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    Default newcommer in DR

    Hi all,

    I'll arrive in Santo Domingo in November and I have absolutely no ideea on how expensive life is in DR ...
    can anybody give me an ideea on how much living costs in SD (including taxes, rent, etc) ?

    any help on this matter will be greatly appreciated.

    thanx

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    Why come in the first place? Do you know Spanish?
    Why not go to Mexico?, Nicaragua?
    Columbia?

    Do you have a job here? Are you going to find work? How?

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    Sounds like he's escaping some place to me.
    Read the archives!

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    I checked the archives, didn't find anything about this particular subject.

    I speak a little Spanish, and I was offered a job at one of the telecomm. companies, but I don't know if what they are offering (about 30.000/month) will cover my expenses... so if you could give me an idea, I would appreciate it.

    PS
    If you want to call getting out of the Eastern Europe "escaping", yeah, that's probably it ...

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    Talking

    HILLBILLY is life that hard in D.R last time i heard things were getting better.


    ps: DIMITRU 30.000/month is preatty good my aunt gets 15.000/every 15 days and shes living comfterbly.

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    Cool

    I have been reading this message board for a couple of years now. It seems to me that the replies are getting more cynical and less helpful....
    I hope this is not a trend......

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    Default What do you mean by "less helpful"?

    Would it be more helpful for people to commit to moving to the DR without knowing the facts? Some of them say that they're going to.

    Actually, in his case, he would at least have a job, so he might consider it , after much more investigation of course.

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    Default Dumitru, are you Rumanian perhaps?

    Clues are Eastern Europe and Spanish (another Latin language).

    I have been there. Interesting place with smart, friendly people who were repressed under Communism. Has a lot of potential.

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    Yes, I'm Romanian.

    Why are you all so cautious about anyoane moving to DR? What facts should be considered? Are there some serious downsides that I don't know about?
    please let me know, I'm not trying to upset anyone, just need some information...
    besides having a job (which is obviously vital) what king of "investigation" should I do ?

    thank you

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    Default Dumitru

    I know that Romanians have suffered through years of poverty and lack of consumer items, but things may already be looking up. Look at their stock market - up about 70% this year while most of the world crashes.

    Look what happened to Finland after removal of the communist threat. Of course Finland never had the crime problems (youth gangs, etc.) that Romania has; but with an educated, determined people Rumania should still advance rapidly. You should ultimately have much greater employment opportunities there than in the DR.

    Despite all the problems of Romania, would you be prepared for the lack of (or at least diminished) basic services in the DR - police protection, credible legal system, potable water (or any water), electricity - plus insane driving, etc. By the way, consumer prices are a lot higher in the DR than Romania - another irony of the DR is those high prices with such a low wage base.

    Of course, having a job is a big plus. If the DR is so attractive to you, go for it (or anything else), but investigate further.

    Dominican society is exceptionally open and friendly, which is to me the attraction of the DR. But then, Romanians are very friendly too.

    P.S. Feel free to email me if you'd like, although I won't be able to respond for a couple of days.

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