Not only can you receive quality healthcare in the DR, it is very affordable. A standard visit to your General Doctor would cost less than $25 USD without insurance and you can get a top tier insurance policy for $400 USD per year.
Yes. Property taxes are 1% per year of the appraised value of the property in the tax office of approximately over $150,000USD. So if your property is officially valued at $200,000USD, you would pay 1% yearly property taxes on just $50,000USD.
The DR’s policy for extended stay of non-residents is one of the most relaxed in the world. You only need to pay a fee if you stay longer than your tourist visa. Your tourist visa from the airport expires in 30 days, so if you leave 30 days – 3 years after your visa expires, you will pay a fee at the airport that is calculated based on how long you stayed.
No. It is just as easy to own property in the Dominican Republic for citizens as it is for visitors. That being said, getting residency in the DR is a straightforward yet lengthy process that can be beneficial for some.
For non-residents it is possible to get financing from local banks like Scotiabank or Banco Popular however, it is not common and most property transactions in the DR are cash purchases. Having residency or citizenship in the Dominican Republic can be advantageous when getting financing to buy property.