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Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 10, 2022

Summary: With a population of 2.9 million, Santo Domingo is a city with which many expats, retirees and digital nomads have a love-hate relationship. It's a tropical city with a diverse population that some find appealing. But, people say the traffic, dangerous driving conditions and unfriendly locals can make life in Santo Domingo wear on you. Healthcare tip: If you're new to DR, be sure to purchase health insurance that covers medical evacuation for treatment outside of the country.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is one of the founders of Digital Nomad Exchange and the Founder and President of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange and Digital Nomad Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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