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Santo Domingo



Can you save money?

Probably. It obviously depends on your salary level, but the lack of consumer spending options probably helps curb spending. - Apr 28, 2016
Yes, if you don't spend it all trying to escape Santo Domingo every weekend! - Jan 28, 2016
We didn't save a dime because of traveling outside of the city, entertaining guests and kids activities. - Jan 19, 2016
Sure. If you don't go out. - Aug 10, 2015
If you don't eat out. - Aug 2, 2015
Yes, even if you chose to go out. - Aug 25, 2014
Yes, definitely. We go away about once a month and still save. - Jul 14, 2013
Yes, unless you go away every weekend. - Apr 30, 2013
Yes, absolutely. - Apr 29, 2013
Yes. - Jan 24, 2013
Yes, because you can travel by car rather than plane for outings. - Jun 9, 2012
Yes. - Jun 4, 2012
Yes. The differential/COLA makes it possible to do so, but you have to forgo some adventures. - Mar 13, 2012
If you don't explore the country much you can save money. But you will get bored quick staying in Santo Domingo all the time. - Feb 22, 2012
No way - Feb 12, 2012
Maybe, if you don't leave Santo domingo, or if you eat just beans and rice everyday you will same even more. - Oct 5, 2011
It depends. If you eat out a lot, travel frequently, or only have one income, no. However, if you really try or have a good paying job, you can easily save money. - Jun 21, 2011
Doesn't seem like it. - May 21, 2011
if you are careful.a dinner for 2 will run the same in the states about 75-100 with some wine. - Nov 10, 2010
Not a chance. Everything is MUCH more expensive here than even in Washington DC. - Aug 11, 2010
Food is very expensive to buy at the grocery store and at restaurants. So, I think if you just eat rice, beans and local fruits and veggies you can do pretty well. We like American products, though, so we pay for them and it's expensive. The all-inclusive resorts are about $150 a person per night (children pay half). All of the services (cell, tv, internet, gyms, etc.) have American prices, so it is hard to save money in that respect. - Jun 29, 2010
NO, sorry. - May 13, 2009
I save money because I rarely go out. Most teachers tutor in the afternoons in order to try and save the dollar portion of their salary. - Nov 24, 2008
I'd be impressed if you could. Most families and couples have had to resort to both spouses working just to cover costs. - Oct 19, 2008
Yes. - Aug 19, 2008
This is, perhaps, the only saving grace. Or at least it was until the hardship differential was cut down to 15%. - Jun 8, 2008
Yes. - Feb 11, 2008