28,705
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area RD$ 17,542
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio RD$ 3,871
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) RD$ 1,813
40” flat screen TV RD$ 30,892
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) RD$ 6,198
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RD$ 458
Hourly rate for cleaning help RD$ 245
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RD$ 1,705
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) RD$ 3,191
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) RD$ 3,866
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes RD$ 4,135
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new RD$ 993,319
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RD$ 71
Monthly ticket public transport RD$ 2,084
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) RD$ 1,208
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) RD$ 354
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) RD$ 309
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) RD$ 1,444
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RD$ 232
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RD$ 131
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RD$ 221
4 rolls of toilet paper RD$ 126
Tube of toothpaste RD$ 146
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RD$ 641
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RD$ 1,629
2 tickets to the movies RD$ 520
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RD$ 3,587
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert RD$ 2,936
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RD$ 333
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RD$ 106
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RD$ 175
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB RD$ 27,259
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RD$ 8
1 month of gym membership in business district RD$ 1,325
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes RD$ 146
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 782 prices entered by 89 different people.
Latest price update: November 24, 2017.

Santo Domingo position in our World Ranking

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225th
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24th
out of 55

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