Colombia vs Cuba - Cost of Living Comparison

Colombia Cuba
🚶 Cost of living one person
$548
$1078
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1340
$2500
🏠 One person rent
$239
$549
🏘️ Family rent
$409
$853
🍽️ Food expenses
$177
$396
🚐 Transport expenses
$78
$51.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$312
$590
💸 GDP per capita
$5335
$9478
😃 Human freedom index
7.01
5.2
❤️ Life expectancy
77.5
78.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
39
46
🌐 English speaking %
4.2%
6%
🎓 Higher education
78
61
😀 Quality of life
50
49
🏙️ Population
49.1M
11.2M

The average cost of living in Colombia ($548) is 49% less expensive than in Cuba ($1078). Colombia ranked 158th 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 0.6 months in Colombia compared to 0.5 months in Cuba. Ranked 91st and 93rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Colombia vs Cuba

We calculate prices for Colombia and Cuba as a population-weighted mean of 50 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.

Colombia Cuba
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$9.86
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.1
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.78
$7.65
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.05
$2.91
 Cappuccino
$1.45
$1.65
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.61
$2.15
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$242
$593
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$167
$413
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$441
$1245
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$304
$614
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.2
$22.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$34.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.2
$77.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.56%
5.64%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1510
$447
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$896
$229
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.57
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.9
$25
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.1
$9.26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.6
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$2.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.74
$1.08
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.41
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.65
$2.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.68
$6.16
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
$7.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.85
$9.11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$6.38
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$0.86
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.13
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$2.2
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$2.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$2.36
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.87
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.13
$2.94
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.2
$8.57
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$2.13
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.73
$3.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.21
$10.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.47
$9.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.51
$3.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.19
$3.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.6
$15.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.11
$1.74
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.1
$48.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.26
$10.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$40.9
$50.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$60.1
$82.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$155
$69.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3736
$15007

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Cities Comparison in Colombia vs Cuba

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Colombia

City Cost of living Population
Bogota
$679
7.74M
Medellin
$648
2.53M
Cali
$555
2.47M
Barranquilla
$577
1.27M
Cartagena
$799
1.04M
Valledupar
$471
544K
Villavicencio
$411
664K
Soacha
$466
660K
Cucuta
$384
750K
Pereira
$414
591K
Monteria
$486
505K
Bucaramanga
$480
581K
Soledad
$440
456K
Buenaventura
$433
424K
Santa Marta
$537
516K
Ibague
$363
541K
Manizales
$474
434K
Palmira
$391
349K
Armenia
$421
301K
Neiva
$390
353K
Pasto
$405
393K
Popayan
$400
301K
Envigado
$500
229K
Floridablanca
$404
267K
Bello
$402
372K
Sincelejo
$421
287K
Tulua
$393
219K
Duitama
$444
127K
Cartago
$392
211K
Tumaco
$432
213K

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