Would $1600 a month allow 1 person to live comfortably in the DR ?

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Really? I would not dream of charging my clients for things like that that are out of their control. Maybe that's what I've been doing wrong all these years!
I think the key point is that what's property of landlord, they should fix it, if it's the tenant's property, they're responsible? Would make sense to me...Obviously, if the tenant breaks property of the landlord due to careless handling, that cost would fall on the tenant...
 
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Socializing is definitely an expense. Unless you want to sit in your room and watch t.v. Social engagements; lunch/dinner, birthdays etc are expensive Yes, girlfriends cost as well. If one wants to be an angry recluse 1600.00 a month should be OK.
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chico bill

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Really? I would not dream of charging my clients for things like that that are out of their control. Maybe that's what I've been doing wrong all these years!
Because you aren't thinking like a Dominican. Of course foreigners prefer to fix things properly on their own properties
 

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Where I live the Dominican landlord does only one thing.....he collects the rent. Dosent care about water electric wires plumbing painting outside mantainence........ collects the rent that's all.

Same here. I do care about all of that stuff, so I like things fixed as soon as they break.

I'm a jack of all trades so I have no problem doing my own electrical, plumbing, maintenance, mechanical, etc.

If anything major goes they will fix it, but my time is too valuable to be chasing them down for minor crap.

I also hate moving because I have too much stuff. I'm not the kind of person who can pack a bag and "move"
 
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I read 'the rent' in many messages
As an owner, without a mortgage on your home, life is pretty good, I would say
I agree, but many here don't want to be tied down with a house. I bought for cash before I moved here and have no payments outside of utilities and insurances.

Even at that, I would hate to have to live on $1,600 US a month. That would suck big time here.
 
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That would never occur to you as you "have worked hard in your younger years and invested" so you'd never rent...

Don't forget the obligatory "Big" $100 tip on top of those RD$200-250.. 🤣
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I agree, but many here don't want to be tied down with a house. I bought for cash before I moved here and have no payments outside of utilities and insurances.

Even at that, I would hate to have to live on $1,600 US a month. That would suck big time here.
I am wondering if it is just a hypothesis to" comfortably live" on 1600 U.S. I really don't see how it is considered "living".
 
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chico bill

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Same here. I do care about all of that stuff, so I like things fixed as soon as they break.

I'm a jack of all trades so I have no problem doing my own electrical, plumbing, maintenance, mechanical, etc.

If anything major goes they will fix it, but my time is too valuable to be chasing them down for minor crap.

I also hate moving because I have too much stuff. I'm not the kind of person who can pack a bag and "move"
I can't just pack a bag either, but there are times I sure wish I could.
J.D. - Weren't you just opining how you wanted to live in a mobile van a week ago ?

Poppa was a rolling stone, wherever he laid his hat was his home....
 
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Where I live the Dominican landlord does only one thing.....he collects the rent. Dosent care about water electric wires plumbing painting outside maintenance........ collects the rent that's all.
That's very interesting. I employ a gardener/handyman and we fix anything that doesn't belong to the client ASAP - the same day, if possible. I really must increase the rent I charge.
 

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That would never occur to you as you "have worked hard in your younger years and invested" so you'd never rent...

Don't forget the obligatory "Big" $100 tip on top of those RD$200-250.. 🤣
A fool and his money...
 
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drstock

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I would think you can be a bit more discerning about your tenants than Dominican landlords who don't fix anything.
That is true. I sometimes find the place is "fully rented" for people I don't think will be good tenants, and I get almost all my clients as recommendations - no advertising of any sort.
 

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I agree, but many here don't want to be tied down with a house. I bought for cash before I moved here and have no payments outside of utilities and insurances.

Even at that, I would hate to have to live on $1,600 US a month. That would suck big time here.
We bought our first apartment decades ago. If you compare those price developments to current rental prices... at the time our best decision ever.
But I can imagine that you want more flexibility and then renting (especially after a number of years) is a more expensive option.