China vs Cuba - Cost of Living Comparison

China Cuba
🚶 Cost of living one person
$758
$1078
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1960
$2500
🏠 One person rent
$342
$549
🏘️ Family rent
$568
$853
🍽️ Food expenses
$254
$396
🚐 Transport expenses
$75.2
$51.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$882
$590
💸 GDP per capita
$10435
$9478
😃 Human freedom index
5.57
5.2
❤️ Life expectancy
77.1
78.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
45
46
🌐 English speaking %
0.7%
6%
🎓 Higher education
89
61
😀 Quality of life
50
49
🏙️ Population
1.44B
11.2M

The average cost of living in China ($758) is 30% less expensive than in Cuba ($1078). China ranked 108th 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 1.2 months in China compared to 0.5 months in Cuba. Ranked 90th and 93rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in China vs Cuba

We calculate prices for China and Cuba as a population-weighted mean of 544 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.

China Cuba
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.19
$9.86
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.3
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.13
$7.65
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$2.91
 Cappuccino
$3.7
$1.65
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.52
$2.15
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$386
$593
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$266
$413
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$690
$1245
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$448
$614
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.9
$22.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$56.8
$34.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$14.6
$77.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.42%
5.64%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4854
$447
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3020
$229
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.4
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$20.6
$25
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.83
$9.26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.19
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.89
$2.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.54
$1.08
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$1.41
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.86
$2.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
$6.16
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$7.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$9.11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$6.38
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$0.86
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.67
$1.13
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.2
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$2.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$2.36
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.46
$0.87
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.31
$2.94
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$8.57
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$2.13
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.24
$3.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.31
$10.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.59
$9.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$3.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.67
$3.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.7
$15.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.4
$1.74
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$36.5
$48.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.79
$10.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$59.2
$50.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.4
$82.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$397
$69.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14282
$15007

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Cities Comparison in China vs Cuba

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In China

City Cost of living Population
Shanghai
$1413
24.9M
Beijing
$1281
21.9M
Shenzhen
$1134
17.5M
Guangzhou
$995
18.7M
Hong Kong
$2822
7.5M
Chengdu
$752
20.9M
Hangzhou
$882
11.9M
Xi'an
$583
13M
Wuhan
$639
12.3M
Nantong
$1047
7.73M
Suzhou
$921
12.7M
Tianjin
$778
13.9M
Changchun
$634
9.07M
Ningbo
$809
9.4M
Nanjing
$817
9.31M
Shijiazhuang
$576
10.6M
Foshan
$641
9.5M
Qingdao
$663
10.1M
Nanyang
$755
9.71M
Wenzhou
$968
9.57M
Dongguan
$787
10.5M
Handan
$796
9.41M
Weifang
$773
9.39M
Jieyang
$747
6.09M
Shantou
$1051
5.5M
Hefei
$676
9.37M
Zhoukou
$791
9.03M
Ganzhou
$792
8.97M
Quanzhou
$757
8.78M
Heze
$1436
8.8M

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