Havana travel budget

Havana: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Havana

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Havana for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 27 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.5 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 684* (686 CUC)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 81 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 3.8 per person
  • $ 0.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 1791* (1778 CUC)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 164 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 9.6 per person
  • $ 1.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 3455* (3430 CUC)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Havana compared to Cuba in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Havana in 2020 is 39% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Havana in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Havana by expense type

Restaurant budget in Havana

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Havana is 44% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.6/person
($ 2.2 to $ 17)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 17/person
($ 14 to $ 23)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.1/person
($ 3.3 to $ 8.8)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.9 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 4.3)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.2)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.6/cup
($ 1 to $ 3.1)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.9/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.8 to $ 3.1)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Havana

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Havana is 37% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 35/night
($ 20 to $ 51)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 53/night
($ 36 to $ 75)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 108/night
($ 54 to $ 193)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 220/night
($ 150 to $ 303)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 294/night
($ 251 to $ 349)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 81/month
($ 42 to $ 155)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 101/month
($ 52 to $ 173)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 193/month
($ 93 to $ 328)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 77/month
($ 40 to $ 171)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 141/month
($ 61 to $ 251)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Havana

On average, the price of supermarket food in Havana is 31% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.6/litre
($ 2.2 to $ 3.3)

203% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 1.1)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 2.3)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 0.6/12 eggs
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.8/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 7.6)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.7/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 5.4)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 4.8/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 7.9)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 4.4)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 13/kg
($ 3.8 to $ 23)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Havana

On average, the price of transport in Havana is 50% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.1/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

95% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 3.3/month
($ 3.3 to $ 4.4)

95% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

82% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.8
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3

Budget for living and housing in Havana

On average, the cost of housing in Havana is 40% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 24/month
($ 11 to $ 34)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.4/min.
($ 0.4 to $ 0.4)

167% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 121/month
($ 72 to $ 275)

79% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 173/month
($ 110 to $ 275)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1365
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 64/month
($ 45 to $ 89)

94% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1093
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 322/month
($ 220 to $ 550)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2192
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 133/month
($ 89 to $ 275)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1735
Gym
Gym
$ 14/month
($ 4.4 to $ 28)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 28/month
($ 23 to $ 34)

97% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 950
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 9885/yr
($ 5492 to $ 13179)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16412

Leisure activity budget in Havana

On average, budget for leisure activities in Havana is 73% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.3/hr
($ 5.5 to $ 11)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Havana

On average, shopping budget in Havana is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.6/pack
($ 2.2 to $ 3.3)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 48
($ 23 to $ 102)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 64
($ 34 to $ 102)

69% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 95
($ 51 to $ 122)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 71
($ 45 to $ 89)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

London → Havana
London → Havana
London → Havana
$ 818
(fair price: $ 685)
Manchester → Havana
Manchester → Havana
Manchester → Havana
$ 995
(fair price: $ 873)
Toronto (Ontario) → Havana
Toronto (Ontario) → Havana
Toronto (Ontario) → Havana
$ 437
(fair price: $ 378)
New York City → Havana
New York City → Havana
New York City → Havana
$ 452
(fair price: $ 352)
Dublin → Havana
Dublin → Havana
Dublin → Havana
$ 844
(fair price: $ 731)
Los Angeles → Havana
Los Angeles  → Havana
Los Angeles  → Havana
$ 474
(fair price: $ 370)
Montreal → Havana
Montreal → Havana
Montreal → Havana
$ 543
(fair price: $ 428)
Edinburgh → Havana
Edinburgh → Havana
Edinburgh → Havana
$ 1066
(fair price: $ 929)
Sydney → Havana
Sydney → Havana
Sydney → Havana
$ 2100
(fair price: $ 1937)
Auckland → Havana
Auckland → Havana
Auckland → Havana
$ 1904
(fair price: $ 1584)

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About this information on the cost of living in Havana

The information about the cost of living in Havana shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Havana was updated on 14-10-2020.

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