Cost of living in Dominican Republic – 2015

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

I suppose you consider chocolate a food group?  :D :D :D

Bob K

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