Cost of living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district RD$ 396
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) RD$ 297
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RD$ 137
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RD$ 56
12 eggs, large RD$ 116
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RD$ 73
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RD$ 216
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RD$ 141
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes RD$ 90
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RD$ 89
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RD$ 499
2 liters of Coca-Cola RD$ 65
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RD$ 46
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RD$ 41,336
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area RD$ 23,044
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RD$ 3,787
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area RD$ 21,501
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area RD$ 13,659
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio RD$ 2,422
Internet 8MB (1 month) RD$ 1,965
40” flat screen TV RD$ 32,440
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) RD$ 5,715
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RD$ 299
Hourly rate for cleaning help RD$ 85
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RD$ 2,467
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) RD$ 2,337
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) RD$ 3,585
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes RD$ 3,206
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new RD$ 1,101,040
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RD$ 57
Monthly ticket public transport RD$ 1,337
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) RD$ 812
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) RD$ 329
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) RD$ 632
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) RD$ 1,428
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RD$ 209
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RD$ 164
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RD$ 200
4 rolls of toilet paper RD$ 113
Tube of toothpaste RD$ 119
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RD$ 393
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RD$ 1,256
2 tickets to the movies RD$ 546
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RD$ 2,542
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert RD$ 2,811
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RD$ 310
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RD$ 109
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RD$ 127
iPod nano 16GB RD$ 7,001
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RD$ 7
1 month of gym membership in business district RD$ 2,419
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes RD$ 175
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 624 prices entered by 50 different people.
Latest price update: May 05, 2016.

Santo Domingo position in our World Ranking

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187th
out of 271
latin america
13th
out of 41

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