How Much Money to Live Comfortably in Santo Domingo?

rey

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I know a lot of y’all would say that depends on yo out lifestyle ; but please try to give an answer with a number for someone who is a middle aged man and cares about safety MORE than flashing/flexing a nice a car
 

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Rey - why so many question posts? Are you trying for some kind of record on spamming DR1?
But if you need to ask how much you need that is such a variable - depends on the lifestyle you want?
Come rent cheap and observe for yourself
 

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King, I spend $550 USD on rent for a 3bdr house in Boca Chica. $18 per month on electricity. $600 a month for food, including restaurants. $22 on the gym. $20 every 6 months on propane. And maybe another $100 a month on transportation. $75 for phone internet and home wifi (very shitty).
Not bad. Which area in Boca do you recommend, sir?
 

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Shouldn't cost much as long as you never go anywhere. Safety first.
Good point. Know before you go.
I don't know anyone (foreigner or Dominican) who has lived in SD for more than a few years who has not been a victim of random street crime... this includes myself getting pick pocketed.
 
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This for example is considered a good and safe neighborhood. https://www.point2homes.com/DO/Cond...R-EN-LA-JULIA-SANTO-DOMINGO/132484762. Dehtml You dont need a car in Santo Domingo. Public transport, cabs, uber all cheap. I cant give you an accurate number but if you aren't a big drinker, restaurant goer you can easily live comfortably on 2000-2500$ US. Less if you are a frugal person.
I Will live like a king on less than that, of course not in SD. Santiago or Sosua are cheaper than the capital.

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The OP asked how much it is to live in Santo Domingo, and with a lot of respect, Boca Chica is 40 mins drive from Santo Domingo and a completely different place.

In Santo Domingo I would set a budget of about US$1,000 to rent an apartment, that will get you a reasonable condo in a safe area. US$2,000 will get you somewhere nice in a top-end condo. Supermarkets and restaurants in the capital are now way more than the US and I think you'll need at least US$ 500 for food and drink. And I'd probably suggest about US$ 100 a month for electricity. I have three apartments in the capital and even though we try to keep the electricity usage down as much as possible it's always clocking in at a minimum RD$ 6,000. Fridges, AC's and Inverters all use a lot of power.
 

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Good point. Know before you go.
I don't know anyone (foreigner or Dominican) who has lived in SD for more than a few years who has not been a victim of random street crime... this includes myself getting pick pocketed.

Me, I have never been a victim of random street crime. I've had more serious crimes but never been pickpocketed or mugged. And I don't think I know anyone who has been mugged or pickpocketed, but admittedly all my friends go round in private vehicles or in Uber.
 
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