Cost of living in Havana, Cuba

List of prices in Havana, Cuba. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 10 CUC
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 4.31 CUC
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3.39 CUC
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.25 CUC
12 eggs, large 1.14 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1.72 CUC
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 3.67 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4.99 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.89 CUC
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.77 CUC
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 9 CUC
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.03 CUC
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.84 CUC
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,804 CUC
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 613 CUC
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 100 CUC
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 801 CUC
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 473 CUC
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 58 CUC
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 95 CUC
40” flat screen TV 1,008 CUC
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 198 CUC
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 11 CUC
Hourly rate for cleaning help 14 CUC
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 62 CUC
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 57 CUC
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 78 CUC
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 73 CUC
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 88,095 CUC
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.12 CUC
Monthly ticket public transport 32 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) 2.72 CUC
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 7 CUC
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 23 CUC
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 3.75 CUC
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2.93 CUC
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4.10 CUC
4 rolls of toilet paper 1.68 CUC
Tube of toothpaste 1.59 CUC
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 5.00 CUC
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 19 CUC
2 tickets to the movies 16 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 34 CUC
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 3.99 CUC
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2.27 CUC
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.02 CUC
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 367 CUC
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.48 CUC
1 month of gym membership in business district 60 CUC
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 2.97 CUC
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 276 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: December 10, 2018.

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