Update on pricing: Almost all fuels just went up in price. A gallon or regular gas is now 172.9 RD. OR US $3.81 per gallon. Yup its brutal.
Electricity has not changed in price.
All foods are more expensive. Some local crops that were effected by the drought are still very expensive: Plantains, Green Bananas, Regular bananas. Other crops like rice have also gone up in price but not as drastically.
Water - 40 to 50 RD per large bottle, delivered from the local Colmado. Cheaper if you buy off a truck or go to the bottling plant.
City Water - I pay 427 RD per month for a 3 bedroom house city water connection. Inexpensive.
Internet - 20 gb per month 1,020 RD.
Cell phone - Viva 200 minutes per month and full unlimited data plan 1,030 RD
Servicio of White Rum, mix at a local dance club - 500RD. Same Servicio down the road at a local club 450 RD. 50 RD difference is the "niceness" and security difference. Oh and the bathrooms are soooo much nicer.....
View on the Malecon - Priceless.
Trip up the Teleferico in Puerto Plata - US 10.
Chocolate Ice Cream sundae at Burger King - 80 RD. Yes I had a craving the other day... I needed it....LOL