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Cost of Living in the Dominican Republic

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Aug 24, 2023

Summary: The cost of living in the Dominican Republic is generally considered to be quite affordable. A nice one bedroom apartment in the Dominican Republic can cost anywhere from $400 to $800 per month in US Dollars, while a nice two bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $600 to $1,200 per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in the Dominican Republic is usually around $10 to $15 per person in US Dollars.

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Is the cost of living in the Dominican Republic high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in the Dominican Republic, they wrote:

"The cost of living in the Dominican Republic is generally considered to be quite affordable. Basic necessities such as food, transportation, and housing are relatively inexpensive compared to other countries in the region. Additionally, utilities such as electricity and water are also quite affordable. Although the cost of living in the Dominican Republic is lower than in many other countries, it is important to note that wages are also lower, so it is important to budget accordingly," said one expat in Dominican Rep.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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