Dominican Republic vs Thailand - Cost of Living Comparison

Dominican Republic Thailand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$791
$742
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1960
$2274
🏠 One person rent
$305
$319
🏘️ Family rent
$519
$882
🍽️ Food expenses
$295
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$116
$100
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$367
$567
💸 GDP per capita
$7268
$7187
😃 Human freedom index
7.88
6.89
❤️ Life expectancy
74.3
77.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
30
35
🌐 English speaking %
0.2%
27.2%
🎓 Higher education
37
77
😀 Quality of life
46
64
🏙️ Population
10.4M
65.9M

The average cost of living in the Dominican Republic ($791) is 7% more expensive than in Thailand ($742). the Dominican Republic ranked 104th vs 112th 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 109th and 46th 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
$6.32
$2.06
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.9
$24.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.99
$5.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.32
$2.24
 Cappuccino
$1.93
$1.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.83
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$320
$427
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$187
$217
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$573
$1352
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$361
$659
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$46.5
$44.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.5
$68.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$44.8
$15.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12%
5.25%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1050
$4115
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$734
$2059
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.64
$1.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$37
$31.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22
$8.46
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$1.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.42
$1.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$1.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.8
$2.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.48
$15.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.32
$2.73
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.05
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$2.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
$1.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.04
$1.7
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$1.25
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.41
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.6
$17.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.17
$1.64
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.38
$3.69
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.73
$3.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.03
$3.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.98
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.29
$1.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$29
$47.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.01
$5.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.4
$28.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.25
$8.42
👖 Brand Jeans
$44.5
$48.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.6
$81.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$203
$441
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4498
$13427

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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 Thailand

City Cost of living Population
Bangkok
$848
5.7M
Nonthaburi
$582
256K
Hat Yai
$548
159K
Pak Kret
$532
185K
Nakhon Ratchasima
$580
134K
Chaophraya Surasak
$537
133K
Surat Thani
$477
131K
Klaeng
$549
130K
Nakhon Si Thammarat
$496
106K
Chiang Mai
$539
127K
Khon Kaen
$577
116K
Nakhon Sawan
$479
86.4K
Rangsit
$485
79.3K
Udon Thani
$468
130K
Pattaya
$584
116K
Laem Chabang
$534
77.8K
Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$535
76.7K
Ubon Ratchathani
$457
79K
Lat Luang
$535
73.9K
Tha Khlong
$536
72.8K
Phuket
$637
77.6K
Nong Prue
$535
70.6K
Ko Samui
$536
69K
Nakhon Pathom
$401
78.8K
Hua Hin
$625
59.4K
Phitsanulok
$420
70.9K
Krabi
$543
30.5K
Chiang Rai
$498
70.6K
Ko Lanta
$536
33.4K
Ao Nang
$661
12.9K