Santo Domingo - Post Report Question and Answers

Can you save money?

Probably. It obviously depends on your salary level, but the lack of consumer spending options probably helps curb spending. - Apr 2016

Yes, if you don't spend it all trying to escape Santo Domingo every weekend! - Jan 2016

We didn't save a dime because of traveling outside of the city, entertaining guests and kids activities. - Jan 2016

Sure. If you don't go out. - Aug 2015

If you don't eat out. - Aug 2015

Yes, even if you chose to go out. - Aug 2014

Yes, definitely. We go away about once a month and still save. - Jul 2013

Yes, unless you go away every weekend. - Apr 2013

Yes, absolutely. - Apr 2013

Yes. - Jan 2013

Yes, because you can travel by car rather than plane for outings. - Jun 2012

Yes. - Jun 2012

Yes. The differential/COLA makes it possible to do so, but you have to forgo some adventures. - Mar 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 2012

No way - Feb 2012

Maybe, if you don't leave Santo domingo, or if you eat just beans and rice everyday you will same even more. - Oct 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 2011

Doesn't seem like it. - May 2011

if you are careful.a dinner for 2 will run the same in the states about 75-100 with some wine. - Nov 2010

Not a chance. Everything is MUCH more expensive here than even in Washington DC. - Aug 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 2010

NO, sorry. - May 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 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 2008

Yes. - Aug 2008

This is, perhaps, the only saving grace. Or at least it was until the hardship differential was cut down to 15%. - Jun 2008

Yes. - Feb 2008


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