Chile vs Cuba - Cost of Living Comparison

Chile Cuba
🚶 Cost of living one person
$840
$1078
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2011
$2500
🏠 One person rent
$396
$549
🏘️ Family rent
$669
$853
🍽️ Food expenses
$277
$396
🚐 Transport expenses
$92.2
$51.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$629
$590
💸 GDP per capita
$13232
$9478
😃 Human freedom index
8.44
5.2
❤️ Life expectancy
80.3
78.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
67
46
🌐 English speaking %
9.5%
6%
🎓 Higher education
85
61
😀 Quality of life
65
49
🏙️ Population
19.5M
11.2M

The average cost of living in Chile ($840) is 22% less expensive than in Cuba ($1078). Chile ranked 93rd 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 0.7 months in Chile compared to 0.5 months in Cuba. Ranked 45th and 93rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Chile vs Cuba

We calculate prices for Chile and Cuba as a population-weighted mean of 46 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.

Chile Cuba
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.81
$9.86
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$33.2
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.03
$7.65
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.93
$2.91
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$1.65
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.17
$2.15
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$394
$593
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$297
$413
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$688
$1245
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$526
$614
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.6
$22.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89
$34.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$21.7
$77.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
5.64%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1981
$447
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1806
$229
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.76
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$41.1
$25
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.9
$9.26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.14
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.98
$2.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.89
$1.08
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
$1.41
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.53
$2.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.09
$6.16
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.89
$7.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.3
$9.11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$6.38
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$0.86
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.13
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$2.2
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$2.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$2.36
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.68
$0.87
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.88
$2.94
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.47
$8.57
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$2.13
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.65
$3.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.87
$10.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.79
$9.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.98
$3.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2
$3.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.2
$15.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.3
$1.74
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$36.8
$48.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.56
$10.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.8
$50.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$55.6
$82.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$318
$69.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5048
$15007

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Cities Comparison in Chile vs Cuba

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Chile

City Cost of living Population
Santiago
$960
6.26M
Antofagasta
$1034
349K
Puente Alto
$732
574K
Temuco
$697
282K
Los Angeles
$847
143K
San Bernardo
$719
301K
Vina del Mar
$737
333K
Coquimbo
$718
204K
Copiapo
$754
151K
Rancagua
$673
231K
Valparaiso
$631
297K
Iquique
$843
188K
La Serena
$730
195K
Osorno
$643
147K
Calama
$693
158K
Talcahuano
$694
148K
Quilpue
$707
148K
Punta Arenas
$832
123K
Puerto Montt
$660
170K
Concepcion
$674
218K
Villa Alemana
$654
125K
Chillan
$703
164K
Talca
$679
206K
Valdivia
$719
150K
Coronel
$669
116K
Curico
$663
162K
San Antonio
$700
86.2K
Arica
$633
202K
Ovalle
$584
75.9K
Linares
$718
73.6K

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