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Cost of Living in the Dominican Republic

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$679
$1679
🛋️ Without rent
$413
$1248
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$266
$431
🍽️ Food
$248
$660
🚐 Transport
$101
$283
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$337
💸 GDP per capita
$8051
🏙️ Population
10.4M

The cost of living in the Dominican Republic is $679, which is 1.09 times less expensive than the world average. The Dominican Republic ranked 122nd out of 197 countries by cost of living and the 95th best country to live in.

The average salary after taxes in the Dominican Republic is $337, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months.

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To maintain the standard of living with a salary of $1000 in Santo Domingo, you will need $765 a month in Santiago de los Caballeros - the cost of living in Santo Domingo is 1.31 times higher than in Santiago de los Caballeros.

Prices in the Dominican Republic

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

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.39
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.01
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.16
☕ Cappuccino
$1.74
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.85

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.09
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.51
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.36
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.14

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$32.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.08

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$295
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$169
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$533
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$293
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$37.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.72%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$842
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$458

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.38
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.43
👖 Brand Jeans
$40.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$214
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5031