Cost of living in Havana, Cuba

Summary of cost of living in Havana

Family of four estimated monthly costs: 2,774 CUC
Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,111 CUC
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List of prices in Havana, Cuba. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 18 CUC
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 7 CUC
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3.50 CUC
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.34 CUC
12 eggs, large 1.02 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1.48 CUC
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 2.88 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.32 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.88 CUC
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.41 CUC
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 10 CUC
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.85 CUC
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.73 CUC
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 588 CUC
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 552 CUC
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 58 CUC
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 423 CUC
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 422 CUC
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 47 CUC
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 78 CUC
40” flat screen TV 742 CUC
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 157 CUC
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 5.65 CUC
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4.88 CUC
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 44 CUC
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 23 CUC
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 85 CUC
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 63 CUC
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 56,078 CUC
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.13 CUC
Monthly ticket public transport 27 CUC
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 12 CUC
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2.12 CUC
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 6 CUC
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 26 CUC
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 3.56 CUC
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2.23 CUC
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 3.69 CUC
4 rolls of toilet paper 1.43 CUC
Tube of toothpaste 1.29 CUC
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 5.46 CUC
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 14 CUC
2 tickets to the movies 15 CUC
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 43 CUC
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 22 CUC
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 4.15 CUC
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1.90 CUC
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1.80 CUC
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 360 CUC
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.34 CUC
1 month of gym membership in business district 44 CUC
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 3.90 CUC
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 927 prices entered by 41 different people.
Latest price update: December 12, 2019

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