Dominican Republic vs Germany - Cost of Living Comparison

Dominican Republic Germany
🚶 Cost of living one person
$791
$1325
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1960
$3223
🏠 One person rent
$305
$720
🏘️ Family rent
$519
$1340
🍽️ Food expenses
$295
$370
🚐 Transport expenses
$116
$114
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$367
$2611
💸 GDP per capita
$7268
$46253
😃 Human freedom index
7.88
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
74.3
80.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
30
80
🌐 English speaking %
0.2%
56.3%
🎓 Higher education
37
94
😀 Quality of life
46
79
🏙️ Population
10.4M
83.1M

The average cost of living in the Dominican Republic ($791) is 40% less expensive than in Germany ($1325). the Dominican Republic ranked 104th vs 30th for Germany in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in the Dominican Republic compared to 2 months in Germany. Ranked 109th and 17th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the Dominican Republic vs Germany

We calculate prices for the Dominican Republic and Germany as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 662 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.

Dominican Republic Germany
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.32
$10.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.9
$47.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.99
$8.42
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.32
$3.72
 Cappuccino
$1.93
$3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.83
$2.43
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$320
$667
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$187
$519
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$573
$1374
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$361
$1025
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$46.5
$138
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.5
$212
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$44.8
$33.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12%
1.98%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1050
$5740
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$734
$4180
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.64
$2.86
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$37
$70.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22
$20.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$2.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.42
$1.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$1.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.8
$2.59
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.48
$11.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.32
$7.39
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.05
$14.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$2.4
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.04
$2.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$1.46
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$1.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.41
$1.81
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.6
$5.59
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.17
$0.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.38
$7.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.73
$8.86
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.03
$2.47
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.98
$1.42
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.29
$1.54
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$29
$31.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.01
$11.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.4
$58.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.25
$15
👖 Brand Jeans
$44.5
$75.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.6
$83.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$203
$330
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4498
$11602

Cities Comparison in the Dominican Republic vs Germany

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In the Dominican Republic

City Cost of living Population
Santo Domingo
$953
2.58M
Santiago de los Caballeros
$673
1.34M
Puerto Plata
$697
338K
La Vega
$538
248K
San Cristobal
$721
233K
San Francisco de Macoris
$727
188K
Higuey
$809
169K
San Juan de la Maguana
$761
169K
Bonao
$553
158K
Bani
$692
146K
Boca Chica
$678
142K
Azua
$788
128K
La Romana
$610
140K
San Pedro de Macoris
$738
217K
Sabaneta
$723
98.5K
Samana
$839
108K
Barahona
$722
83.6K
Nagua
$721
79.4K
Cotui
$723
79.6K
Mao
$658
76.9K
Punta Cana
$918
44K
El Seibo
$801
66.9K
Sosua
$871
69.9K
Jarabacoa
$634
58.8K
Cabarete
$928
4.09K

In Germany

City Cost of living Population
Berlin
$1761
3.66M
Hamburg City
$1757
1.85M
Munich
$1941
1.49M
Cologne
$1502
1.08M
Frankfurt
$1681
764K
Dusseldorf
$1470
646K
Stuttgart
$1516
630K
Essen
$1102
582K
Nuremberg
$1206
516K
Leipzig
$1178
597K
Dresden
$1125
555K
Hanover
$1253
543K
Dortmund
$1155
588K
Bremen City
$1260
567K
Duisburg
$1001
496K
Karlsruhe
$1355
308K
Mannheim
$1357
310K
Gelsenkirchen
$1351
259K
Bielefeld
$1498
334K
Braunschweig
$1158
249K
Freiburg im Breisgau
$1545
231K
Wuppertal
$1076
355K
Bonn
$1440
331K
Aachen
$1169
249K
Monchengladbach
$1256
260K
Krefeld
$1219
227K
Augsburg
$1389
296K
Wiesbaden
$1425
279K
Magdeburg
$1127
236K
Bochum
$1118
364K