Varadero travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Varadero

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 52 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.5 per person
  • $ 0 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 994* (910 CUC)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 105 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • $ 1 per person

Total budget:

$ 2058* (1876 CUC)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 208 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 9.3 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 3938* (3570 CUC)

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


Cost of living in Varadero compared to Cuba in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Varadero in 2020 is 34% 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 Varadero in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Varadero by expense type

Restaurant budget in Varadero

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Varadero is 48% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6/person
($ 5.4 to $ 11)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 14/person
($ 8.1 to $ 20)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.4/person
($ 3.2 to $ 7.6)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.7 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 2.2)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.6/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.6/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Varadero

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Varadero is 13% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 66/night
($ 53 to $ 84)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 144/night
($ 104 to $ 183)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 181
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 272/night
($ 218 to $ 329)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 54/month
($ 51 to $ 57)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 84/month
($ 58 to $ 116)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 196/month
($ 136 to $ 273)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 64/month
($ 52 to $ 75)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 391/month
($ 228 to $ 684)

123% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Varadero

On average, the price of supermarket food in Varadero is 38% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.5/litre
($ 2.2 to $ 2.7)

174% 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 $ 0.6)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 0.6/12 eggs
($ 0.6 to $ 0.6)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.1/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 6.6)

64% 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)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 4.5/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 7.8)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.5/salad
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 11/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 21)

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

Public and private transport budget in Varadero

On average, the price of transport in Varadero is 34% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.6 to $ 0.6)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.7)

56% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8

Budget for living and housing in Varadero

On average, the cost of housing in Varadero is 9% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 21/month
($ 5.4 to $ 34)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.4/min.
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

182% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 132/month
($ 72 to $ 218)

90% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 26/month
($ 23 to $ 34)

97% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 995
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 9767/yr
($ 5428 to $ 13023)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17403

Leisure activity budget in Varadero

On average, budget for leisure activities in Varadero is 92% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 1/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Varadero

On average, shopping budget in Varadero is 19% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.4/pack
($ 2.2 to $ 2.6)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 41
($ 23 to $ 66)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 49
($ 45 to $ 55)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 83
($ 49 to $ 98)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 64
($ 45 to $ 88)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 104

Plane ticket budget

London → Varadero
London → Varadero
London → Varadero
$ 996
(fair price: $ 849)
Manchester → Varadero
Manchester → Varadero
Manchester → Varadero
$ 1025
(fair price: $ 794)
Toronto (Ontario) → Varadero
Toronto (Ontario) → Varadero
Toronto (Ontario) → Varadero
$ 575
(fair price: $ 456)
Montreal → Varadero
Montreal → Varadero
Montreal → Varadero
$ 593
(fair price: $ 475)
New York City → Varadero
New York City → Varadero
New York City → Varadero
$ 907
(fair price: $ 684)
Dublin → Varadero
Dublin → Varadero
Dublin → Varadero
$ 1079
(fair price: $ 837)

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About this information on the cost of living in Varadero

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

The information about the cost of living in Varadero was updated on 12-02-2020.

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