Cuba vs Nicaragua - Cost of Living Comparison

Cuba Nicaragua
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1078
$625
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2500
$1543
🏠 One person rent
$549
$264
🏘️ Family rent
$853
$472
🍽️ Food expenses
$396
$248
🚐 Transport expenses
$51.5
$48.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$590
$391
💸 GDP per capita
$9478
$1905
😃 Human freedom index
5.2
6.24
❤️ Life expectancy
78.9
74.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
46
20
🌐 English speaking %
6%
1%
🎓 Higher education
61
32
😀 Quality of life
49
37
🏙️ Population
11.2M
5.14M

The average cost of living in Cuba ($1078) is 72% more expensive than in Nicaragua ($625). Cuba ranked 51st vs 137th for Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua. Ranked 93rd and 133rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Cuba vs Nicaragua

We calculate prices for Cuba and Nicaragua as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 10 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 Nicaragua
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.86
$4.47
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37
$26.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.65
$5.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.91
$1.19
 Cappuccino
$1.65
$2.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.15
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$593
$203
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$413
$163
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1245
$436
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$614
$340
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$22.6
$35.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.7
$54.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$77.8
$57.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.64%
13.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$447
$1012
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$229
$616
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.38
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25
$16.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.26
$9.48
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.18
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.98
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.08
$1.16
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.24
$1.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.16
$3.12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$4.85
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.11
$7.08
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.38
$3.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.37
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$2.01
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.2
$1.39
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.03
$1.36
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.36
$1.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.94
$1.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.57
$9.55
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.13
$1.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.8
$2.85
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.3
$3.87
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$9.03
$3.89
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.55
$2.26
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.69
$1.47
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$15.5
$25.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.74
$4.67
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$48.5
$22.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.5
$6.33
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$43.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82.9
$65.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$69.5
$137
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15007
$4476

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Cities Comparison in Cuba vs Nicaragua

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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 Nicaragua

City Cost of living Population
Managua
$691
937K
Chinandega
$539
122K
Masaya
$619
140K
Matagalpa
$514
133K
Jinotega
$453
99.4K
Granada
$668
105K
Leon
$556
174K
Esteli
$509
112K
Juigalpa
$598
51.8K
San Juan del Sur
$839
14.7K