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    Thumbs up what city/town should i live in ???

    hello everyone i am coming in october to dominican republic
    what city are town should i live in
    some place that is not just tourism
    and with fair price of accomondation
    like a studio apartment,
    i am searching for also some night life
    not completely dead at nights
    ill be grateful for any tips
    apartments and more
    i speak portuguese so my spanish will be a fast learning process

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    Dajabon has good prices and some nightlife...

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    Nagua or San Francisco de Macoris are possibilities. I believe we have board members living in both that can comment. Both are more Dominican than tourism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Nagua or San Francisco de Macoris are possibilities. I believe we have board members living in both that can comment. Both are more Dominican than tourism.
    Nagua is an intriguing suggestion. Access to beautiful coastal scenery and fresh reasonably-priced seafood but far enough away from LT and SD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Nagua or San Francisco de Macoris are possibilities. (...) Both are more Dominican than tourism.
    Nagua nightlife?
    Hmm, of course, putas are everywhere.
    But apart from that...?

    donP

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    Most towns which are not near the coast and which do not have a large number of expats have cheaper accommodation. The downside is that where there are less expats there are less (if any) English speaking people, and less international restaurants and supermarkets. Where I live a one bedroom apartment would be around 100 US$ a month. In addition the cost of food is also cheaper although significantly more limited than in a tourist and expat coastal resort. The downside is that you would have to speak Spanish as very few people speak English.

    You can really take your pick from Barahona, Azua in the South West, through to San Francisco, Bonao, in the centre, Nagua in the North, maybe even El Seybo and Hato Mayor in the eastern central area, Monte Cristi and Dajabon in the North West and Mao, Sabaneta in the central north west. There are many more, just look at a map! You should decide though how far you want to be from an international airport, the Capital for all those legal tasks, a decent supermarket, and good medical facilities. Once you have decided on that, it will be much easier to narrow your choice down.

    Matilda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda View Post
    Most towns which are not near the coast and which do not have a large number of expats have cheaper accommodation. The downside is that ...
    .... there are no beaches.
    [But true, he did not mention that.]

    But then,if he really is from Iceland he may not like the sea...

    donP

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    Quote Originally Posted by icelandic View Post
    hello everyone i am coming in october to dominican republic
    what city are town should i live in
    some place that is not just tourism
    and with fair price of accomondation
    like a studio apartment,
    i am searching for also some night life
    So, you mean to say you can live wherever in the DR? Hard to believe, unless you happen to be a retired person...If you care to elaborate on the activities you'd be performing that might help....obviously it influences which town would be better for you...

    ...do keep in mind that the DR is a small country, but not a tiny island (such as Barbados, Grenada, etc)...For example, the DR is larger than many well-known European countries such as Belgium and the Netherlands...the point is that certain places are relatively far from others (100's of Kilometres), it is not like everything is close to anywhere....

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    Each person is looking for something for their particular life. For me Santo Domingo fits my needs. It is nice to visit other places but to live I prefer an urban lifestyle.

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    thanks for all the tips,well i would not like to live in the cabin in the woods and yes i am from iceland but not afraid of the sea lol

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