Cost of living in Havana, Cuba

Summary of cost of living in Havana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 2,738 CUC
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 970 CUC
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Havana, Cuba. Current as of Mar 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 23 CUC
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 7 CUC
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3.36 CUC
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.37 CUC
12 eggs, large 1.21 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1.52 CUC
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 3.43 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.63 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.39 CUC
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.34 CUC
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 10 CUC
2 liters of coca-cola 2.66 CUC
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.75 CUC
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 549 CUC
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 264 CUC
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 30 CUC
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 291 CUC
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 423 CUC
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 24 CUC
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 109 CUC
40” flat screen tv 804 CUC
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 200 CUC
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 6 CUC
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5.07 CUC
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 38 CUC
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 20 CUC
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 73 CUC
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 68 CUC
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 55,358 CUC
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.12 CUC
Monthly ticket public transport 26 CUC
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 19 CUC
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2.09 CUC
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 5.77 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.) 2.07 CUC
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 3.58 CUC
4 rolls of toilet paper 1.37 CUC
Tube of toothpaste 1.43 CUC
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 4.00 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) 56 CUC
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 30 CUC
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 4.29 CUC
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2.47 CUC
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1.94 CUC
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 390 CUC
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.40 CUC
1 month of gym membership in business district 20 CUC
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 3.23 CUC
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 1,223 prices entered by 64 different people.
Latest price update: March 31, 2020

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