Bhutan vs Cuba - Cost of Living Comparison

Bhutan Cuba
🚶 Cost of living one person
$498
$1078
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1095
$2500
🏠 One person rent
$217
$549
🏘️ Family rent
$324
$853
🍽️ Food expenses
$199
$396
🚐 Transport expenses
$18.7
$51.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$407
$590
💸 GDP per capita
$3001
$9478
😃 Human freedom index
6.86
5.2
❤️ Life expectancy
72.1
78.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
68
46
🌐 English speaking %
75%
6%
🎓 Higher education
1
61
😀 Quality of life
35
49
🏙️ Population
808K
11.2M

The average cost of living in Bhutan ($498) is 54% less expensive than in Cuba ($1078). Bhutan ranked 181st 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 0.8 months in Bhutan compared to 0.5 months in Cuba. Ranked 140th and 93rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bhutan vs Cuba

We calculate prices for Bhutan and Cuba as a population-weighted mean of 2 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.

Bhutan Cuba
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$9.86
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$19.3
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.61
$7.65
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.01
$2.91
 Cappuccino
$1.58
$1.65
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$2.15
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$593
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$141
$413
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$316
$1245
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$231
$614
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.9
$22.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.2
$34.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$24
$77.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.89%
5.64%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2047
$447
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$126
$229
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.25
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.4
$25
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.34
$9.26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.96
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$2.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$1.08
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$1.41
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.77
$2.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.57
$6.16
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$7.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.77
$9.11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$6.38
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$0.86
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$1.13
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$2.2
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$2.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$2.36
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$0.87
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.07
$2.94
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.12
$8.57
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.95
$2.13
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7
$3.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.73
$10.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.6
$9.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$3.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.67
$3.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$50.2
$15.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.43
$1.74
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$38
$48.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.53
$10.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$29.3
$50.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$51.8
$82.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$45
$69.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$812
$15007

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In Bhutan

City Cost of living Population
Thimphu
$499
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In Cuba

City Cost of living Population
Havana
$863
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$1238
445K
Holguin
$895
350K
Camaguey
$1215
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Santa Clara
$1170
247K
Bayamo
$1174
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Guantanamo
$1261
228K
Las Tunas
$1322
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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
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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