Cuba vs Thailand - Cost of Living Comparison

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Cuba Thailand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1332
$803
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2846
$2341
🏠 One person rent
$676
$359
🏘️ Family rent
$818
$899
🍽️ Food expenses
$475
$255
🚐 Transport expenses
$75.5
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3263
$613
💸 GDP per capita
$56496
$6910
😃 Human freedom index
5.2
6.67
❤️ Life expectancy
73.7
78.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
35
🌐 English speaking %
6%
27.2%
🎓 Higher education
59
78
😀 Quality of life
63
58
🏙️ Population
11.2M
66.2M

The average cost of living in Cuba ($1332) is 66% more expensive than in Thailand ($803). Cuba ranked 42nd vs 110th for Thailand in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.4 months in Cuba compared to 0.8 months in Thailand. Ranked 53rd and 66th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Cuba vs Thailand

We calculate prices for Cuba and Thailand as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 35 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 Thailand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$11.3
$2.46
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$35.1
$25.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.77
$5.65
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.28
$2.13
 Cappuccino
$2.14
$2.2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.76
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$758
$506
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$537
$234
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1068
$1236
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$612
$692
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.8
$52.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$56.7
$81.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58.2
$16.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.5%
5.3%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$429
$4189
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$317
$2126
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.2
$1.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$29.3
$30.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.6
$10.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.69
$1.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.33
$1.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.58
$1.4
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.53
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.35
$17.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$2.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.26
$2.78
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$1.31
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$2.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.54
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.52
$1.44
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.57
$1.2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.9
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$5.27
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.7
$17.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.44
$1.7
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.65
$4.05
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$18.3
$2.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$9.68
$3.84
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$5.66
$1.63
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.63
$1.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$49.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.98
$6.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$58.6
$29.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$25.4
$7.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.2
$49
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.8
$89.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$91.2
$500
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14460
$11520

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In Cuba

City Cost of living Population
Havana
$974
2.49M
Santiago de Cuba
$1529
445K
Holguin
$1181
350K
Camaguey
$1869
322K
Santa Clara
$1300
247K
Bayamo
$2156
235K
Guantanamo
$1664
228K
Las Tunas
$1683
202K
Pinar del Rio
$1108
189K
Cienfuegos
$1239
165K
Manzanillo
$2867
151K
Matanzas
$1166
145K
Ciego de Avila
$1646
143K
Sancti Spiritus
$1495
139K
Palma Soriano
$1533
125K
Cardenas
$1208
86.7K
Moa
$1901
73.1K
Colon
$1196
71.6K
Placetas
$1362
71.2K
Florida
$1769
71.7K
Guines
$1121
66.9K
Moron
$1620
59.4K
Yara
$2545
59.4K
Artemisa
$1072
59.1K
Sagua La Grande
$1262
56.1K

In Thailand

City Cost of living Population
Bangkok
$921
5.68M
Chiang Mai
$656
1.2M
Nonthaburi
$716
256K
Pak Kret
$692
185K
Nakhon Pathom
$486
78.8K
Surat Thani
$557
131K
Klaeng
$628
130K
Chaophraya Surasak
$655
133K
Nakhon Ratchasima
$520
134K
Udon Thani
$508
130K
Nakhon Si Thammarat
$646
106K
Hat Yai
$525
159K
Rangsit
$600
79.3K
Pattaya
$675
116K
Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$728
76.7K
Tha Khlong
$628
72.8K
Lat Luang
$729
73.9K
Nakhon Sawan
$636
86.4K
Khon Kaen
$536
116K
Phuket
$894
77.6K
Ko Samui
$647
69K
Laem Chabang
$657
77.8K
Hua Hin
$603
59.4K
Nong Prue
$661
70.6K
Ubon Ratchathani
$538
79K
Phitsanulok
$504
70.9K
Chiang Rai
$464
70.6K
Krabi
$746
30.5K
Ko Lanta
$704
33.4K
Ao Nang
$658
14K