Expat Guide to Living in Dominican Rep
Whether you're already living in Dominican Rep or preparing to move to Dominican Rep, our Expat Guide to Living in Dominican Rep offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Dominican Rep. For answers to specific questions, visit our Dominican Rep Forum to talk with expats in Dominican Rep.
Expats in the Dominican Republic offer tips for newcomers and others considering a move to DR. Advice about the best places to live in DR, health insurance, driving, renting vs. buying, electricity, going green and more.
Whether you're considering living in the Dominican Republic full- or part-time, this beautiful country boasts the Caribbean's largest city, Santo Domingo, virgin beaches in Barahona, yachting enclaves on both the north and south coasts and the bustling resort town, Punta Cana. Expats in the Dominican Republic share their favorite places to live.
Did you know that you have to have residency to drive a car after you've been in the Dominican Republic for 30 days? Did you know that call centers are a main source of jobs in the Dominican Republic? Continue reading to get advice for expats in the Dominican Republic.
Thinking of retiring in the Dominican Republic? One member shares advice about moving to Santo Domingo.
Be prepared to adjust. Be prepared to be frustrated and to want to smack your head into the wall. But also be prepared to find the small joys here!! The people are remarkably friendly and helpful.
One expat retiree in Santo Domingo hasn't exactly found paradise. Having lived there 3 months, he has realized that there is racism among Dominicans, lots of noise and pollution and few job opportunities. He recommends that retirees have at least $3,000 per month for living expense.
More Culture Shock Reports for Dominican Rep
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Dominican Rep handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Dominican Rep:
Submit a Culture Shock Report
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More Living in Dominican Rep Reports
What are people's priorities in Dominican Rep - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Dominican Rep:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Dominican Rep Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Dominican Rep? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Dominican Rep? Below are some of the responses from expats in Dominican Rep:
International School Report
Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Dominican Rep with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Dominican Rep, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.
Submit an International School Review
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Dominican Rep. If you are already living in Dominican Rep, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Dominican Rep by taking our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working in Dominican Rep Reports
What's it like to find a job in Dominican Rep? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Dominican Rep? Below are some of the reports from expats in Dominican Rep:
Submit a Working Abroad Report