15,000/mo would be the average of the lowest unskilled workers here. There are many other semi-skilled workers here that earn double, triple, or even quadruple that. A security guard at my condo makes 23,000. Our maintenance man about 35,000. Carpenters, plumbers, electricians, mechanics, ac repairmen, just to name a few, can all make even more than that. There are plenty of workers in this category.Less than RD15,000, that's the approximate amount most working people make in this country. The lady at the bank, the dude at the supermarket, heck, an Engineer or a MD wouldn't get pay by the government more than RD40,000 but you are openly suggesting that they prefer to eat Platos del Dia by choice?
Do you pay the maid at your house for cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc, etc, etc RD50,000 per month?
If you do, then she might just be able to afford to eat at the same restaurants you get the pleasure to eat perhaps a few times a week?
How much you pay her?
Do as I said and not as I do; double standards, and please cease diverting with any other subject out of the DR.
I never suggested that any of them could eat at tourist restaurants on the beach and dine on shrimp, lobster, and steak, all of which are much higher in cholesterol than a plato de dia anyway.
There are plenty of local restaurants where I am where you can get a good lunch for 300-400 pesos. Very affordable for these semi-skilled workers and I see them in these restaurants all the time. Some of these same workers have better things to do with their time and money than go to a restaurant and will go to a cafeteria instead for a quick plato de dia. I don't understand why you find this so incomprehensible(?). You sound like you live in a very small snobby, elitist bubble.
There are two cafeterias right by me. Every day I see nice SUV's and cars stopped there. These are people that could afford to eat a restaurant on the beach if they wanted to and probably do from time to time.
We have mods here to decide if I am diverting from the DR and to let me know if I am. You're not one of them.