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Cost of Living in the Dominican Republic versus Canada

Cost of Living in the Dominican Republic versus Canada

Are you dreaming about a move to the Dominican Republic? You might think living in a luxurious private home on an island is out of your price range, but you’d be wrong! To get a better understanding of the cost of living in the Dominican Republic, we will use this blog to compare the cost of living in Canada to the Dominican Republic (DR). Below is that comparison. Keep reading to learn about how far your money will take you here!

Housing Market

In Canada, the average home costs approximately $709K CAD. The lowest average house price by province is around $300K, but you’ll only find this price range in the sparse or the windiest provinces. If you want a home with a pool, your average cost will skyrocket.

In comparison, Casa Linda villas start at just $310K CAD and come with your own private pool on a beautiful island. If you are looking for more rooms, a guest house, or a bar, let us know! We will work with you to completely customize your villa to your new DR lifestyle.

Join us in our Casa Linda gated community, which is only 10 minutes away from the best northern Dominican Republic beaches. Soak up the sun in paradise in a home you can afford.

Cost of Eating Out

In the DR, Canadian money has a higher value than our DR currency, the Dominican Peso (RD$). Because the Canadian dollar is worth almost RD$42, your money will go a lot further. In Canada, a dinner at a mid-range restaurant will cost you anywhere from $50 to $90 CAD per person, whereas our onsite authentic restaurant, Castaways, usually costs around $10 CAD.

A fast food chain in Canada might get you a meal for under $15 CAD, but an inexpensive restaurant in the Dominican Republic often costs less than $5 CAD.

Working Abroad and Retirement

Remote work has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Luckily for you, this means that you can work from anywhere: Your job doesn’t tie you down anymore, and with the cost of living in the Dominican Republic so low, there’s no better place to work from a laptop than from on the beach. What are you waiting for? Invest in your own DR property today!

The cost of living in the Dominican Republic is advantageous for those in Canada, making the DR a wonderful place for retirees and expats. The money you have saved to have a fun retirement shouldn’t be destroyed by inflation or consumed by necessities. Let your money take you further by moving to the Dominican Republic, and have a wonderful time sitting on the beach and soaking in the sun for your retirement years.

Dominican Life with Casa Linda Villas

Live your best life when you take advantage of the cost of living in the Dominican Republic. We can offer more than just a curated gated community, designated staff and security, and a short jaunt to one of the best north coast beaches. When you are ready to live your dreams, contact Casa Linda to talk about your future Casa Linda luxury villa.

How to Plan Your Move to the Dominican Republic

How to Plan Your Move to the Dominican Republic

Are you planning to move to the Dominican Republic soon? Great idea! The Dominican Republic is a beautiful country with many beaches and sunny weather almost year-round. But at Casa Linda, we understand that moving can be stressful. Between packing, lodging, and paperwork, there is so much potential for things to slip through the cracks! Below we outline three of the most important aspects of moving to the Dominican Republic (DR). Keep reading to learn how to plan your DR move, or check out more information on DR living.

How to Pack

To know what you need to pack, you must know what the weather is like in the Dominican Republic from season to season. Luckily, the DR has glorious weather all of the time, with only a short rainy season. No snow, hurricanes, or tornadoes to worry about! The average temperature here is a perfect 28 degrees Celsius almost year-round: you’ll only need your favorite summer outfits and a sweater or two to survive.

Here’s a quick list of the things you should bring with you:

  • Toiletries
  • Medications and prescriptions
  • Summer clothing
  • Bathing suits
  • Passports
  • Birth certificates
  • Insurance policies
  • Real estate documents

Remember to pack your travel documents and a tranquilo attitude: anything else you forget in your move to the Dominican Republic can be bought here. The cost of living is much lower here than in the US or Canada, so your dollar will go further.

Plan Your Stay

Do you know where you are moving to? If you plan to move to the Dominican Republic, your accommodations should be sorted out before starting your journey.

Having a beautiful location of your own is the perfect way to start over after moving to the Dominican Republic. Imagine swimming in your private pool in your own Dominican Republic backyard. Casa Linda creates custom luxury villas for you to enjoy the best of the Dominican Republic. Retirees looking for a new community in a new climate love our Casa Linda villas for their gated community activities, close amenities, private pool, and proximity to beaches.

Do you work remotely? It might be time to invest in a Dominican Republic villa! Work from the beach or at the side of your private pool. Starting at just $229K USD, you could be moving to the Dominican Republic before you know it! Check out our customizable villas and see which luxury villa is perfect for you.

Things to Do

Our Casa Linda gated community has many on-site events as well as many close beaches for you to explore! You’ll never get bored when you have access to a gated waterpark and restaurant, along with plenty of local activities. Casa Linda villas are approximately ten minutes away from the prettiest beaches. Try your hand at sailing, surfing, or snorkelling at any one of the many locations.

Locals love interacting with expats! Make friends with us as you try different restaurants and support local businesses. Your neighbors would love to get to know you, too.

Luxury Dominican Republic Villas Waiting for You!

Casa Linda villas are calling! Will you answer? Join us for a relaxing, slow way of living in the DR. Send us a message, and we would love to talk to you about customizing a villa for you.