la_barbie said:You forgot about $1000 a month for beer.... but that may be justmy budget
Yeah, you could spend as much as you want to here if money isn't an object. For example, myself and friends have gone to the Porterhouse restaurant on Lincoln in SD and spent well over 2K pesos each for dinner and drinks. I have also had a great meal at a little chinese restaurant I like to go to on the corner of Santiago and Pasteur in Gazcue for 120 pesos which includes a big plate of food and a beer.Hipocrito Mejia said:It all depends on what you have already and how you want to live. If you have a place to live (no rent), you can live comfortably on $1,200 USD a month. You'll even be able to go out and party, as long as you're not going to the fancy, high rate places.
Cautionary note #!. You are planning your move in the Spring of '07. That is after the high tourist season and amid layoffs in the industry. Don't expect to find much work in a tourism related field.mamichula24 said:$1200 sounds reasonable to live on. I'm planning on moving to the DR in the spring of '07. I have been doing a lot of reading on this site as well as other, and it seems like I'm not to expect very much salary wise. Which is fine with me, I don't have it in my head that I'm going to get rich moving out there. But according to what I've heard $1200/month is a lot of money for Dominicans. What type of work can a white tri-lingual Canadian get in the Dominican that will make me $1200/month. It doens't seem like there are very many options that are open to me. I'm planning on bringing enoug money to support myself for a few months until I find some work. Does any one have any suggestions on what type of work I could do out there? And unfortunately I can't bring my job along with me....I'll be starting from scratch.