Travel budget in Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Dominican Republic for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 28 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 749* (35560 DOP)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 85 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 6.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 2547* (120932 DOP)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 183 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 37 per person
  • $ 52 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 5365* (254814 DOP)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Dominican Republic in 2019

Cost of living: Dominican Republic VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Dominican Republic in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Dominican Republic in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Dominican Republic by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Dominican Republic compared to the national average.

Cities /Dominican Republic View Details
La Romana 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in La Romana
Punta Cana 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Punta Cana
Sosua 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sosua
Boca Chica 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Boca Chica
Santo Domingo 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Santo Domingo
Las Terrenas 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Las Terrenas
Bayahibe 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bayahibe
Puerto Plata 17% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Puerto Plata

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Local prices in Dominican Republic by expense type

Restaurant budget in Dominican Republic

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Dominican Republic costs 37% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7.4/person
($ 5.3 to $ 10.5)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 22/person
($ 13 to $ 28)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.4/person
($ 5.9 to $ 9.6)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.4 for 500ml
($ 1.7 to $ 3.2)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.2 for 330ml
($ 2.5 to $ 4.2)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.8/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Dominican Republic

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Dominican Republic costs 26% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 29/night
($ 27 to $ 32)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 57/night
($ 33 to $ 100)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 114/night
($ 66 to $ 174)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 253/night
($ 134 to $ 382)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 476/night
($ 318 to $ 506)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 499
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 48/month
($ 45 to $ 52)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 153/month
($ 58 to $ 351)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 173/month
($ 76 to $ 328)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 82/month
($ 48 to $ 149)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 217
Family room
Family room
$ 244/month
($ 133 to $ 397)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Dominican Republic

On average, the price of supermarket food in Dominican Republic costs 41% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.3)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 3)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7/kg
($ 4.4 to $ 12)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.6/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 7.9)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.2)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.9)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.6/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 10.5)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Dominican Republic

On average, the price of transport in Dominican Republic is essentially the same as in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 36/month
($ 22 to $ 47)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.2/km
($ 2.2 to $ 4.2)

71% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

66% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.2
($ 3.2 to $ 4.2)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 32/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 109)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Dominican Republic

On average, the cost of housing in Dominican Republic costs 45% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 70/month
($ 33 to $ 115)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

89% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 61/month
($ 42 to $ 82)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 380/month
($ 190 to $ 725)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1395
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 216/month
($ 107 to $ 423)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 713/month
($ 328 to $ 1372)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 390/month
($ 212 to $ 570)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1775
Gym
Gym
$ 30/month
($ 22 to $ 54)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 200/month
($ 107 to $ 360)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 962
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6277/yr
($ 3167 to $ 21104)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18513

Leisure activity budget in Dominican Republic

On average, budget for leisure activities in Dominican Republic costs 29% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.3/ticket
($ 5.3 to $ 7.4)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 16/hr
($ 10.5 to $ 27)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Dominican Republic

On average, shopping budget in Dominican Republic is essentially the same as in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.2/pack
($ 2.5 to $ 4.7)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 53
($ 28 to $ 85)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 57
($ 33 to $ 85)

45% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 90
($ 64 to $ 149)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 95
($ 64 to $ 138)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

London → Punta Cana
London → Punta Cana
London → Punta Cana
$ 1044
(fair price: $ 786)
New York City → Punta Cana
New York City → Punta Cana
New York City → Punta Cana
$ 625
(fair price: $ 489)
Manchester → Punta Cana
Manchester → Punta Cana
Manchester → Punta Cana
$ 1020
(fair price: $ 759)
Los Angeles → Punta Cana
Los Angeles  → Punta Cana
Los Angeles  → Punta Cana
$ 704
(fair price: $ 573)
Toronto (Ontario) → Punta Cana
Toronto (Ontario) → Punta Cana
Toronto (Ontario) → Punta Cana
$ 532
(fair price: $ 456)
London → Santo Domingo
London → Santo Domingo
London → Santo Domingo
$ 892
(fair price: $ 796)
New York City → Santo Domingo
New York City → Santo Domingo
New York City → Santo Domingo
$ 484
(fair price: $ 377)
Dublin → Punta Cana
Dublin → Punta Cana
Dublin → Punta Cana
$ 823
(fair price: $ 717)
Montreal → Punta Cana
Montreal → Punta Cana
Montreal → Punta Cana
$ 544
(fair price: $ 481)
New York City → Puerto Plata
New York City → Puerto Plata
New York City → Puerto Plata
$ 709
(fair price: $ 570)
London → Puerto Plata
London → Puerto Plata
London → Puerto Plata
$ 1133
(fair price: $ 974)
Los Angeles → Santo Domingo
Los Angeles  → Santo Domingo
Los Angeles  → Santo Domingo
$ 641
(fair price: $ 529)
Toronto (Ontario) → Puerto Plata
Toronto (Ontario) → Puerto Plata
Toronto (Ontario) → Puerto Plata
$ 672
(fair price: $ 533)
Montreal → Puerto Plata
Montreal → Puerto Plata
Montreal → Puerto Plata
$ 691
(fair price: $ 554)
Toronto (Ontario) → Santo Domingo
Toronto (Ontario) → Santo Domingo
Toronto (Ontario) → Santo Domingo
$ 570
(fair price: $ 502)
Montreal → Santo Domingo
Montreal → Santo Domingo
Montreal → Santo Domingo
$ 668
(fair price: $ 591)
Los Angeles → Puerto Plata
Los Angeles  → Puerto Plata
Los Angeles  → Puerto Plata
$ 1111
(fair price: $ 952)
Edinburgh → Punta Cana
Edinburgh → Punta Cana
Edinburgh → Punta Cana
$ 928
(fair price: $ 805)
Dublin → Santo Domingo
Dublin → Santo Domingo
Dublin → Santo Domingo
$ 851
(fair price: $ 720)
Manchester → Santo Domingo
Manchester → Santo Domingo
Manchester → Santo Domingo
$ 1005
(fair price: $ 856)
Manchester → Puerto Plata
Manchester → Puerto Plata
Manchester → Puerto Plata
$ 1281
(fair price: $ 1045)

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About the information on the cost of living in Dominican Republic

The information about the cost of living in Dominican Republic shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Dominican Republic updated on 09-09-2019.

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