The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti. Its many beaches and hotels make it a popular holiday destination attracting many tourists from all over the world. Punta Cana, a region on the eastern part of the country, has many beautiful beaches, resorts, and golf courses. The main language spoken in the country is Spanish but with various regional dialects also in use, such as Dominican Spanish. The Dominican Republic has a diverse culture with a rich history. Dominicans place high value on social etiquette and their public image as a way to project their confidence and place in society. The people are friendly, polite and highly respectful to visitors, while going out of their way to cater to the needs of non-locals.

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Average Monthly Earnings

Employment-to-Population Ratio

Unemployment Rate

Employment by Sector

Agriculture 11.4%
Industry 17.7%
Services 71.0%

Employment Distribution by Education

Age 15+

Less than Basic 20.5%
Basic 35.5%
Intermediate 31.3%
Advanced 2.3%
Level Not Stated 10.4%

Age 15-24

Less than Basic 9.1%
Basic 39.1%
Intermediate 48.7%
Advanced .6%
Level Not Stated 2.5%

Age 15-64

Less than Basic 18.7%
Basic 36.1%
Intermediate 32.6%
Advanced 2.2%
Level Not Stated 10.4%

Age 25+

Less than Basic 6.5%
Basic 13.3%
Intermediate 28.6%
Advanced 51.6%
Level Not Stated 0%

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