Here is a video showing 5-6 apartments in Dominican Republic, all for 200-300 dollars per month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np98Boiwayw
Hummm! pretty interesting. The video on apartments with a video folllowing explaining what happened to you. Very Honest.
locations play a big factor. that's why Id spend a few more doars to get in a better area. sucks that happened to you but that video is how I found you while researching the DR