Standard of living in Cuba
Such is the horrible reality of economic life in Cuba. The standard of living is less than 1% of what it was before the communist revolution. It is sufficient only to read a few letters from the island country today to agree that such brutal impoverishment is the terrible representation of daily life in Cuba.
The implications of Cuba’s communist regime are incredibly complex, but ultimately, it undeniably creates “a bad place to live .” Although Cubans are more literate and live longer than Americans, their standard of living is among the lowest in the world.
After Cuba lost Soviet subsidies in 1991, malnutrition resulted in an outbreak of diseases. Despite this, the poverty level reported by the government is one of the lowest in the developing world, ranking 6th out of 108 countries, 4th in Latin America and 48th among all countries.
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.
Life in Cuba is expensive, and people are always looking for a way to make extra money. The houses are in a dilapidated state and the furniture inside is at least 30-40 years old. The fact that possessions have to be shared with the state doesn’t help. For instance, you are a farmer, and you have 3-5 cows.
As in any country, crime is a concern in Cuba . Thankfully, violent crime is rare, but thieves won’t hesitate to steal your belongings, especially cameras. When on the beach or walking through Havana, don’t set your stuff down. Always keep your cameras, wallets, purses, passports, and other valuables close to your body.
The only way to become a Cuban resident is to marry a Cuban citizen. This will get you an automatic Cuban passport. 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.
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After the Cuban revolution led by Fidel Castro in 1959, a Cuban exodus began as the new government allied itself with the Soviet Union and began to introduce communism. From 1960 to 1979, tens of thousands of Cubans left Cuba, with the vast majority coming from Cuba’s educated, landowning upper class.
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.
|Bread for 2 people for 1 day||0.60 CUC|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area||484 CUC|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area||252 CUC|
Travel and immigration. As of January 14, 2013, all Cuban government-imposed travel restrictions and controls have been abolished. Since that date, any Cuban citizen, with a valid passport, can leave the country at will, without let or hindrance from the Cuban authorities.
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.
Practically anyone can be married in Cuba , regardless of nationality or place of residence, as long as they have the required documentation. As the Canadian, or foreigner, in the marriage , Cuba requires you to have the following: Birth Certificate. Proof of marital status if you are single.
For a Cuban permanent residence permit, a foreign citizen is required to marry a Cuban . You can apply for residence permit due to family reunification. For your Cuban Residence permit you must have at least 5000 CUC in your Cuban bank account. You must also have financial capability to cover your own costs.
There are white-tailed deer in Cuba , introduced for sport hunting. Fishing is popular for both freshwater and ocean fish; a license is required for hunting but not for fishing. Strangely, there are very few native mammals on the island, other than bats, hutias (a.k.a., tree rats) and some shrews and moles.