Cost of living in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Summary of cost of living in Santiago de Cuba

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 4,045 CUC
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,507 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 Santiago de Cuba
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 42 CUC
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 33 CUC
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 13 CUC
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 5.24 CUC
12 eggs, large 6 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.64 CUC
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 8 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4.97 CUC
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.66 CUC
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4.35 CUC
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 10 CUC
2 liters of coca-cola 2.81 CUC
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.76 CUC
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 832 CUC
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 446 CUC
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 59 CUC
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,559 CUC
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 599 CUC
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 45 CUC
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 61 CUC
40” flat screen tv 421 CUC
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 133 CUC
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 7 CUC
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7 CUC
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 48 CUC
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 25 CUC
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 76 CUC
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 50 CUC
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 75,270 CUC
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.13 CUC
Monthly ticket public transport 10 CUC
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 8 CUC
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 20 CUC
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 6 CUC
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2.82 CUC
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.03 CUC
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.31 CUC
Tube of toothpaste 2.87 CUC
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 17 CUC
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 14 CUC
2 tickets to the movies 7 CUC
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 20 CUC
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 3.70 CUC
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2.51 CUC
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.25 CUC
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 120 CUC
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.61 CUC
1 month of gym membership in business district 21 CUC
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 2.22 CUC
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 33 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: November 27, 2022

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