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:

  • $ 27 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.4 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 666* (38430 DOP)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 83 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 5.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 2277* (131390 DOP)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 177 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 42 per person
  • $ 10.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 4773* (275422 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 2021

Cost of living: Dominican Republic VS United States

On average, the cost of living in the Dominican Republic in 2021 is 26% less than 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 29% moreTravel budget and cost of living in La Romana
Boca Chica 19% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Boca Chica
Jarabacoa 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Jarabacoa
Punta Cana 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Punta Cana
Santo Domingo 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Santo Domingo
Samana 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Samana
Las Terrenas 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Las Terrenas
Bayahibe 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bayahibe
Puerto Plata 2% 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 41% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.3/person
($ 2.6 to $ 11)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 18/person
($ 12 to $ 45)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.6/person
($ 6.1 to $ 8.7)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.3 for 500ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.9)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3 for 330ml
($ 2.2 to $ 4.4)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.7/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 3.5)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.6)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5

Dominican Republic: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in the Dominican Republic costs 27% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 28/night
($ 27 to $ 30)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 35 to $ 104)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 108/night
($ 66 to $ 173)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 245/night
($ 150 to $ 384)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 495/night
($ 377 to $ 631)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 52/month
($ 47 to $ 57)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 168/month
($ 83 to $ 281)

0% 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
$ 153/month
($ 75 to $ 269)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 79/month
($ 48 to $ 132)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 242/month
($ 122 to $ 397)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Dominican Republic: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in the Dominican Republic costs 45% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Bread
Bread
$ 1.6/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 3.2)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.6/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 2.5)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.5/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 6.6)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 3.8)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.9)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.7)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Dominican Republic: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in the Dominican Republic is 4% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.6/km
($ 1.8 to $ 3.5)

62% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

61% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.1
($ 2.2 to $ 5)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Car hire
Car hire
$ 30/24hrs
($ 8.4 to $ 121)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Dominican Republic: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in the Dominican Republic costs 36% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.3/ticket
($ 4.4 to $ 7)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 8.7 to $ 18)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Dominican Republic: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in the Dominican Republic costs 13% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.4/pack
($ 3.5 to $ 4.9)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 40
($ 18 to $ 63)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 42
($ 27 to $ 53)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36

Plane ticket budget

London → Punta Cana
London → Punta Cana
London → Punta Cana
$ 843
(fair price: $ 654)
New York City → Punta Cana
New York City → Punta Cana
New York City → Punta Cana
$ 455
(fair price: $ 358)
New York City → Santo Domingo
New York City → Santo Domingo
New York City → Santo Domingo
$ 416
(fair price: $ 334)
Manchester → Punta Cana
Manchester → Punta Cana
Manchester → Punta Cana
$ 979
(fair price: $ 743)
Toronto (Ontario) → Punta Cana
Toronto (Ontario) → Punta Cana
Toronto (Ontario) → Punta Cana
$ 495
(fair price: $ 431)
London → Santo Domingo
London → Santo Domingo
London → Santo Domingo
$ 831
(fair price: $ 726)


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 03-05-2021.

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