Santiago Dominican Republic on 500 collars per month by Jason. Where yo live overseas on 500 dollars per month.
live in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Rent: $210 us for a furnished 1 bedroom apartment in a good area. Includes electric, water and cable. I pay an additional $15 for internet. $12 for a cell phone plan with 75 minutes
Transportation: No Taxi's for me. I travel like most local. Squeezed between 6 other people. I take publicos, cars that have 4 people in the back seat and 3 people in the front. Cost 20 pesos (50 cents). Easy and fast when you learn the routes.
Food: There is a restaurant across the street that sells plater of the day. For 85 pesos ($2.50) I get rice, beans, salad and a meat. That is my main meal of the day.
When I first moved to the DR, I lived in Cabarete. A nice beach town on the North Coast. I spent money like I was still on vacation. Finally, when the money start to run out, I moved to Santiago. My girlfriend showed me how to live more like a Dominican and less like a Gringo. I can easily live on $500 per month or less.