Cost of living in Havana, Cuba

Summary of cost of living in Havana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 4,351 CUC
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,576 CUC
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Havana
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 39 CUC
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 19 CUC
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 9 CUC
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.34 CUC
12 eggs, large 8 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.27 CUC
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 5.72 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.77 CUC
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4.17 CUC
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 18 CUC
2 liters of coca-cola 4.40 CUC
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.38 CUC
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 733 CUC
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 649 CUC
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 56 CUC
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 448 CUC
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 687 CUC
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 41 CUC
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 88 CUC
40” flat screen tv 545 CUC
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 218 CUC
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 15 CUC
Hourly rate for cleaning help 9 CUC
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 65 CUC
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 45 CUC
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 153 CUC
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 99 CUC
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 45,266 CUC
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.63 CUC
Monthly ticket public transport 49 CUC
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 32 CUC
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 13 CUC
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 23 CUC
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 49 CUC
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 13 CUC
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4.87 CUC
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 14 CUC
4 rolls of toilet paper 8 CUC
Tube of toothpaste 5.67 CUC
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 13 CUC
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 30 CUC
2 tickets to the movies 11 CUC
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 65 CUC
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 60 CUC
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 17 CUC
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4.39 CUC
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 7 CUC
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 456 CUC
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.43 CUC
1 month of gym membership in business district 67 CUC
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 5.77 CUC
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 561 prices entered by 43 different people.
Latest price update: August 09, 2022

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