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Moving to Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jun 08, 2023

Summary: Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep, the capital of the Dominican Republic, is a vibrant and diverse city that attracts expats from all over the world. With its rich culture, beautiful beaches, and vibrant nightlife, Santo Domingo is an ideal destination for those looking to experience a unique and exciting lifestyle. The city also offers a wide range of activities and attractions, from historical sites to modern shopping malls. Before moving to Santo Domingo, it is important to be aware of the local customs and laws. It is also important to research the cost of living and the availability of housing. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the language barrier, as Spanish is the official language of the Dominican Republic. Finally, it is important to be aware of the safety and security situation in the city, as crime rates can be high in certain areas.

What do I need to know before moving to Santo Domingo?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Santo Domingo, they said:

"Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic and is the largest city in the Caribbean. It is a vibrant and diverse city with a rich culture and history. Expats should be aware that the official language is Spanish, so it is important to learn some basic Spanish before moving to Santo Domingo. The city is known for its hot and humid climate, so expats should be prepared for the heat. Additionally, expats should be aware of the high crime rate in the city and take necessary precautions to stay safe. Finally, expats should research the cost of living in Santo Domingo before moving, as it can be quite expensive," said one expat in Santo Domingo.

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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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