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Expat Guide to Living in Santo Domingo

Whether you're already living in Santo Domingo or preparing to move to Santo Domingo, our Expat Guide to Living in Dominican Rep offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Santo Domingo. For answers to specific questions, visit our Dominican Rep Forum to talk with expats in Santo Domingo.

Moving to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Thinking of retiring in the Dominican Republic? One member shares advice about moving to Santo Domingo.

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Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare in Santo Domingo

An expat in Santo Domingo discusses private vs. public healthcare, the quality of private hospitals, private health insurance and prescription medicine availability.

Living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep

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.

Living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep

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 Santo Domingo

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Santo Domingo handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Santo Domingo:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Santo Domingo Reports

What are people's priorities in Santo Domingo - work? family? socializing? 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 Santo Domingo:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Santo Domingo Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Santo Domingo? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Santo Domingo? Below are some of the responses from expats in Santo Domingo:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

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 Santo Domingo with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Santo Domingo, 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 Santo Domingo. If you are already living in Santo Domingo, 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 Santo Domingo by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Santo Domingo? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Santo Domingo by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working in Santo Domingo Reports

What's it like to find a job in Santo Domingo? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Santo Domingo? Below are some of the reports from expats in Santo Domingo:
Submit a Working Abroad Report
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9 Expats Talk about Living in the Dominican Republic

Expats talk about what it's like living in the Dominican Republic - the culture, meeting people and the complex racial attitudes of locals.
Expats talk about what it's like living in the Dominican Republic - the culture, meeting people and the complex racial attitudes of locals. ...

7 Healthcare & Health Insurance Tips for Expats in the Dominican Republic

Expats share tips and advice about healthcare and health insurance in the Dominican Republic. Advice about private hospitals, Zika and Chikungunya in the Dominican Republic and much more.

Expats share tips and advice about healthcare and health insurance in the Dominican Republic. Advice about private hospitals, Zika and Chikungunya in the Dominican Republic and much more. ...

12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic

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.

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, ...

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