Dominican Republic vs Japan - Cost of Living Comparison

Dominican Republic Japan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$791
$1171
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1960
$2988
🏠 One person rent
$305
$531
🏘️ Family rent
$519
$1043
🍽️ Food expenses
$295
$394
🚐 Transport expenses
$116
$143
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$367
$2440
💸 GDP per capita
$7268
$40193
😃 Human freedom index
7.88
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
74.3
84.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
30
73
🌐 English speaking %
0.2%
15%
🎓 Higher education
37
99
😀 Quality of life
46
79
🏙️ Population
10.4M
126M

The average cost of living in the Dominican Republic ($791) is 32% less expensive than in Japan ($1171). the Dominican Republic ranked 104th vs 43rd for Japan 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 2.1 months in Japan. Ranked 109th and 18th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the Dominican Republic vs Japan

We calculate prices for the Dominican Republic and Japan as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 907 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 Japan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.32
$6.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.9
$31.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.99
$5.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.32
$3.39
 Cappuccino
$1.93
$3.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.83
$1.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$320
$558
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$187
$359
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$573
$1157
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$361
$783
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$46.5
$98.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.5
$152
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$44.8
$34.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12%
1.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1050
$4765
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$734
$2789
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.64
$1.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$37
$67
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22
$26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$1.4
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.42
$1.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$3.3
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.8
$1.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.48
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.32
$6.87
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.05
$18.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$4.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
$2.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.04
$4.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$4.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$2.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$2.28
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.41
$1.59
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.6
$8.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.17
$2.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.38
$3.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.73
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.03
$3.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.98
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.29
$1.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$29
$56
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.01
$12.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.4
$34.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.25
$17
👖 Brand Jeans
$44.5
$47.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.6
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$203
$331
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4498
$11700

Cities Comparison in the Dominican Republic vs Japan

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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 Japan

City Cost of living Population
Tokyo
$1698
14M
Yokohama
$1653
3.76M
Osaka
$1295
2.75M
Nagoya
$1337
2.33M
Kawasaki
$1133
1.54M
Kobe
$1305
1.51M
Sapporo
$1140
1.96M
Kyoto
$1163
1.46M
Hiroshima
$1227
1.2M
Fukuoka
$1234
1.6M
Sendai
$1128
1.06M
Yokosuka
$1133
390K
Kitakyushu
$1049
935K
Sakai
$1220
824K
Chiba
$1395
982K
Saitama
$1179
1.32M
Kumamoto
$1200
738K
Okayama
$1155
720K
Sagamihara
$1153
726K
Shizuoka
$1057
686K
Kagoshima
$1170
594K
Funabashi
$1170
641K
Kashiwa
$999
434K
Kawaguchi
$1085
593K
Hachioji
$1234
576K
Utsunomiya
$1136
518K
Niigata
$1034
791K
Hamamatsu
$1232
788K
Himeji
$1164
528K
Kanazawa
$924
462K