Santo Domingo

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
29/265
Details
Large apartment$630.00
Medium apartment$520.00
Rent index [score]0.94
Small apartment$410.00

Cost of Living

8
60/245
Details
5km taxi ride$14.00
A Cappuccino$1.80
A beer$2.50
A kilogram of Apples$2.30
Bread$0.64
Inflation [score]0.78
Lunch$7.80
Monthly fitness club membership$39.00
Monthly public transport$42.00
Movie ticket$6.40
Price of a meal at a restaurant$48.88

Startups

2
238/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.10
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.14
Meetups groups16
Meetups members2961
Number of investors4
Number of startup events in the last 12 months45
Number of upcoming meetup events3
Startup climate scene [score]0.25
Startup events5
Startup events [score]0.26
Startups [score]0.35
Total number of startups8

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

1
251/265
Details
Airport hub29
Airport hub [score]0.20

Commute

2
234/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Dominican_Republic/Santo_Domingo
Traffic handling [score]0.73

Business Freedom

4
233/263
Details
Business freedom56.60
Business freedom [score]0.28
Freedom from corruption32.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.20
Lack of labor restrictions56.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.39
Time to open a business14.50
Time to open a business [score]0.84

Safety

6
208/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.18
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year16
Guns per 100 residents5
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.58
Lack of guns [score]0.98
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.78

Healthcare

4
234/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.31
Healthcare quality [score]0.42
Life expectancy (years)73.88
Life expectancy [score]0.43

Education

1
231/239
Details
PISA math ranking (high school)55
PISA ranking57
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.10
PISA reading (high school)50
PISA science (high school)53

Environmental Quality

3
245/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.32
Cleanliness [score]0.12
Drinking water quality [score]0.16
Urban greenery [score]0.45

Economy

6
82/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area47.43
Currency for urban areaDOP
GDP growth rate0.07
GDP growth rate [score]1.00
GDP per capita$13012.18
GDP per capita [score]0.22

Taxation

6
88/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.57
Income tax level [score]0.57
Profit tax (% of profit)0.42
Time overhead to file company taxes317
VAT (Sales Tax)0.18

Internet Access

3
228/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)21.03
Internet access (download) [score]0.48
Internet access (upload) [score]0.10
Upload speed (Mbps)2.42

Leisure & Culture

6
130/264
Details
Art galleries62
Art galleries [score]0.56
Cinemas51
Cinemas [score]0.55
Comedy clubs7
Comedy clubs [score]0.48
Concert venues108
Concerts [score]0.54
Historical sites44
Historical sites [score]0.74
Museums29
Museums [score]0.42
Performing art venues63
Performing arts [score]0.55
Sport venues30
Sports [score]0.61
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.61

Tolerance

6
194/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index54.71
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.54
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.65

Outdoors

3
211/265
Details
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)62.00
Water access [score]0.68
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Santo Domingo are in the 60th place of all 245 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Santo Domingo will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$430$830
$630
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$39
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$43
Monthly public transport$42
Lunch$8
-49%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$8,450
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

5.10
Guns per 100 people
15.55
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Santo Domingo in position 252 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Santo Domingo

Population of Santo Domingo

4,005,300
6,719 /km²
11/264
Density (people per unit of area)
5%
Growth in 2015-2020
Santo Domingo

Demographics of Dominican Republic

Median age
28
Elderly people
7%
Life expectancy at birth
78
GDP per capita (in USD)
$13,012
226/262
Unemployment
14%
242/263

Languages

English proficiency score
57
155/228

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Content Marketing
13.33%
Founder
6.67%
Project Manager
6.67%
Web Developer
6.67%
Human Resources Manager
6.67%
Business Development
6.67%
Web Designer
6.67%
Other
46.67%

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LGBT rights in Santo Domingo

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Unrecognized

Adoption

Single Only

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Tropical Savanna

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic, the oldest European city in the Americas, and the most advanced city in the Island. The old city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Santo Domingo is the capital city of the Dominican Republic, and it prides itself in being the first European city in the New World. Founded by Christopher Columbus's brother Bartolome Colombus in 1496, it is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas and was the first seat of the Spanish colonial empire in the New World. For this reason, the city of Santo Domingo has a really rich historic and cultural heritage that makes any visit extremely worth it. Nowadays, it remains one of the most populous cities in the Central America-Caribbean area, and the main economic and commercial center of this region. The country suffered 31 years of a brutal dictatorship by Trujillo, during which time the city was called "Ciudad Trujillo".

The city is divided into two parts by the Ozama River. The western side is very developed economically, while the eastern part, known as "Santo Domingo Este," has historically lagged behind.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Dominican Republic
85th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

37th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

126th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

72nd

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

77th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

118th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

131st

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

56th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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