Dominican Republic πŸ‡©πŸ‡΄

Santo Domingo

Dominican Republic is part of Americas with main city at Santo Domingo. Official language is Spanish. Dominican Republic uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC-04:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.


πŸ’± Currencies Used

Dominican Republic uses the Dominican peso (symbol: $), code DOP.Banknotes come in denominations of 2000, 1000, 500, 200, 100 and 50 pesos. Peso is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 25, 10, 5 and 1 pesos.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Dominican Republic. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Dominican Republic is on average 2.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Dominican Republic is low. It is not as easy to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 886.57 DOP, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Altice, Claro or Viva. Dominican Republic uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Dominican Republic upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Dominican Republic, dial +, then 1 809 (the country code for Dominican Republic), then the area code (without the initial 1) and the local number. For local calls within Dominican Republic, start with the area code (with the initial 1). In the case above area code is 809 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Dominican Republic uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A, Type B and Type C.

πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

In Dominican Republic you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas, 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways, 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on motorways and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on expressways.

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Last updated: July 13, 2019