Cuba vs South Korea - Cost of Living Comparison

Cuba South Korea
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1078
$1062
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2500
$2839
🏠 One person rent
$549
$457
🏘️ Family rent
$853
$948
🍽️ Food expenses
$396
$416
🚐 Transport expenses
$51.5
$100
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$590
$2022
💸 GDP per capita
$9478
$31598
😃 Human freedom index
5.2
8.39
❤️ Life expectancy
78.9
83.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
46
62
🌐 English speaking %
6%
20%
🎓 Higher education
61
88
😀 Quality of life
49
77
🏙️ Population
11.2M
51.5M

The average cost of living in Cuba ($1078) is 1% more expensive than in South Korea ($1062). Cuba ranked 51st vs 53rd for South Korea 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 1.9 months in South Korea. Ranked 93rd and 20th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Cuba vs South Korea

We calculate prices for Cuba and South Korea as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 87 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 South Korea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.86
$5.59
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37
$29.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.65
$5.02
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.91
$2.84
 Cappuccino
$1.65
$3.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.15
$1.33
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$593
$458
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$413
$331
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1245
$1094
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$614
$733
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$22.6
$79.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.7
$122
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$77.8
$21
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.64%
3.64%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$447
$7604
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$229
$5485
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.38
$1.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25
$42.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.26
$9.67
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.18
$1.3
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.98
$1.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.08
$2.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$3.02
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.24
$3.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.16
$14
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$8.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.11
$28.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.38
$5.55
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$3.31
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$4.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.2
$4.69
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.03
$2.96
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.36
$2.36
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
$0.64
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.94
$2.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.57
$13.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.13
$1.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.8
$3.37
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.3
$4.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$9.03
$5.13
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.55
$2.47
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.69
$1.86
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$15.5
$42.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.74
$8.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$48.5
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.5
$8.47
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$58.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82.9
$72.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$69.5
$352
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15007
$18313

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Cities Comparison in Cuba vs South Korea

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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 South Korea

City Cost of living Population
Seoul
$1460
9.67M
Busan
$1031
3.45M
Incheon
$1002
2.91M
Daegu
$918
2.46M
Gwangju
$902
1.49M
Daejeon
$944
1.48M
Seongnam
$1022
949K
Suwon
$977
1.23M
Ulsan
$1066
1.17M
Changwon
$955
1.05M
Goyang
$1002
1.06M
Yongin
$1049
971K
Bucheon
$1121
868K
Cheongju
$880
833K
Namyangju
$970
713K
Jeju Island
$968
696K
Pohang
$775
520K
Jeju
$1542
435K
Hwaseong
$965
655K
Ansan
$921
653K
Anyang
$1102
573K
Jeonju
$791
653K
Cheonan
$930
652K
Gimhae
$839
534K
Pyeongtaek
$809
458K
Masan
$945
430K
Siheung
$945
425K
Uijeongbu
$998
422K
Paju
$941
415K
Gumi
$951
421K