Dominican Republic vs Moldova - Cost of Living Comparison

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Dominican Republic Moldova
🚶 Cost of living one person
$788
$810
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2019
$1937
🏠 One person rent
$309
$453
🏘️ Family rent
$572
$823
🍽️ Food expenses
$300
$253
🚐 Transport expenses
$101
$30.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$406
$500
💸 GDP per capita
$10111
$5714
😃 Human freedom index
7.56
7.66
❤️ Life expectancy
72.6
68.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
35
42
🌐 English speaking %
0.2%
2%
🎓 Higher education
39
47
😀 Quality of life
38
45
🏙️ Population
10.4M
2.6M

The average cost of living in the Dominican Republic ($788) is 3% less expensive than in Moldova ($810). the Dominican Republic ranked 113th vs 108th for Moldova 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 0.6 months in Moldova. Ranked 128th and 97th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the Dominican Republic vs Moldova

We calculate prices for the Dominican Republic and Moldova as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 10 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 Moldova
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.37
$6.45
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37.6
$28
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.57
$6.45
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.4
$1.55
 Cappuccino
$2.18
$1.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.81
$0.84
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$356
$404
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$204
$308
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$696
$762
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$423
$597
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.4
$115
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.5
$177
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$37.4
$10
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.93%
12.88%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1378
$1237
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$873
$862
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.69
$0.32
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45.2
$13.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$21
$3.96
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.28
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.13
$1.06
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.58
$0.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.33
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.72
$2.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.51
$9.22
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.1
$5.07
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$7.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.6
$0.78
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.34
$1.62
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.81
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$0.66
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.1
$0.72
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.55
$0.48
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.31
$1.45
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.19
$1.11
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.91
$2.57
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.26
$5.75
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.19
$4.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.18
$1.31
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.33
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.1
$31.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.33
$5.97
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.8
$19.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.17
$4.09
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.1
$50.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.5
$87.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$328
$349
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4675
$3704

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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

In Moldova

City Cost of living Population
Chisinau
$785
639K
Balti
$1271
97.9K
Tiraspol
$488
134K
Bender
$462
76.2K
Ungheni
$1687
30.8K
Cahul
$944
30K
Dubasari
$812
28.5K
Soroca
$1101
22.2K
Orhei
$909
21.1K
Comrat
$875
20.1K