It has been stated many times from international government sources and from NGO’s worldwide that the average Cuban salary equates to only a bout $20 per month.
These people, on average can expect to earn upwards of the equivalent of $30 per day. I know many who earn double that and don’t work very long hours either. $30 per day works out to the equivalent of $10 000 USD per year.
They get paid about 15-20 cucs per month. As to how much money they have is a totally different answer. Not sure of the exact CUC amount but resort workers are among the most wealthy in the country.
Highest Paying Jobs in Hospitality 1Hospitality Director (40,800 CUP) 2Hotel Manager(39,200 CUP) 3Fleet Manager(33,600 CUP) 4Cluster Director (32,600 CUP) 5Regional Restaurant Manager(31,000 CUP) 6Assistant Hospitality Manager(29,700 CUP) 7Hotel Sales Manager(29,400 CUP) 8Food Service Manager(28,100 CUP)
HAVANA — The majority of Cubans receive a state salary of $20 per month . That number averages out to around $0.71 per day, well below the international poverty line of US$1.90 per day.
Cost of living in Cuba is 22.63% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Cuba is, on average, 63.82% lower than in United States. Cost of Living in Cuba .
|Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment||21.24$|
Budget travelers can survive on around $50 USD per day . However as a tourist, you’ll be using Cuba’s secondary currency just for tourists, the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC – $) which is pegged to the US Dollar.
Cuba is to abolish its system of equal pay for all and allow workers and managers to earn performance bonuses, a senior official has announced. Vice-Minister for Labour Carlos Mateu said the current system – in place since the communist revolution in 1959 – was no longer “convenient”.
Yes, you can tip with Canadian money when you arrive in Cuba BUT it must be a CDN bill and of course $5 is our smallest bill. In a real pinch, you can also tip with a one dollar US bill. Cubans can exchange US funds as long as it’s a bill. Don’t tip with CDN coin!
2100 Cuban pesos ($80) per month.
The Cuban government is becoming more open to the idea of retirement in Cuba and has started to initiate “snowbird” visas. These visas are for retirees who wish to live in Cuba and allows them a six month stay with extensions easy to acquire with a quick hop out of the country.
The Cuban government operates a national health system and assumes fiscal and administrative responsibility for the health care of all its citizens. There are no private hospitals or clinics as all health services are government-run.
You can live in Cuba with a Snowbird Visa and just keep renewing it. It is important to know that as an American you cannot own property or a vehicle in Cuba , you can only rent. You can only buy property, a car, or start your own business if you are married to a Cuban national.
It’s still illegal for foreigners to buy homes in Cuba , the island state ruled by a communist government since the 1959 revolution, unless they are permanent residents. It only became legal to sell private homes in 2012, as part of a government plan to boost investment and economic growth.
Cuba has had a largely state-controlled economy since the Cuban Revolution in the 1950s, but one major exception has long been that ordinary Cubans are allowed to rent their property out to travelers.