Santiago de Cuba travel budget

Santiago de Cuba: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Santiago de Cuba

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Santiago de Cuba for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 24 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.2 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 632* (644 CUC)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 52 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 5.6 per person
  • $ 0.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 1428* (1442 CUC)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 100 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 1.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 2526* (2534 CUC)

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


Cost of living in Santiago de Cuba compared to Cuba in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Santiago de Cuba in 2020 is 51% 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 Santiago de Cuba in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Santiago de Cuba by expense type

Restaurant budget in Santiago de Cuba

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Santiago de Cuba is 37% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.5/person
($ 6 to $ 7)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 7.5/person
($ 7.5 to $ 7.5)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5/person
( $ 5)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5 for 500ml
( $ 5)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.6 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 2.2)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2/cup
($ 1 to $ 3)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2/can
( $ 2)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1/bottle
( $ 1)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Santiago de Cuba

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Santiago de Cuba is 64% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 24/night
( $ 24)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 45/night
($ 34 to $ 57)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 34 to $ 100)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 152/night
($ 138 to $ 165)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 120/night
( $ 120)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 40/month
($ 35 to $ 44)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 39/month
($ 29 to $ 53)

77% 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
$ 100/month
($ 70 to $ 146)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 44/month
($ 32 to $ 53)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 97/month
($ 71 to $ 128)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Santiago de Cuba

On average, the price of supermarket food in Santiago de Cuba is 56% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2/litre
($ 2 to $ 2.2)

138% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 0.6)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 0.6/12 eggs
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 2.2/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 3.1)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.2/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 4.3)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 2.2)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 0.6)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.1)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 1.3)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.4/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 0.4)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 2.2/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 3.7)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Santiago de Cuba

On average, the price of transport in Santiago de Cuba is 26% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
( $ 0.6)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 98/month
( $ 98)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
( $ 0.7)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.1)

56% 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)
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.5)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3

Budget for living and housing in Santiago de Cuba

On average, the cost of housing in Santiago de Cuba is 45% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 6.5/month
($ 6.5 to $ 6.5)

96% 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)

126% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 54/month
($ 54 to $ 54)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 161/month
( $ 161)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1361
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 347/month
( $ 347)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2181
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 299/month
( $ 299)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1733
Gym
Gym
$ 11/month
( $ 11)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

Leisure activity budget in Santiago de Cuba

On average, budget for leisure activities in Santiago de Cuba is 92% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 0.8)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Santiago de Cuba

On average, shopping budget in Santiago de Cuba is 34% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.6/pack
($ 2.6 to $ 2.6)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 28
($ 28 to $ 28)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 44
($ 44 to $ 44)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36
Trainers
Trainers
$ 49
($ 49 to $ 49)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 54
($ 54 to $ 54)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

London → Santiago de Cuba
London → Santiago de Cuba
London → Santiago de Cuba
$ 2108
(fair price: $ 1574)

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About this information on the cost of living in Santiago de Cuba

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

The information about the cost of living in Santiago de Cuba was updated on 23-11-2020.

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