The best apps for expats in Dominican Republic


We invite you to share information regarding some of the apps that have helped to facilitate your move abroad in Dominican Republic. This will help expats-to-be who are making the move as well.

Which apps did you use while preparing your move to the Dominican Republic?

What apps do you use the most for your everyday life in Dominican Republic: whether it's for transport, managing finances, general information, learning the language of your host country, leisure activities, etc.?

How does this technology help you in your everyday life as an expat?

Which apps would you recommend to expatriates in Dominican Republic and why?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


Well this seems like a strange thread.  I use the same Apps I would use anywhere! I use the app of the bank where my account is for example.

Not sure there are apps specific to here, rather specific websites.

Are there any specifically for DR, I would be interest in knowing what they are.

So some other moderators clarified some of this.  We have some online sites rather than apps.

Mercado libre is a site to buy and sell almost anything.

I wl post more once I am at my computer.

A couple for the newbies:

- Currency Plus (quickly calculates any currency to RD Pesos)
- Translate (for those not fluent in Spanish)

Both good things to have on your phone.  I use google translate a lot even after  14 years.


Rental sites


Cell Service/ internet/ land line  Used to be Orange now Altice  Claro   Viva    Lists airports and airlines  Dominican weather site.

Although widely used outside of the US, I was introduced to Whatsapp while visiting the DR and it's used by just about everyone there.  Although a site, not an app - I have also found that subscribing to the town facebook pages (In my case Las Terrenas) gives you a lot of local information and a greater feel for the community and culture.  Great idea Priscilla!  I look forward to seeing the replies.

IKEA Santo Domingo, WhatsApp, a good currency exchange app.

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