Cuba vs Russia - Cost of Living Comparison

Cuba Russia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1078
$868
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2500
$2161
🏠 One person rent
$549
$416
🏘️ Family rent
$853
$754
🍽️ Food expenses
$396
$299
🚐 Transport expenses
$51.5
$60.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$590
$805
💸 GDP per capita
$9478
$10127
😃 Human freedom index
5.2
6.23
❤️ Life expectancy
78.9
71.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
46
29
🌐 English speaking %
6%
11.8%
🎓 Higher education
61
85
😀 Quality of life
49
52
🏙️ Population
11.2M
147M

The average cost of living in Cuba ($1078) is 24% more expensive than in Russia ($868). Cuba ranked 51st vs 85th 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 0.5 months in Cuba compared to 0.9 months in Russia. Ranked 93rd and 81st 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
$9.86
$8.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37
$36.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.65
$5.62
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.91
$2.51
 Cappuccino
$1.65
$2.54
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.15
$1.1
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$593
$458
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$413
$306
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1245
$894
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$614
$572
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$22.6
$71.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.7
$109
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$77.8
$8.43
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.64%
10.66%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$447
$3247
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$229
$2070
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.38
$0.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25
$26.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.26
$5.54
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.18
$0.8
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.98
$1.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.08
$0.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.24
$1.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.16
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$5.21
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.11
$9.72
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.38
$1.81
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$1.92
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.2
$2.92
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.03
$0.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.36
$0.8
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.94
$1.87
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.57
$9.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.13
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.8
$2.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.3
$6.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$9.03
$3.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.55
$1.36
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.69
$1.71
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$15.5
$38.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.74
$5.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$48.5
$23.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.5
$8.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$84.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82.9
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$69.5
$367
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15007
$6764

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Cities Comparison in Cuba vs Russia

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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 Russia

City Cost of living Population
Moscow
$1337
12.7M
Saint Petersburg
$1164
5.38M
Yekaterinburg
$797
1.47M
Novosibirsk
$883
1.6M
Krasnoyarsk
$775
1.08M
Nizhny Novgorod
$864
1.26M
Kazan
$853
1.24M
Samara
$747
1.17M
Perm
$699
1.05M
Ufa
$709
1.12M
Voronezh
$667
1.05M
Rostov-on-Don
$806
1.13M
Tomsk
$583
573K
Chelyabinsk
$564
1.2M
Omsk
$621
1.18M
Tyumen
$779
745K
Krasnodar
$723
881K
Volgograd
$676
1.02M
Vladivostok
$998
607K
Saratov
$686
845K
Surgut
$849
361K
Khabarovsk
$929
616K
Balashikha
$807
451K
Sterlitamak
$852
280K
Tolyatti
$677
686K
Irkutsk
$719
624K
Sochi
$959
412K
Yaroslavl
$573
608K
Izhevsk
$595
646K
Yakutsk
$944
312K