Cost of living in Cuba

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 12 CUC
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 3.98 CUC
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 2.73 CUC
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.89 CUC
12 eggs, large 1.78 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.14 CUC
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 2.90 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 5.61 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.75 CUC
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.61 CUC
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 10 CUC
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1.99 CUC
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.83 CUC
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,177 CUC
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 786 CUC
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 197 CUC
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 964 CUC
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 486 CUC
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 73 CUC
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 107 CUC
40” flat screen TV 613 CUC
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 168 CUC
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 14 CUC
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5.00 CUC
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 99 CUC
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 61 CUC
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 88 CUC
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 99 CUC
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 54,396 CUC
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.09 CUC
Monthly ticket public transport -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 5.89 CUC
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4.79 CUC
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 25 CUC
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 2.99 CUC
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3.59 CUC
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.09 CUC
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.74 CUC
Tube of toothpaste 1.35 CUC
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 15 CUC
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 26 CUC
2 tickets to the movies -
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 40 CUC
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 4.38 CUC
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2.54 CUC
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.18 CUC
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 267 CUC
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.63 CUC
1 month of gym membership in business district 56 CUC
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 3.51 CUC

Map of Cost of Living in Cuba

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This map shows only the top cities in Cuba. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Recent Prices Added

  • 330 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Havana costs 2.27 CUC (9 days ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Havana costs 25 CUC (9 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Havana costs 1.00 CUC (9 days ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Havana costs 50,000 CUC (9 days ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Havana costs 35 CUC (9 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Havana costs 12 CUC (9 days ago)
  • 33 cl domestic beer in the supermarket in Havana costs 1.52 CUC (9 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Havana costs 2.00 CUC (9 days ago)
  • 1 kg of boneless chicken breast in Havana costs 2.50 CUC (9 days ago)