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Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

Las Terrenas, the Dominican Republic

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 17, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Las Terrenas, Dominican Rep. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Las Terrenas?

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

"It would depend on how old he is. If retired come, come, come if wanting work unless he has plenty capital to start a business, go somewhere else," remarked another in Las Terrenas.

Where should I setup a bank account in Las Terrenas?

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We asked expats in Las Terrenas what banks they use and there advice about banking. They advised:

"I am a retired expat. No I did not close my UK bank account but I open a new ones here: an US$ account and a DRpeso account. Not a lot of meaningful banking differences but a little more expensive," explained one expat.

Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Las Terrenas accepting of differences?

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"Local Dominicans accept you for what you are except that if you are white you are very rich and they expect you to be generous, Don't be," said another expat in Las Terrenas.

About the Author

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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