Cuba vs New Zealand - Cost of Living Comparison

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Cuba New Zealand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1347
$1950
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2863
$4404
🏠 One person rent
$683
$1136
🏘️ Family rent
$816
$1908
🍽️ Food expenses
$480
$544
🚐 Transport expenses
$78.4
$147
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3237
$3185
💸 GDP per capita
$56496
$48419
😃 Human freedom index
5.2
8.88
❤️ Life expectancy
73.7
82.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
85
🌐 English speaking %
6%
97.8%
🎓 Higher education
58
91
😀 Quality of life
62
89
🏙️ Population
11.2M
5.12M

The average cost of living in Cuba ($1347) is 31% less expensive than in New Zealand ($1950). Cuba ranked 40th vs 15th for New Zealand in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.4 months in Cuba compared to 1.6 months in New Zealand. Ranked 55th and 17th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Cuba vs New Zealand

We calculate prices for Cuba and New Zealand as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 31 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 New Zealand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$11.2
$14
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$35.1
$71.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.58
$9.58
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.29
$6.53
 Cappuccino
$2.13
$3.47
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.77
$2.42
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$757
$1097
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$549
$971
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$925
$2025
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$649
$1653
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.2
$83.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.2
$128
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58
$53.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.51%
6.92%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$429
$7385
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$310
$6393
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.21
$2.23
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.8
$93.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.5
$19.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.3
$1.73
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.73
$1.91
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.39
$1.95
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.62
$2.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.4
$6.68
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.54
$8.93
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.1
$9.64
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.24
$2.86
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$2.43
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$3.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$5.83
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.44
$2.42
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.57
$2.12
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$0.81
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$5.53
$2.63
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$11
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.47
$3.43
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.64
$23.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$18.1
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$9.98
$4.43
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$5.67
$2.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.63
$2.68
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27
$39.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.98
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$58.5
$35
💇 Haircut, simple
$25.3
$17.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.9
$75.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.5
$108
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$90.9
$784
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14426
$11969

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Cities Comparison in Cuba vs New Zealand

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Cuba

City Cost of living Population
Havana
$1001
2.49M
Santiago de Cuba
$1527
445K
Holguin
$1176
350K
Camaguey
$1869
322K
Santa Clara
$1312
247K
Bayamo
$2153
235K
Guantanamo
$1671
228K
Las Tunas
$1727
202K
Pinar del Rio
$1137
189K
Cienfuegos
$1247
165K
Manzanillo
$2841
151K
Matanzas
$1182
145K
Ciego de Avila
$1654
143K
Sancti Spiritus
$1507
139K
Palma Soriano
$1536
125K
Cardenas
$1220
86.7K
Moa
$1872
73.1K
Florida
$1784
71.7K
Colon
$1209
71.6K
Placetas
$1371
71.2K
Guines
$1138
66.9K
Moron
$1626
59.4K
Artemisa
$1092
59.1K
Yara
$2555
59.4K
Sagua La Grande
$1269
56.1K

In New Zealand

City Cost of living Population
Auckland
$2279
1.47M
Christchurch
$1800
383K
Manukau
$1994
376K
Wellington
$2220
419K
Waitakere
$1960
208K
Hamilton
$1701
177K
Tauranga
$1754
151K
Lower Hutt
$1887
103K
Dunedin
$1398
106K
Palmerston North
$1365
81.5K
Napier
$1207
66.3K
New Plymouth
$1346
57.6K
Rotorua
$1200
58.5K
Hibiscus Coast
$1885
59.8K
Porirua
$1777
59.6K
Nelson
$1500
51.1K
Whangarei
$1388
54.4K
Invercargill
$1353
50.2K
Upper Hutt
$1744
44.3K
Gisborne
$1524
37K
Hastings
$1113
49K
Timaru
$1842
28.7K
Whanganui
$1454
42.2K
Paraparaumu
$1679
30.1K
Pukekohe
$1643
26.5K
Taupo
$1563
25.4K
Blenheim
$1579
28.2K
Queenstown
$1925
16K
Wanaka
$1664
8.9K
Masterton
$1230
21.4K