I am planning to move to Cabarete to work at a non-profit pre-school starting next May (2015) or August. I am originally from Dallas, Texas and came to this forum while drafting a budget to figure out what my year in Cabarete will cost. So far, from what I've learned online and been told by my future employer, I can live in Cabarete for $500-610 US Dollars a month ($250 rent, $75 utilities, $100 groceries, $25 transportation, $20 entertainment, $20 souvenirs and $75 personal with other small expenses already included). Here in the U.S. I only pay $80 a month for groceries, so I think that $100 USD will probably be more than enough in Cabarete. I plan on living as close as humanly possible to my school so that I can walk (15 minutes or less for 1 trip) or less than 10 minutes on a bicycle that I will buy once in Cabarete. On this thread I hope to get information to make sure my budget is correct, maybe get some help on finding furnished housing (studio apartment or something for 1 person) close to my school for $250 USD and making connections so I will know some people when I move next year.