Cost of Living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$846
$2119
🛋️ Without rent
$531
$1581
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$315
$538
🍽️ Food
$282
$742
🚐 Transport
$174
$490
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$388
😀 Quality of life
54
🏙️ Population
2.58M

The average cost of living in Santo Domingo is $846, which is in the top 36% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5908th out of 9294 in our global list and 3rd out of 25 in the Dominican Republic.

The median after-tax salary is $388, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months. Ranked 5738th (TOP 62%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in the Dominican Republic. With an estimated population of 2.58M, Santo Domingo is the 1st largest city in the Dominican Republic.

✈️ Closest airport14 kmSan Isidro Air Base
😷 Air qualityExcellent5.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank4542Santo Domingo Institute of Technology
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Prices in Santo Domingo

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.31
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.29
 Cappuccino
$2.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.84
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$352
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$195
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$643
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$371
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$46.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.06%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1374
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$805
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.53
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$34.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$23.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.57
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.95
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.26
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.96
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.95
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.8
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.47
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.03
👖 Brand Jeans
$39.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$171
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6389

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