Cuba vs Zambia - Cost of Living Comparison

Cuba Zambia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1078
$1000
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2500
$1860
🏠 One person rent
$549
$624
🏘️ Family rent
$853
$701
🍽️ Food expenses
$396
$235
🚐 Transport expenses
$51.5
$79.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$590
$596
💸 GDP per capita
$9478
$985
😃 Human freedom index
5.2
6.82
❤️ Life expectancy
78.9
64.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
46
33
🌐 English speaking %
6%
16%
🎓 Higher education
61
21
😀 Quality of life
49
33
🏙️ Population
11.2M
17.1M

The average cost of living in Cuba ($1078) is 8% more expensive than in Zambia ($1000). Cuba ranked 51st vs 66th for Zambia 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 Zambia. Ranked 93rd and 148th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Cuba vs Zambia

We calculate prices for Cuba and Zambia 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 Zambia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.86
$4.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37
$17.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.65
$3.43
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.91
$1.1
 Cappuccino
$1.65
$1.79
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.15
$0.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$593
$497
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$413
$524
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1245
$633
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$614
$532
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$22.6
$80.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.7
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$77.8
$24.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.64%
19.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$447
$8876
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$229
$646
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.38
$1.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25
$48.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.26
$8.44
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.18
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.98
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.08
$0.98
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.69
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.24
$1.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.16
$11.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$5.09
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.11
$6.56
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.38
$2.22
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$1.92
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.2
$1.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.03
$1.61
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.36
$1.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
$0.73
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.94
$1.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.57
$5.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.13
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.8
$2.35
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.3
$6.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$9.03
$2.42
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.55
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.69
$1.23
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$15.5
$24
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.74
$2.64
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$48.5
$23.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.5
$7.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$22.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82.9
$85.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$69.5
$82.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15007
$10266

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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 Zambia

City Cost of living Population
Lusaka
$732
1.74M
Ndola
$1233
528K
Kitwe
$1228
504K
Kapiri Mposhi
$1168
241K
Kasama
$1156
168K
Chingola
$1117
147K
Livingstone
$1152
137K
Mansa
$1151
129K
Mufulira
$1724
122K
Choma
$1136
122K