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We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:

Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).

Cost of Living Comparison: Cost of living allowance calculator, compares cost of living and hardship and calculates a cost of living allowance based on the difference.

International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).

International Assignment: International assignment management calculator, for global mobility managers who use the build-up approach for detailed international assignment salary and allowance calculations.

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Dominican Republic, All Areas

Dominican Republic, All AreasThe Dominican Republic is in the Caribbean, and consists of the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti. The climate is tropical maritime with seasonal variation in rainfall but little seasonal temperature variation.

The official language is Spanish. While most business is conducted in Spanish, English is widely spoken, particularly in the cities. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of the Dominican Republic is the largest in Central America and the Caribbean. It is a upper middle-income developing country.

Business introductions are usually formal but can differ depending on the organization. It is expected to use formal professional titles followed by surname. Expatriate business dress is formal. While business is male-dominated, expatriate women in management roles are generally accepted by Dominicans.

The security risk for expatriates in the Dominican Republic is medium. Risks include general crime such as pickpocketing and bag-snatching, as well as risks related to demonstrations. Other risks include those related to hurricanes.

The currency of the Dominican Republic is the Dominican R. Peso (DOP). US Dollars are easily exchanged. Credit card cloning is common. It is generally safer to use cash.

Private medical facilities and medicines are generally of a good standard, however these can be expensive for expatriates. Cases of Zika virus, chikungunya virus, cholera and dengue fever have been reported.

The population of the Dominican Republic is 10 Million (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 3.8% (Sept 2017).

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Dominican Republic as at 1 October 2017 is average in comparison to other places in the world.

In Dominican Republic, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Average
2) Clothing: Average
3) Communication: High
4) Education: Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: High
6) Groceries: Low
7) Healthcare: Average
8) Household Accommodation: High
9) Miscellaneous: Low
10) Personal Care: High
11) Recreation & Culture: Low
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very Low
13) Transport: Low

Dominican Republic is for example -13.6% cheaper than USA for groceries, 14.8% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 61.3% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Dominican Republic is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

The hardship premium for Dominican Republic for an expat from Australia, is for example 30%, i.e. host location (the Dominican Republic) premium of 40% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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