Question about how much it costs to feed a family of 4 in the DR

Ankhenaton

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Quick question. On average, how much would it cost to feed a family of 4 in Santo Domingo for two weeks (3 children and one adult)? Someone told me $15,000 pesos.
 

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That depends entirely on the diet. If they eat a typical Dominican diet of rice, beans, plantains, salami, eggs, cabagge, onions, tomatoes, lettuce and a little chicken it will be a lot less than 15,000. It costs us around 20,000 per month for 5 adults.
 

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That depends entirely on the diet. If they eat a typical Dominican diet of rice, beans, plantains, salami, eggs, cabagge, onions, tomatoes, lettuce and a little chicken it will be a lot less than 15,000. It costs us around 20,000 per month for 5 adults.
They said, that it costs about 15,000 pesos to eat REALLY well for those two weeks. They did say it's typical for it to be less.

Thanks for your quick reply!
 

the gorgon

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Quick question. On average, how much would it cost to feed a family of 4 in Santo Domingo for two weeks (3 children and one adult)? Someone told me $15,000 pesos.

1...who are you planning to feed?

2..what are you planning to feed them on?
 

the gorgon

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I didn't ask them that. I'll ask and report back.

those are critical questions. if you are planning to feed three Dominican children, and one adult, the dietary realities are different than feeding three North American kids...Wendy's, McDonalds, etc...

you get the picture..
 

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For a family of 4 (mine) it costs about $295.00 to $325.00 (US) From juices, meats, vegetables, rice, beans, pasta, cheese, bread, etc.. However our diet is not a typical Dominican diet. We do not eat a lot of rice and beans (maybe once a week). I shop around to minimize cost. Also that is average, sometimes it can be less, sometimes more. Just depends what you consider "really well".
 

melphis

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I sure this won't help, but my brother has a plaque on his wall that says,

I chose dogs over kids as I would rather fcuk up my carpets than my life. After having 3 kids.... he was right.

So back on topic my wife and I don't scrimp on food or drink and we spend about $75 usd per week. We also don't eat out much
 

LTSteve

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Quick question. On average, how much would it cost to feed a family of 4 in Santo Domingo for two weeks (3 children and one adult)? Someone told me $15,000 pesos.

You need to clarify your question? Are you cooking food in a kitchen or eating meals at a restaurant while on vacation?
 

Ankhenaton

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Yes, I know I made this thread a LONG time ago. My lady clarified what she said back then. She said about 15000 pesos is a lot for two weeks but for a month it's good in Santo Domingo.
 

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Yes, I know I made this thread a LONG time ago. My lady clarified what she said back then. She said about 15000 pesos is a lot for two weeks but for a month it's good in Santo Domingo.
Prices have skyrocketed during the pandemic.
Depends on your family's diet. If they eat typical
then 15,000 a month sounds reasonable. If they
like to mix it up with western then I'd say tack on
another 50%.
 

Seamonkey

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Prices have skyrocketed during the pandemic.
Depends on your family's diet. If they eat typical
then 15,000 a month sounds reasonable. If they
like to mix it up with western then I'd say tack on
another 50%.

Some imported food has increased, but the local stuff hasn't changed much. Chicken prices are regulated and haven't increased, rice, water, beans, vegetables, bread are all the same price. Limes are super cheap right now at 35 pesos per pound. Pop, chips, chocolate....I haven't seen much increase at all except for the Bumble Bee canned tuna which has doubled.
 

josh2203

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Prices have skyrocketed during the pandemic.
Depends on your family's diet. If they eat typical
then 15,000 a month sounds reasonable. If they
like to mix it up with western then I'd say tack on
another 50%.

We're a family of four, and I agree with CristoRey above. Our food/basic supplies bill comes to a bit more than 20k a month at the moment. And that is not because of basic local food supplies, but due to the milk products our smallest eats/drinks and what our breakfast supplies (European bread/ham/cheese etc.) are, those increase the bill nicely... Local things (rice, oil, meat etc.) we tend to buy in bulk, so that part brings in savings...
 
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