China vs Dominican Republic - Cost of Living Comparison

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China Dominican Republic
🚶 Cost of living one person
$693
$788
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1908
$2019
🏠 One person rent
$295
$309
🏘️ Family rent
$537
$572
🍽️ Food expenses
$243
$300
🚐 Transport expenses
$73.6
$101
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$835
$406
💸 GDP per capita
$12720
$10111
😃 Human freedom index
5.15
7.56
❤️ Life expectancy
78.2
72.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
35
🌐 English speaking %
0.7%
0.2%
🎓 Higher education
90
39
😀 Quality of life
50
38
🏙️ Population
1.44B
10.4M

The average cost of living in China ($693) is 12% less expensive than in the Dominican Republic ($788). China ranked 134th vs 113th for the Dominican Republic in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months in China compared to 0.5 months in the Dominican Republic. Ranked 82nd and 128th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in China vs the Dominican Republic

We calculate prices for China and the Dominican Republic as a population-weighted mean of 544 and 25 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

China Dominican Republic
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.78
$6.37
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
$37.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.06
$6.57
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.44
$2.4
 Cappuccino
$3.39
$2.18
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.49
$0.81
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$337
$356
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$223
$204
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$647
$696
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$423
$423
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36
$37.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.4
$57.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.1
$37.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.74%
11.93%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5416
$1378
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2836
$873
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
$0.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.1
$45.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.18
$21
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.16
$1.28
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.9
$1.13
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$1.58
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.74
$1.72
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$6.51
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$5.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
$10.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$2.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$0.74
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.57
$2.34
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.32
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$1.4
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
$2.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.4
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$1.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.9
$10.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.83
$2.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.31
$3.91
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.88
$6.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.62
$4.19
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.47
$2.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.66
$2.33
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39
$27.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.04
$5.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$34.2
$30.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.54
$8.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.1
$48.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$77.4
$79.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$447
$328
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16378
$4675

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In China

City Cost of living Population
Beijing
$1071
21.9M
Shanghai
$1202
24.9M
Hong Kong
$2638
7.41M
Shenzhen
$959
17.5M
Chongqing
$760
32.1M
Guangzhou
$759
18.7M
Chengdu
$653
20.9M
Tianjin
$730
13.9M
Xi'an
$609
13M
Hangzhou
$829
11.9M
Suzhou
$1114
12.7M
Baoding
$501
11.5M
Wuhan
$653
12.3M
Wuxi
$672
7.46M
Foshan
$580
9.5M
Quanzhou
$848
8.78M
Hefei
$717
9.37M
Nanjing
$749
9.31M
Bijie
$619
6.9M
Dongguan
$600
10.5M
Ganzhou
$831
8.97M
Changchun
$622
9.07M
Nantong
$659
7.73M
Jieyang
$726
6.09M
Qingdao
$662
10.1M
Changsha
$540
10M
Guiyang
$574
5.99M
Yantai
$762
7.1M
Zhengzhou
$545
12.6M
Kunming
$621
8.46M

In the Dominican Republic

City Cost of living Population
Santiago de los Caballeros
$787
1.34M
Santo Domingo
$1034
1.13M
Puerto Plata
$718
338K
La Vega
$547
248K
Higuey
$799
251K
San Cristobal
$759
233K
San Francisco de Macoris
$538
188K
San Juan de la Maguana
$628
169K
Bani
$688
146K
San Pedro de Macoris
$716
217K
Boca Chica
$672
142K
Bonao
$535
158K
La Romana
$700
140K
Sabaneta
$709
98.5K
Azua
$774
91.3K
Samana
$785
108K
Punta Cana
$1006
54.1K
Barahona
$713
83.6K
Cotui
$646
79.6K
Mao
$721
76.9K
Nagua
$785
76.9K
Jarabacoa
$728
58.8K
El Seibo
$740
66.9K
Sosua
$958
69.9K
Cabarete
$809
4.09K