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    Average wage in DR not enough for basic family budget

    I should have been clearer, his wife works as well and that provides the Santo Domingo lifestyle ie 3-4 trips a year, boob job for his daughter at 18 etc. You could see them on business class flight( paid by points from business credit card) to Paris or Madrid manicured perfectly with...
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    10 taxi drivers attacked an Uber that was to pick up a passenger outside a hotel in Bávaro.

    I remember hearing about similar issues with Uber when we visited London in 2015. I asked the Uber driver how things had changed, he was upset. He said that as a cab he could relax and just do a few fares a day and make good money, he said he makes more money with Uberbut he he had to be...
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    Average wage in DR not enough for basic family budget

    Still lots that middle class folks can buy in the 80-120 range. For a major city, I still think that its a steal.
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    Average wage in DR not enough for basic family budget

    I get you, I would scratch my head all the time too. Different folks, different strokes. I go back to the plato del dia discussion, we had some tight months living there but from the outside you would never have known. We were able to cover lost ground quick by staying home, eating basic...
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    Average wage in DR not enough for basic family budget

    On that end I would think its real money
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    Average wage in DR not enough for basic family budget

    When cost of living is low ie cheap apartments (from a global perspective) and other day to day items ie food, personal care, domestic help etc are relatively cheap a "decent" income can stretch to allow you to spend money on your priorities. For many Dominicans a vehicle is one of those said...
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    Average wage in DR not enough for basic family budget

    Ill bite, one of our neighbors moved out of the apartment in our building to something brand new and sub penthouse further into Bella Vista. Hes a gynecologist who makes at least 15k US dollars a month out of a very humble medical practice. Hes the only doctor and pays for 2 assistants...
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    Average wage in DR not enough for basic family budget

    Reading this, I have learned that only drug dealers, ball players, government and old money can afford to do such high end things like go to Ikea and live in Apartments worth 125 to 175 k Santo Domingo apartments are very reasonable in price, people also take advantage of the local economy...
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    It’s a fence, not a wall, says Migration director

    lo siento hijo, el cambio viene de adentro hacia afuera o el cambio solo viene en Cristo :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: Share that at every opportunity and you truly do the Lords work. There was a Haitian beggar at the intersection outside our building, he was a nice boy, rougly 8 years old. I made...
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    Average wage in DR not enough for basic family budget

    :rolleyes: Wow so insightful, I had never thought that people were poor in the 3rd world. It changes everything for me now. How can I change this from a systematic perspective, obviously with a gender neutral lens ? The current situation is so problematic
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    Jovenel Moïse is a dictator at this point...

    Agreed that we need to follow etiquette. The US forum was great though. There were tough dudes on both sides and the best part is that none of us were ever wrong😀
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    Haiti’s political crisis needs to be tackled by the international community, says expert

    That would truly be wonderful, all of us wish the same.
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    Haiti’s political crisis needs to be tackled by the international community, says expert

    You sound like the American Dream, work hard, sacrifice, think out side the box and enjoy. I wish I was enjoying things a little more, I work too much and need to get back to thinking outside the box a bit. Congrats on living your dream !! You are successful because you had parents that...
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    Haiti’s political crisis needs to be tackled by the international community, says expert

    No offense homie, but if you were poor all your life and were able to attend university it was an act of benevolence. Why bite the hand that feeds you ? How bitter and jaded are quota based and subsidized students that they would attack the founding father of their educational institute ? I...
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    Haiti’s political crisis needs to be tackled by the international community, says expert

    I can assure you that the imperialistic years were golden times in Haiti The current ills that you blame on imperialism are due to evil NGO and UN sponsored and supported groups. We all agree that Haiti suffers as a result of foreign involvement. It is intellectually lazy to throw the word...
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    Haiti’s political crisis needs to be tackled by the international community, says expert

    As an American patriot the term imperialism makes me ill. We are the worlds best in every regard and will go down as the worlds most benevolent super power/empire. When people hear imperialism they think of the tired narrative of American involvement, what we see in Haiti are wolves in...
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    Haiti’s political crisis needs to be tackled by the international community, says expert

    Agreed 100 % !! I will challenge you though on the fact that its UN backed NGOs and not foreign policy of more developed countries causing the issues.
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    Restaurant Prices Shooting Up

    Thats what I mean, even in USA someone like Donald Trump will eat at Macdonalds because he likes the food. There are probably guys that you mentioned ie an ac repairman who works at your building who will occasionally take his girlfriend or wife to a nice restaurant on the beach for a...
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    Restaurant Prices Shooting Up

    Im trying to figure out the point of this post ? We are talking about work week lunches here. I have family that eat out wherever they want on weekends and evenings but will eat cheap food at lunch 3-4 times a week at places that they know are good and hygienic. We did the same when we lived...