Australia vs Cuba - Cost of Living Comparison

Australia Cuba
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1947
$1078
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4459
$2500
🏠 One person rent
$1094
$549
🏘️ Family rent
$1701
$853
🍽️ Food expenses
$495
$396
🚐 Transport expenses
$226
$51.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4211
$590
💸 GDP per capita
$51680
$9478
😃 Human freedom index
8.84
5.2
❤️ Life expectancy
83.2
78.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
46
🌐 English speaking %
92.8%
6%
🎓 Higher education
98
61
😀 Quality of life
92
49
🏙️ Population
24.5M
11.2M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1947) is 81% more expensive than in Cuba ($1078). Australia ranked 10th vs 51st for Cuba in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Australia compared to 0.5 months in Cuba. Ranked 2nd and 93rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Cuba

We calculate prices for Australia and Cuba as a population-weighted mean of 64 and 25 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Australia Cuba
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.6
$9.86
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.4
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$7.65
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.18
$2.91
 Cappuccino
$3.36
$1.65
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.46
$2.15
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1161
$593
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$900
$413
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1991
$1245
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1389
$614
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.4
$22.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$141
$34.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.6
$77.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.17%
5.64%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7083
$447
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4653
$229
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.2
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$103
$25
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$9.26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
$2.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.96
$1.08
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$1.41
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.73
$2.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.34
$6.16
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$7.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
$9.11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$6.38
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
$0.86
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.13
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$2.2
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$2.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$2.36
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$0.87
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.28
$2.94
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$8.57
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.02
$2.13
🚬 Cigarette pack
$26.2
$3.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.75
$10.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.41
$9.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.33
$3.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$3.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.3
$15.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.4
$1.74
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.1
$48.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$10.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$72
$50.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$82.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1480
$69.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13190
$15007

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Cities Comparison in Australia vs Cuba

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Australia

City Cost of living Population
Sydney
$2294
4.84M
Melbourne
$1968
4.53M
Brisbane
$2056
2.36M
Perth
$1873
2.14M
Adelaide
$1654
1.3M
Gold Coast
$1776
638K
Canberra
$1792
381K
Sunshine Coast
$1808
353K
Newcastle
$1798
153K
Hobart
$1648
222K
Darwin
$1610
137K
Geelong
$1708
191K
Wollongong
$1554
262K
Townsville
$1224
179K
Launceston
$1477
106K
Toowoomba
$1462
136K
Cairns
$1400
147K
Ipswich
$1612
163K
Bendigo
$1610
95.6K
Blacktown
$1581
51K
Ballarat
$1740
98.5K
Rockhampton
$1390
78.6K
Orange
$1661
41.2K
Melton
$1633
72.2K
Bunbury
$1466
71.1K
Wagga Wagga
$1386
67.4K
Gladstone
$1603
45.1K
Tarneit
$1570
56.4K
Hervey Bay
$1658
54.7K
Pakenham
$1631
54.1K

In Cuba

City Cost of living Population
Havana
$863
2.14M
Santiago de Cuba
$1238
445K
Holguin
$895
350K
Camaguey
$1215
322K
Santa Clara
$1170
247K
Bayamo
$1174
235K
Guantanamo
$1261
228K
Las Tunas
$1322
202K
Pinar del Rio
$1178
189K
Cienfuegos
$1136
165K
Manzanillo
$1829
151K
Matanzas
$878
145K
Ciego de Avila
$1195
143K
Sancti Spiritus
$1250
139K
Palma Soriano
$1107
125K
Cardenas
$1193
86.7K
Moa
$1723
73.1K
Placetas
$1166
71.2K
Florida
$1204
71.7K
Colon
$1193
71.6K
Guines
$1198
66.9K
Yara
$1195
59.4K
Moron
$1189
59.4K
Artemisa
$1170
59.1K
Sagua La Grande
$1171
56.1K