Cost of Living in Havana

Summary about cost of living in Havana, Cuba:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.70 R$ 25.58-76.74
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 204.65 R$ 102.33-511.63
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.81 R$ 25.58-40.93
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.23 R$ 5.12-19.19
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.79 R$ 10.23-17.91
Cappuccino (regular) 7.97 R$ 2.56-25.58
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 9.24 R$ 5.12-20.47
Water (12 oz small bottle) 6.03 R$ 3.58-15.60
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 52.27 R$ 38.73-77.47
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.60 R$ 1.16-9.28
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.62 R$ 0.93-4.64
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.78 R$ 1.64-6.14
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.22 R$ 5.57-37.13
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 13.31 R$ 4.18-27.85
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 27.37 R$ 10.23-46.41
Apples (1 lb) 14.05 R$ 2.90-42.93
Banana (1 lb) 2.01 R$ 1.16-19.73
Oranges (1 lb) 2.03 R$ 1.02-20.31
Tomato (1 lb) 5.26 R$ 1.86-10.44
Potato (1 lb) 3.83 R$ 2.32-11.60
Onion (1 lb) 4.41 R$ 2.32-6.96
Lettuce (1 head) 3.58 R$ 2.56-5.12
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.32 R$ 3.58-7.67
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 43.49 R$ 10.23-76.74
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.47 R$ 5.12-10.23
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.56 R$ 5.12-10.23
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.35 R$ 5.12-15.35
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.51 R$ 0.26-1.02
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 61.40 R$ 15.35-153.49
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.12 R$ 2.56-51.16
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.12 R$ 2.68-8.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 63.95 R$ 51.16-102.33
Gasoline (1 gallon) 22.75 R$ 19.37-25.58
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 422,094.42 R$ 221,883.52-511,629.60
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 340,233.68 R$ 153,488.88-460,466.64
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 141.44 R$ 51.16-255.81
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.72 R$ 0.77-1.79
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 835.66 R$ 409.30-1,279.07
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 69.44 R$ 25.58-102.33
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 85.27 R$ 51.16-51.16
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.40 R$ 4.09-51.16
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 134.30 R$ 102.33-1,023.26
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 73,546.76 R$ 51,162.96-99,767.77
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 291.63 R$ 102.33-440.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 286.44 R$ 153.49-470.17
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 412.96 R$ 306.98-460.47
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 327.44 R$ 153.49-501.40
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,411.97 R$ 767.44-6,139.56
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,301.00 R$ 358.14-3,069.78
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,541.55 R$ 1,790.70-15,348.89
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,521.60 R$ 511.63-7,674.44
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 122.76 R$ 71.30-475.32
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 100.84 R$ 47.53-190.13
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 190.76 R$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.10 4.20-8.00

Prices in Havana

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Last update: April 2021
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8 Comments so far
katrina on Dec 04, 2020:
interesting. But in Cost of Living there is no reason to list a pack of cigarettes. That is nothing to do with living, only getting cancer and making your neighbors sick too. Should be removed.
Anonymous on Oct 27, 2020:
I see a few more posts in comments below and I am not surprised what I see. It goes to show how people there think so selfishly and as an individual who is not paying attention to the time it takes to recover for their entire community when word of mouth continuously devastated the Cuban economy. I feel that the Cuban Government should quickly implement basic math and common sense business classes as soon as possible.
Anonymous on Sep 01, 2020:
The prices listed above don't reflect the reality and the complexity of Havana. The rent data is only for Cubans. For tourists or foreigners who live in Havana, apaartment rental prices are ten fold. In addition, the prices for basic necessities only reflect the prices for the rations for Cubans that the government is giving. The datas are invalid for foreigners.
David on Aug 30, 2020:
This isn't accurate. Havana is one of the most expensive cities in the world. The prices mentioned for renting an appartment looks like for a day. The real price is 10 fold of that. To buy a car it is around 90,000 cuc/usd.
Anonymous on Aug 30, 2020:
This isn't accurate. The rent data is totally inaccurate. For one bedroom you have to pay from 50-120 for a day which means 1500 - 3600 usd a month. A new car is around 100,000 usd, which is the most expensive in the world. Havana, Cuba is one of the most expensive.
Emil Moen Hume on Mar 24, 2019:
This isn't accurate. A new car is easly 100000 CUC. Cinema is only 1 cuban peso per person. Fitness club or gym is around 20 cuc. Cuba is expensive but the positive side with that country is the safety.
mohan singh on Sep 23, 2018:
Georgetown. , Guyana a pair shoe .of Good quality 50S. Levi jeans 8000 guy dollars. . But cheaper Chinese clothing is available . This is the Good cubans are taking to Cuba. Health care is expensive.
Anonymous on Dec 26, 2017:
1 CUC = 1 USD, not Euro
1 domestic beer was 1-1.5 CUC
Casa partuclars (airbnb) can range from 30-120+ per night
Taxi costs need to be negotiated before travelling as they will charge what they want and make tourists pay extra
Avg restaurant meal for 2 will run about 20 CUC
1 of the 3 "nice restaurants" will run about 45-55 for 2 for a large meal with drinks and main/apps/dessert.