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    Hi ,

    What is the salary / income of a Middle Class family in DR ?

    You know, to have a reasonable live, a car, a house, a vacation trip once a year, etc ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlosbra View Post
    Hi ,

    What is the salary / income of a Middle Class family in DR ?

    You know, to have a reasonable live, a car, a house, a vacation trip once a year, etc ...
    The income depends on what they make their living of. What will they live off, as doctors, business owner, executive worker?
    it all depends on these factors.

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    You can find out several ways, they all start with the search box, then type in

    -Income
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    -Live in DR
    -Cost

    Etc......

    Read the other gazillion threads on this same topic and then if your question is not answered, come back with more specifics and the same people that answered those threads will answer this one
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    too broad of a question....

    how many children? how old are they? what type of car? what province/city/town?

    The average yearly salary is ~$8000. which is about ~$660/month.

    I had a girlfriend that made ~$40,000rd/month, but she was living below middle class standards because of rent, car payments, school, and child. I had one making ~$60-$90,000rd/month, Same story.

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    In 2010 some 44% of Dominican households had incomes that would put them in the middle class. The country has yet to reach the levels before the 2003 crisis (50%), but it certainly has improved quite nicely since the crisis when it shrunk to a mere 35% of households, practically overnight!

    Typical middle class neighborhoods tend to have household incomes in the US$20,000 mark. For example, Ensanche Ozama the average household income is around US$20,857; in Julieta Morales is US$22,332; in Villa Juana its US$16,810'; in Mendoza its US$20,593 while in Gazcue it averages US$32,874; to give you an idea.

    These are household income, is not limited to income earned from salaries, and the average home has upwards of 3 or 4, many times even more, sources of income.

    Also, there is a huge disconnect between the number of people that do earn middle class income vs the people that think of themselves as middle class. The tendency is to underestimate one's socioeconomic position. For example, a little over half of Dominicans that think of themselves as middle class, in reality belong to the high income segment. A similar percentage of truly middle class Dominicans think of themselves as being poor. This has a lot to do with popular conceptions of what middle class lifestyle is, often times connected to the type of job or profession a person does. For example, very rarely would a household headed by a manual laborer would consider themselves middle class, even if they earn enough to be in the middle class and live a middle class lifestyle.

    A similar situation happens among the high income segment, which in reality comprises 28% of all households, and yet in self-perception surveys, roughly 6% of all households consider themselves to be of high income. Thus, the majority of high income households believe themselves to be middle class, or even upper middle class, when in fact, they're not. Again, has to do with lifestyle perceptions that have been molded by the media.

    The most affluent sector in Santo Domingo, based on average household income, is La Esperilla and its shy of the US$40,000 mark. Piantini comes in second place with US$37,500 and Los Cacicazgos in third with a similar amount. Los Alcarrizos has one of the lowest average household incomes at a paltry US$8,694 and the Palma Real area with almost US$13,000 and Los Mina Norte with roughly US$13,800.

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    NALS states

    In 2010 some 44% of Dominican households had incomes that would put them in the middle class. The country has yet to reach the levels before the 2003 crisis (50%), but it certainly has improved quite nicely since the crisis when it shrunk to a mere 35% of households, practically overnight!

    44%? really? the math defeats me here. statistics say that there are 42% of the population living below the poverty line. so, add that to the 44% middle class, we have 14% whom we have not accounted for. so, NALS, tell us what percentage falls between the poverty line and the solid middle class. then, tell us the percentage that falls between the solid middle class, and the stunningly wealthy. somehere, i think the figures are goiing to exceed 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlosbra View Post
    Hi ,

    What is the salary / income of a Middle Class family in DR ?

    You know, to have a reasonable live, a car, a house, a vacation trip once a year, etc ...
    It will depend of the city. In Santo Domingo (the most expensive city) a family of 4 with a income less than US4,000 a month, is far from being considered a middle class family.

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    NALS, have you ever thought that what you just stated is that almost one half of all households in the DR have incomes that would put them in the middle class? i think that is stretching it just a bit, to express it euphemistically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny View Post
    It will depend of the city. In Santo Domingo (the most expensive city) a family of 4 with a income less than US4,000 a month, is far from being considered a middle class family.
    That's approximately 152,000 pesos per month. I'm pretty sure that's considered at least middle cless , even in Santo Domingo. What would you consider it. That $48,000 per year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny View Post
    It will depend of the city. In Santo Domingo (the most expensive city) a family of 4 with a income less than US4,000 a month, is far from being considered a middle class family.
    That's definitely middle class almost upper-middle class.

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