Cuba vs New Zealand - Cost of Living Comparison

Cuba New Zealand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1078
$1669
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2500
$3920
🏠 One person rent
$549
$929
🏘️ Family rent
$853
$1653
🍽️ Food expenses
$396
$482
🚐 Transport expenses
$51.5
$145
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$590
$2904
💸 GDP per capita
$9478
$41441
😃 Human freedom index
5.2
9.01
❤️ Life expectancy
78.9
82.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
46
88
🌐 English speaking %
6%
97.8%
🎓 Higher education
61
91
😀 Quality of life
49
79
🏙️ Population
11.2M
5.11M

The average cost of living in Cuba ($1078) is 35% less expensive than in New Zealand ($1669). Cuba ranked 51st vs 19th 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 0.5 months in Cuba compared to 1.7 months in New Zealand. Ranked 93rd and 16th 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
$9.86
$13.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37
$61.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.65
$8.49
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.91
$5.9
 Cappuccino
$1.65
$3.2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.15
$2.2
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$593
$930
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$413
$760
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1245
$1672
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$614
$1423
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$22.6
$84.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.7
$129
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$77.8
$51.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.64%
4.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$447
$5251
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$229
$3956
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.38
$2.21
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25
$95.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.26
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.18
$1.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.98
$1.72
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.08
$1.82
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.89
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.24
$4.36
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.16
$8.63
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$8.71
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.11
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.38
$2.58
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.96
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$2.88
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.2
$3.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.03
$1.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.36
$1.82
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
$0.7
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.94
$2.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.57
$10.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.13
$2.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.8
$22
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.3
$9.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$9.03
$3.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.55
$2.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.69
$2.68
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$15.5
$40.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.74
$11.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$48.5
$35.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.5
$15.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$68.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82.9
$94.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$69.5
$721
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15007
$10668

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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
$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 New Zealand

City Cost of living Population
Auckland
$2043
1.47M
Wellington
$1893
419K
Manukau
$1320
376K
Christchurch
$1643
383K
Waitakere
$1361
208K
Hamilton
$1461
177K
Tauranga
$1561
135K
Lower Hutt
$1455
103K
Palmerston North
$1242
81.5K
Napier
$1209
66.3K
Dunedin
$1223
106K
New Plymouth
$1342
57.6K
Invercargill
$1191
50.2K
Hibiscus Coast
$1386
59.8K
Nelson
$1468
49.3K
Hastings
$1011
49K
Rotorua
$1276
58.5K
Porirua
$920
59.6K
Whangarei
$1401
54.4K
Upper Hutt
$1378
44.3K
Gisborne
$1544
37K
Whanganui
$1504
42.2K
Paraparaumu
$1388
30.1K
Timaru
$1867
28.7K
Pukekohe
$1234
26.5K
Blenheim
$1384
28.2K
Taupo
$1410
25.4K
Queenstown
$1793
16K
Masterton
$1248
21.4K
Wanaka
$1135
8.9K