I'm looking all over for up to the minute info on living in the DR. Isn't that a news flash!!?? But seriously, we're Canadian baby boomers, looking to relocate for our "golden years" and have no idea how much it costs to live there on a month to month basis. Did anyone go shopping today? How much is a quart/litre of milk? dozen eggs? loaf of bread? fresh fruit, veggies? sugar, flour, coffee? Does anyone reading this live in Casa Linda? We're looking at Sosua, Cabarete, Costembar....Should you buy or rent? How much is propane, since I assume this is what the stoves use. Why can't you drink the water from the wells? (sounds naive, but here in Alberta, if you drill a well, chances are the water is drinkable). by the way, how much is a 5 gallon jug of drinking water? I notice the houses in the real estate sections have no dishwasher. any reason? Looking forward to your response. Thanks in advance to anyone helping to educate us.