Sunday, May 19, 2013

Assignment in Santo Domingo

Today I would like to discuss Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic. If you were to be sent to Santo Domingo on an expatriate assignment or if you were to relocate there, you are likely to experience weather that is tropical maritime with little seasonal temperature variation but with seasonal variation in rainfall. You will meet people who speak Spanish.

The cost of clothing, food and beverages and transport is average compared to other places. The cost of housing is high compared to other places. Santo Domingo, is the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo is the centre of economic activity in the Dominican Republic. Many national and international firms have their headquarters or regional offices in the city. The city attracts many international firms and franchises due to its geographic location, stability and vibrant economy.

From a day to day comfort perspective, you are likely to experience extreme hardship. Be sure to negotiate an appropriate salary or allowance to compensate for the cost of living. If you live in Santo Domingo or if you lived there recently, let us know what your experience has been. Would you live in Santo Domingo again?


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