Havana

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
50/265
Details
Large apartment$830.00
Medium apartment$690.00
Rent index [score]0.93
Small apartment$540.00

Cost of Living

6
90/250
Details
5km taxi ride$5.50
A Cappuccino$1.70
A beer$1.30
A kilogram of Apples$3.50
Bread$0.31
Inflation [score]0.63
Lunch$7.00
Monthly fitness club membership$31.00
Monthly public transport$24.00
Movie ticket$3.90
Price of a meal at a restaurant$28.64

Startups

1
257/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.18
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.11
Meetups groups8
Meetups members1063
Number of investors1
Number of startup events in the last 12 months5
Number of upcoming meetup events13
Startup climate scene [score]0.47
Startup events3
Startup events [score]0.20
Startups [score]0.10
Total number of startups1

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

2
181/265
Details
Airport hub31
Airport hub [score]0.21
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.18

Commute

N/A
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Cuba/Havana

Business Freedom

2
261/263
Details
Business freedom20.00
Business freedom [score]0.10
Freedom from corruption46.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.39
Lack of labor restrictions20.00
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.10

Safety

9
51/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.76
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year16
Guns per 100 residents5
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.58
Lack of guns [score]0.98
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.78

Healthcare

8
95/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.90
Healthcare quality [score]0.66
Life expectancy (years)79.12
Life expectancy [score]0.75

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

4
209/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.29
Cleanliness [score]0.34
Drinking water quality [score]0.46
Urban greenery [score]0.54

Economy

3
247/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1.00
Currency for urban areaCUC
GDP growth rate0.01
GDP growth rate [score]0.30
GDP per capita$11950.00
GDP per capita [score]0.21

Taxation

1
265/265
Details
Income tax level [score]0.10

Internet Access

2
251/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)6.63
Internet access (download) [score]0.20
Internet access (upload) [score]0.20
Upload speed (Mbps)4.52

Leisure & Culture

2
255/264
Details
Art galleries13
Art galleries [score]0.10
Cinemas6
Cinemas [score]0.10
Comedy clubs [score]0.10
Concert venues6
Concerts [score]0.10
Historical sites10
Historical sites [score]0.13
Museums24
Museums [score]0.28
Performing art venues18
Performing arts [score]0.10
Sport venues7
Sports [score]0.10
Zoos [score]0.10

Tolerance

8
44/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index73.28
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.74
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.95

Outdoors

5
102/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.16
Median peak in meters225.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)37.00
Water access [score]0.87
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Havana are in the 90th place of all 250 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$380$1,300
$830
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$31
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$73
Monthly public transport$24
Lunch$7
-44%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Havana are very low. For this job type, Havana ranks 265th for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Havana.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$744
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

4.80
Guns per 100 people
15.55
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Havana in position 74 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

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People in Havana

Population of Havana

4,149,400
1,743 /km²
78/264
Density (people per unit of area)
-2%
Growth in 2015-2020
Havana

Demographics of Cuba

Median age
41
Elderly people
15%
Life expectancy at birth
79
GDP per capita (in USD)
$11,950
229/262
Unemployment
2%
9/263

Languages

Common spoken languages
Spanish

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Teleport Users  X  Havana

Teleport users who are      Havana

Work in:

Attorney
12.00%
Founder
8.00%
Business Analyst
4.00%
Teacher
4.00%
Finance Manager
4.00%
Postdoctoral Researcher
4.00%
Data Analyst
4.00%
Other
60.00%

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LGBT rights in Havana

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Unrecognized

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

265

Climate type

Tropical Savanna

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Havana

6:40 What to Do in Havana | 36 Hours Travel Videos | The New York Times

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On living in Havana

Havana (Spanish: La Habana) is the capital city of Cuba, and one of the fourteen provinces of the Republic of Cuba.

Before the Communist revolution, Havana was one of the vacation hot-spots of the Caribbean, and since Cuba reopened to tourism in the 1990s, it has become a popular destination once again, albeit with many fewer U.S. citizens, due to an almost total ban on travel maintained by the U.S. federal government. However, there will be lots of tourists at any time of year, so expect huge crowds and long lines in places.

Diario de Cuba and Tribuna de La Habana are the local periodicals. The H Magazine + Guide is an interesting publication about Havana beyond common stereotypes.

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