That makes more interesting! That means the country is kind of hard for any new person, especially if you have a wife and children! Someone has to think twice before taking the PLUNGE. Also, it looks like the Dominican law is not on the side of foreigners!Estimate what you think you will need to spend each month, and then "Double IT"!!!!!!!!
Those who say you can find a furnished 3 bedroom apt', here in SD for $500 US dollars are RIGHT!
You just wouldn't want, or be safe, living there.
If you estimate $1,000 US a month, in a good area, you will be much closer to the mark.
Furnished Apts. are much harder to find, and much more expensive.
Dominicans know that their furniture in a rental unit will not be well taken care of, and charge accordingly.
Many will rent ONLY to foreigners for that reason.
"Deposits" are usually 2 or 3 months rent.
Most rentals require a "Fiador", which is like a "Co Signer".
A very solvent Dominican citizen that will be held legally responsible to pay the rent if you don't.
don't you have family/friends in DR? i thought as a dominican you would know...Please forgive my ignorance, but how does a family make it on RD$7,000-10,0000/ month?
Please check whether your wife can work in her profession (governments requirements, Dominican "colleagues"...).Professional opportunities for (...) my wife?
you can use a search funcion to see past threads on what is considered middle class in DR. you don't want to start this subject here, really, it's like poking your nekkid ass at a nest of hornets, you're gonna end up needing a rectum transplantI find those income brackets really out of sink. What is then considered a middle or upper middle class income? The tax structure seems quite regressive for those earning what I would consider a good living. There is definitely a disincentive to make more and there is an incentive to evade by reporting less.
Interesting choice of words with respect to simply a topic of conversation. Why is this such a spiny issue? I'm now interested in starting such a thread. Thanks.you can use a search funcion to see past threads on what is considered middle class in DR. you don't want to start this subject here, really, it's like poking your nekkid ass at a nest of hornets, you're gonna end up needing a rectum transplant
to put it simple the brackets are for annual income. note that the highest bracket is capped at under 900k pesos a year which is not even 2k dollars a month. i would consider this kind of money lower middle class. you are budgeting to SPEND twice as much...