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    Just came back from Santo Domingo after some relaxing, no work days.
    I got shocked about some prices. Here there are some examples. First price is Santo Domingo one, second is Bavaro one.

    Tomatoe: 10 pesos/libra - 30 pesos
    Yuca: 15 pesos/libra - 25 pesos
    Chinolas: 15 pesos a dozen - 35-40 pesos
    Potatoes: 7 pesos/libra - 30 pesos
    Lechosa: 15 pesos a medium one - 40-50 pesos
    Eggs: 3 pesos for one - 5 pesos
    Green banana: 3 pesos one - 10 pesos
    Pineapple: small one 5 pesos - big one in Bavaro more than 50 pesos, so I assume that a small about 20 pesos

    As you can see, prices are from 200% to even 400% higher than in SD.

    This is extremely ridiculous, you can face an increase of 20-30% that even that is a lot, but we are talking about 200-400% increase!!!! There is no real excuse to have that INSANE increase of prices, more taking into account we are talking about basic food.

    Also prices of big apartments in good areas of SD are more or less the same or a bit lower than in Bavaro.

    Guaguas are a bit cheaper for even longer rides, etc, etc

    Now I am wondering, is it worthy keeping living in Bavaro, where there is NOTHING, just beach? Maybe too expensive living here to just have the addition of beach ...

    Cheers people.

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    Where's pi2 ?? LOL ! Just two things - solar cookers and home grown food.. You can easily live in SD for under $300.. :P

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    I would not live in either location, but that is just me.

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    In part, what we DON'T have in this area is exactly what attracts people. No traffic jams, almost no pollution, (usually) no car horns going all night, no black-outs, almost no crimes... Yes, prices across the board are more expensive but I personally wouldn't move back to Santo Domingo for a million bucks.

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    What KateP said. It's true though that one of the compensations for having to endure a couple of days in the capital is the lower cost of eating out and shopping generally.

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    Tourist areas.....you are paying out the a$$ for sand.

    SHALENA

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    I would not live in either location, but that is just me.
    could you give some examples of why you would not live in any of SD areas? txs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KateP View Post
    In part, what we DON'T have in this area is exactly what attracts people. No traffic jams, almost no pollution, (usually) no car horns going all night, no black-outs, almost no crimes... Yes, prices across the board are more expensive but I personally wouldn't move back to Santo Domingo for a million bucks.
    I know Kate all of those good things Bavaro have, I am enjoying them for sure, but not sure if worthy enough. I miss many things like sit down in a green park for a while getting a snack, going for a drink at night in a nice, not expensive bar, going to the cinema or theatre, being able to buy anything in a big mall at a reasonable price, and going further, having some options talking about schools for children, universities for the future, etc
    I think there is too much lack of those things here.

    I am wondering if in this country there is any other beach town with more options and cheaper than Bavaro, or at least same expensive but with many more options for everything ...

    Any suggestion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubenpriego View Post
    could you give some examples of why you would not live in any of SD areas? txs!
    I personally HATE big cities in general and especially Santo Domingo. I am just not a city person, much preferring the north coast.

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    "I know Kate all of those good things Bavaro have, I am enjoying them for sure, but not sure if worthy enough. I miss many things like sit down in a green park for a while getting a snack, going for a drink at night in a nice, not expensive bar, going to the cinema or theatre, being able to buy anything in a big mall at a reasonable price, and going further, having some options talking about schools for children, universities for the future, etc
    I think there is too much lack of those things here."

    There are various good schools here (my boy is in one of them), University we have, too. Cinemas are in two malls. What I still haven't found are the reasonable prices (my mall is called "amazon", lol) and a park.

    Beach town comparable w/ Bavaro which has more to offer I doubt there is one...

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