Cost of living in Havana, Cuba

Summary of cost of living in Havana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 2,875 CUC
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 965 CUC

List of prices in Havana
Current as of Nov 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 24 CUC
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 8 CUC
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4.21 CUC
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.37 CUC
12 eggs, large 3.32 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.51 CUC
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 5.42 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.33 CUC
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.21 CUC
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 15 CUC
2 liters of coca-cola 4.35 CUC
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.83 CUC
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 438 CUC
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 288 CUC
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 68 CUC
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 279 CUC
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 170 CUC
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 65 CUC
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 63 CUC
40” flat screen tv 627 CUC
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 146 CUC
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 9 CUC
Hourly rate for cleaning help 9 CUC
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 46 CUC
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 33 CUC
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 106 CUC
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 77 CUC
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 44,172 CUC
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.17 CUC
Monthly ticket public transport 25 CUC
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 23 CUC
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 3.08 CUC
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 3.79 CUC
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 27 CUC
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 6 CUC
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3.25 CUC
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 7 CUC
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.83 CUC
Tube of toothpaste 4.37 CUC
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 7 CUC
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 25 CUC
2 tickets to the movies 12 CUC
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 52 CUC
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 44 CUC
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5.29 CUC
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2.45 CUC
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.70 CUC
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 572 CUC
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.34 CUC
1 month of gym membership in business district 31 CUC
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 4.32 CUC
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 807 prices entered by 62 different people.
Latest price update: November 28, 2021

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