Cuba vs Russia - Cost of Living Comparison

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Cuba Russia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1250
$615
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2634
$1567
🏠 One person rent
$679
$289
🏘️ Family rent
$872
$546
🍽️ Food expenses
$407
$209
🚐 Transport expenses
$72.9
$49
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$513
$607
💸 GDP per capita
$9500
$15345
😃 Human freedom index
5.2
6.01
❤️ Life expectancy
73.7
69.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
45
28
🌐 English speaking %
6%
3.5%
🎓 Higher education
59
85
😀 Quality of life
44
44
🏙️ Population
11.2M
147M

The average cost of living in Cuba ($1250) is 103% more expensive than in Russia ($615). Cuba ranked 42nd vs 150th for Russia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Cuba compared to 1 months in Russia. Ranked 102nd and 104th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Cuba vs Russia

We calculate prices for Cuba and Russia as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 122 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 Russia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.75
$5.92
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$34
$25.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.68
$4.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.97
$1.79
 Cappuccino
$1.69
$1.79
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.26
$0.84
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$735
$327
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$529
$210
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1143
$664
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$646
$415
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$30.9
$50.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.9
$77.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$78
$5.93
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.5%
10.78%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$527
$2220
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$397
$1394
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$0.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.2
$19.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.8
$5.45
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$0.55
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.98
$0.83
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.2
$0.47
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.44
$0.92
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.9
$1.1
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.79
$8.17
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.64
$3.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$6.72
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.23
$1.16
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.44
$1.34
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$1.76
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$0.5
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
$0.49
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.01
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.37
$1.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.57
$5.88
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.23
$0.84
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.81
$2.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.88
$5.06
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$10.9
$2.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.52
$1.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.86
$1.39
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$13.9
$28.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.09
$3.89
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$53.8
$16.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$22.5
$5.84
👖 Brand Jeans
$45.4
$58.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.3
$77.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$86.6
$248
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15197
$5452

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Cuba

City Cost of living Population
Havana
$1033
2.49M
Santiago de Cuba
$1314
445K
Holguin
$876
350K
Camaguey
$1673
322K
Santa Clara
$1184
247K
Bayamo
$1840
235K
Guantanamo
$1585
228K
Las Tunas
$1684
202K
Pinar del Rio
$1021
189K
Cienfuegos
$1083
165K
Manzanillo
$2768
151K
Matanzas
$887
145K
Ciego de Avila
$1496
143K
Sancti Spiritus
$1392
139K
Palma Soriano
$1229
125K
Cardenas
$982
86.7K
Moa
$1825
73.1K
Florida
$1550
71.7K
Colon
$1014
71.6K
Placetas
$1237
71.2K
Guines
$1011
66.9K
Yara
$2369
59.4K
Artemisa
$1003
59.1K
Moron
$1472
59.4K
Sagua La Grande
$1113
56.1K

In Russia

City Cost of living Population
Moscow
$934
12.5M
Saint Petersburg
$747
5.38M
Yekaterinburg
$628
1.47M
Novosibirsk
$608
1.63M
Nizhny Novgorod
$589
1.25M
Kazan
$554
1.24M
Ufa
$494
1.12M
Rostov-on-Don
$602
1.14M
Chelyabinsk
$490
1.2M
Samara
$564
1.17M
Voronezh
$433
1.05M
Krasnoyarsk
$562
1.08M
Omsk
$507
1.17M
Krasnodar
$525
949K
Perm
$487
1.05M
Sevastopol
$584
522K
Tyumen
$592
745K
Saratov
$486
845K
Volgograd
$510
1M
Surgut
$635
396K
Balashikha
$646
468K
Vladivostok
$771
597K
Khabarovsk
$696
616K
Irkutsk
$538
624K
Kemerovo
$462
559K
Sochi
$687
412K
Izhevsk
$453
646K
Yaroslavl
$501
601K
Yakutsk
$712
312K
Naberezhnye Chelny
$400
534K