Cuba vs Iraq - Cost of Living Comparison

Cuba Iraq
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1078
$688
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2500
$1595
🏠 One person rent
$549
$313
🏘️ Family rent
$853
$534
🍽️ Food expenses
$396
$215
🚐 Transport expenses
$51.5
$105
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$590
$621
💸 GDP per capita
$9478
$4146
😃 Human freedom index
5.2
5.02
❤️ Life expectancy
78.9
70.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
46
23
🌐 English speaking %
6%
35%
🎓 Higher education
61
49
😀 Quality of life
49
41
🏙️ Population
11.2M
38.3M

The average cost of living in Cuba ($1078) is 57% more expensive than in Iraq ($688). Cuba ranked 51st vs 122nd for Iraq 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 0.9 months in Iraq. Ranked 93rd and 122nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Cuba vs Iraq

We calculate prices for Cuba and Iraq as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 29 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 Iraq
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.86
$5.03
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37
$20
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.65
$6.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.91
$2.41
 Cappuccino
$1.65
$2.31
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.15
$0.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$593
$303
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$413
$194
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1245
$602
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$614
$360
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$22.6
$54.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.7
$83.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$77.8
$42.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.64%
9.74%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$447
$1406
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$229
$652
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.38
$0.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25
$28.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.26
$16.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.18
$0.4
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.98
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.08
$0.85
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.24
$1.78
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.16
$4.39
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$4.05
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.11
$9.97
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.38
$0.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.03
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$0.98
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.2
$0.67
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.03
$0.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.36
$0.56
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.94
$0.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.57
$11.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.13
$1.54
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.8
$1.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.3
$3.19
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$9.03
$2.75
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.55
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.69
$2.01
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$15.5
$31.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.74
$7.01
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$48.5
$15.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.5
$5.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$27.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82.9
$44.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$69.5
$113
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15007
$1526

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Cities Comparison in Cuba vs Iraq

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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 Iraq

City Cost of living Population
Baghdad
$801
6.96M
Mosul
$452
1.69M
Kirkuk
$568
975K
Basra
$823
1.33M
Erbil
$797
846K
Ramadi
$658
875K
Sulaymaniyah
$701
878K
Najaf
$556
725K
Karbala
$600
690K
Nasiriyah
$638
542K
Amarah
$638
512K
Ctesiphon
$637
500K
Baqubah
$633
468K
Hillah
$597
541K
Kut
$649
378K
Az Zubayr
$601
370K
Al Diwaniyah
$536
392K
Duhok
$622
331K
Fallujah
$621
326K
Zakho
$630
219K
Samawah
$612
215K
Abu Ghraib
$859
189K
Kufa
$604
166K
Samarra
$601
140K
Umm Qasr
$588
108K
Tikrit
$584
106K
Al-Faw
$588
105K
Al-Karmah
$598
95K
Sinjar
$614
88K