Cheap Living in the DR


New member
Mar 22, 2002
Apartment, fairly nice, 5,000
Local Insurance 193
Electricity (varies) 2,000
phone and internet 1,200
car insurance 100
Medivac Critical care Ins 275
Full-time maid 2,500

All estimates are in pesos per month.

Food, alcohol and entertainment vary greatly from person to person, so it is hard to estimate. The insurance is based on one adult under age 39. It does go up after that age. Car insurance is based on an older car with liability only.

I am sure that others will have different estimates. These are based on looking at every insurance policy and rental on the North Shore. (Well, almost every one).