Cuba vs East Timor - Cost of Living Comparison

Cuba East Timor
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1078
$503
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2500
$1206
🏠 One person rent
$549
$229
🏘️ Family rent
$853
$405
🍽️ Food expenses
$396
$192
🚐 Transport expenses
$51.5
$28.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$590
$312
💸 GDP per capita
$9478
$1443
😃 Human freedom index
5.2
7.22
❤️ Life expectancy
78.9
69.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
46
41
🌐 English speaking %
6%
9%
🎓 Higher education
61
10
😀 Quality of life
49
31
🏙️ Population
11.2M
1.3M

The average cost of living in Cuba ($1078) is 114% more expensive than in East Timor ($503). Cuba ranked 51st vs 177th for East Timor in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Cuba compared to 0.6 months in East Timor. Ranked 93rd and 157th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Cuba vs East Timor

We calculate prices for Cuba and East Timor as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 4 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.

Cuba East Timor
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.86
$3.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37
$18.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.65
$4.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.91
$1.63
 Cappuccino
$1.65
$1.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.15
$0.62
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$593
$217
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$413
$143
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1245
$438
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$614
$283
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$22.6
$36.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.7
$55.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$77.8
$35
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.64%
12.26%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$447
$920
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$229
$547
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.38
$0.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25
$17.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.26
$6.81
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.18
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.98
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.08
$0.67
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.24
$1.47
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.16
$5.67
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$4.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.11
$6.09
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.38
$1.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$1.29
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.2
$0.94
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.03
$0.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.36
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.94
$1.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.57
$6.79
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.13
$1.31
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.8
$2.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.3
$3.29
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$9.03
$2.77
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.55
$1.47
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.69
$1.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$15.5
$22.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.74
$3.86
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$48.5
$19.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.5
$4.07
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$29.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82.9
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$69.5
$94.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15007
$2742

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In East Timor

City Cost of living Population
Dili
$504
222K
Maliana
$494
15.8K
Baucau
$493
15K
Ainaro
$494
5.45K