Dominican Republic vs Thailand - Cost of Living Comparison

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Dominican Republic Thailand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$788
$803
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2019
$2341
🏠 One person rent
$309
$359
🏘️ Family rent
$572
$899
🍽️ Food expenses
$300
$255
🚐 Transport expenses
$101
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$406
$613
💸 GDP per capita
$10111
$6910
😃 Human freedom index
7.56
6.67
❤️ Life expectancy
72.6
78.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
35
35
🌐 English speaking %
0.2%
27.2%
🎓 Higher education
39
78
😀 Quality of life
38
58
🏙️ Population
10.4M
66.2M

The average cost of living in the Dominican Republic ($788) is 2% less expensive than in Thailand ($803). the Dominican Republic ranked 113th vs 110th for Thailand 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 0.8 months in Thailand. Ranked 128th and 66th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the Dominican Republic vs Thailand

We calculate prices for the Dominican Republic and Thailand as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 35 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 Thailand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.37
$2.46
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37.6
$25.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.57
$5.65
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.4
$2.13
 Cappuccino
$2.18
$2.2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.81
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$356
$506
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$204
$234
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$696
$1236
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$423
$692
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.4
$52.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.5
$81.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$37.4
$16.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.93%
5.3%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1378
$4189
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$873
$2126
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.69
$1.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45.2
$30.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$21
$10.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.28
$1.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.13
$1.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.58
$1.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.4
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.72
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.51
$17.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.1
$2.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.6
$2.78
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.31
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.34
$2.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.54
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.44
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.1
$1.2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.55
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.31
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$17.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.19
$1.7
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.91
$4.05
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.26
$2.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.19
$3.84
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.18
$1.63
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.33
$1.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.1
$49.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.33
$6.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.8
$29.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.17
$7.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.1
$49
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.5
$89.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$328
$500
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4675
$11520

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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 Thailand

City Cost of living Population
Bangkok
$921
5.68M
Chiang Mai
$656
1.2M
Nonthaburi
$716
256K
Pak Kret
$692
185K
Nakhon Pathom
$486
78.8K
Surat Thani
$557
131K
Klaeng
$628
130K
Chaophraya Surasak
$655
133K
Nakhon Ratchasima
$520
134K
Udon Thani
$508
130K
Nakhon Si Thammarat
$646
106K
Hat Yai
$525
159K
Rangsit
$600
79.3K
Pattaya
$675
116K
Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$728
76.7K
Tha Khlong
$628
72.8K
Lat Luang
$729
73.9K
Nakhon Sawan
$636
86.4K
Khon Kaen
$536
116K
Phuket
$894
77.6K
Ko Samui
$647
69K
Laem Chabang
$657
77.8K
Hua Hin
$603
59.4K
Nong Prue
$661
70.6K
Ubon Ratchathani
$538
79K
Phitsanulok
$504
70.9K
Chiang Rai
$464
70.6K
Krabi
$746
30.5K
Ko Lanta
$704
33.4K
Ao Nang
$658
14K