Travel budget in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic: calculate your travel budget

Dominican Republic: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 28 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.6 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 707* (35168 DOP)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 87 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 6.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 2465* (122584 DOP)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 184 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 33 per person
  • $ 48 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 5171* (257152 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 the Dominican Republic in 2020

Cost of living: Dominican Republic VS United States

On average, the cost of living in the Dominican Republic in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in the Dominican Republic by city

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

Cities /Dominican Republic View Details
La Romana 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in La Romana
Punta Cana 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Punta Cana
Boca Chica 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Boca Chica
Jarabacoa 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Jarabacoa
Sosua 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sosua
Santo Domingo 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Santo Domingo
Las Terrenas 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Las Terrenas
Bayahibe 11% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bayahibe
Puerto Plata 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Puerto Plata

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Local prices in the Dominican Republic by expense type

Dominican Republic: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in the Dominican Republic costs 40% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.1/person
($ 4.1 to $ 10.2)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 21/person
($ 13 to $ 27)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7/person
($ 5.6 to $ 10.2)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.2 for 500ml
($ 1.7 to $ 3)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.3 for 330ml
($ 2.5 to $ 4.3)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.7/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Dominican Republic: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in the Dominican Republic costs 25% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 29/night
($ 27 to $ 32)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 35 to $ 108)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 115/night
($ 69 to $ 199)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 253/night
($ 145 to $ 434)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 483/night
($ 365 to $ 615)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 504
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 51/month
($ 46 to $ 54)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 159/month
($ 59 to $ 363)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 173/month
($ 75 to $ 334)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 82/month
($ 48 to $ 147)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 249/month
($ 121 to $ 422)

42% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Dominican Republic: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in the Dominican Republic costs 42% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.2)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.8/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 2.6)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.8/kg
($ 4.9 to $ 9.8)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.1/kg
($ 3 to $ 6.2)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 3.6)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 0.5 to $ 2)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.3/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 10.2)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Dominican Republic: Public and private transport budget

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

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 38/month
($ 26 to $ 45)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3/km
($ 1.8 to $ 4.1)

67% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.3)

62% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.1
($ 3 to $ 4.1)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 32/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 109)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Dominican Republic: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in the Dominican Republic costs 51% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 65/month
($ 33 to $ 110)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

37% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 58/month
($ 41 to $ 82)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 392/month
($ 204 to $ 811)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 218/month
($ 102 to $ 406)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1113
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 717/month
($ 304 to $ 1316)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2249
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 382/month
($ 213 to $ 607)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1767
Gym
Gym
$ 29/month
($ 21 to $ 52)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 187/month
($ 102 to $ 345)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6043/yr
($ 2731 to $ 16038)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17212

Dominican Republic: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in the Dominican Republic costs 30% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.1/ticket
($ 5 to $ 7)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 15/hr
($ 10.2 to $ 26)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Dominican Republic: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in the Dominican Republic is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.1/pack
($ 2.4 to $ 4.8)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 51
($ 28 to $ 82)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 53
($ 32 to $ 81)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 89
($ 61 to $ 133)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 90
($ 61 to $ 143)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Punta Cana
London → Punta Cana
London → Punta Cana
$ 1025
(fair price: $ 758)
New York City → Punta Cana
New York City → Punta Cana
New York City → Punta Cana
$ 585
(fair price: $ 463)
Manchester → Punta Cana
Manchester → Punta Cana
Manchester → Punta Cana
$ 1034
(fair price: $ 766)
Toronto (Ontario) → Punta Cana
Toronto (Ontario) → Punta Cana
Toronto (Ontario) → Punta Cana
$ 513
(fair price: $ 447)
Los Angeles → Punta Cana
Los Angeles  → Punta Cana
Los Angeles  → Punta Cana
$ 674
(fair price: $ 553)
Montreal → Punta Cana
Montreal → Punta Cana
Montreal → Punta Cana
$ 539
(fair price: $ 477)
Dublin → Punta Cana
Dublin → Punta Cana
Dublin → Punta Cana
$ 854
(fair price: $ 746)
London → Santo Domingo
London → Santo Domingo
London → Santo Domingo
$ 879
(fair price: $ 772)
Edinburgh → Punta Cana
Edinburgh → Punta Cana
Edinburgh → Punta Cana
$ 915
(fair price: $ 794)
New York City → Santo Domingo
New York City → Santo Domingo
New York City → Santo Domingo
$ 484
(fair price: $ 366)
New York City → Puerto Plata
New York City → Puerto Plata
New York City → Puerto Plata
$ 709
(fair price: $ 547)
London → Puerto Plata
London → Puerto Plata
London → Puerto Plata
$ 1133
(fair price: $ 991)
Los Angeles → Santo Domingo
Los Angeles  → Santo Domingo
Los Angeles  → Santo Domingo
$ 641
(fair price: $ 492)
Toronto (Ontario) → Puerto Plata
Toronto (Ontario) → Puerto Plata
Toronto (Ontario) → Puerto Plata
$ 672
(fair price: $ 535)
Montreal → Puerto Plata
Montreal → Puerto Plata
Montreal → Puerto Plata
$ 691
(fair price: $ 547)
Toronto (Ontario) → Santo Domingo
Toronto (Ontario) → Santo Domingo
Toronto (Ontario) → Santo Domingo
$ 570
(fair price: $ 492)
Montreal → Santo Domingo
Montreal → Santo Domingo
Montreal → Santo Domingo
$ 668
(fair price: $ 578)
Los Angeles → Puerto Plata
Los Angeles  → Puerto Plata
Los Angeles  → Puerto Plata
$ 1111
(fair price: $ 931)
Dublin → Santo Domingo
Dublin → Santo Domingo
Dublin → Santo Domingo
$ 851
(fair price: $ 740)
Manchester → Santo Domingo
Manchester → Santo Domingo
Manchester → Santo Domingo
$ 1005
(fair price: $ 854)
Manchester → Puerto Plata
Manchester → Puerto Plata
Manchester → Puerto Plata
$ 1281
(fair price: $ 1068)

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About the information on the cost of living in the Dominican Republic

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

Information about cost of living in the Dominican Republic updated on 08-01-2020.

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