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    Accomodation for Expats in the Dominican Republic

    Over the years, Dominican Republic has been a desirable place for foreigners to be settle down as the country can boast of a pleasant environment and a warm climate, which are ideal whether you want to make a short or an extended stay there.

    Most expats are based in the capital, Santo Domingo, or close to the coastal towns of Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete. Expats living in the Dominican Republic often choose to stay in gated housing complexes.

    Prices across the board in the Dominican Republic are more Latin American than they are Caribbean. You could live comfortably in the DR on a budget of $1,200. With a budget of $2,000, you could afford more entertainment and extra household help, for example, and really enjoy the good life.

    If you wish to live close to the beach, certain factors have to be put into consideration. Property rental and real estate tend to be more expensive. For example, a 2-bedroom condo in a beach resort will cost around US$400-US$600 to rent but will be much cheaper inland. Buying a condo will cost from around US$125,000 upwards, although some bargains can be found. Secondly, household furnishings, electrical items, and cars rust much more quickly when close to the ocean. Additionally, on an island that is often affected by hurricanes, the beach areas, especially in the south, tend to take the brunt of the wind and rain.

    For those who love the mountains, the central mountain area is Jarabacoa and Constanza in the middle of the country, where prices are a bit cheaper compared to the coastal regions.

    This guide will help as regards securing accomodation in the Dominican Republic

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