Travel Budget for Havana

Provincia de Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba

How much does it cost to travel to Havana?

How much money will you need for your trip to Havana? You should plan to spend around ₱1,414 ($53) per day on your vacation in Havana, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ₱217 ($8.18) on meals for one day and ₱399 ($15) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Havana for a couple is ₱1,772 ($67). So, a trip to Havana for two people for one week costs on average ₱19,801 ($747). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Havana for one week usually costs around ₱9,900 for one person. So, a trip to Havana for two people costs around ₱19,801 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ₱39,601 in Havana. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Havana can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Havana? How much money do I need for Havana?

How much does a trip to Havana cost? Is Havana expensive? The average Havana trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Havana prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Havana
Average Daily Costs

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The average price for one person for accommodation in Havana is ₱886. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Havana is ₱1,772.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

AirBnB Prices in Havana

How much do AirBnB's cost in Havana? Prices vary by location, size of the place, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Food Budget in Havana
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Havana can vary, the average cost of food in Havana is ₱217 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Havana should cost around ₱87 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Havana is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Havana?

Typical prices for Food in Havana are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Havana, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Pizza

Transportation Budget in Havana
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Havana is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ₱399 per person, per day, on local transportation in Havana.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Havana

How much does it cost to go to Havana? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner or Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

What did other people spend on Transportation in Havana?

Typical prices for Transportation in Havana are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Havana, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Short Taxi Ride

Entertainment Budget in Havana
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  • Entertainment and activities in Havana typically cost an average of ₱238 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Tips and Handouts Budget in Havana
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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Havana is ₱1.29 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Havana is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Havana
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Havana is ₱238.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Havana
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  • The average person spends about ₱122 on alcoholic beverages in Havana per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

What did other people spend on Alcohol in Havana?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Havana are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Havana, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Mojito

Water Budget in Havana
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  • On average, people spend ₱8.18 on bottled water in Havana per day. The public water in Havana is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2020
Havana On a Budget
Havana Havana, Cuba
The city of Havana is at the top of most peoples' bucket list - mostly because of the allure of a forbidden land. Before the Communist revolution, Cuba was a popular tourist destination. Since it has reopened in the 1990s, it has drawn tourists from all over the world (except the US).

This capital city is a land trapped in the past. With 50 years of neglect, when you step off the plane, prepare to step back in time. A trip to Havana is meant for those with truly open minds - and when they arrive they'll be swept away.

Recently, Cuba has become open to travelers from the U.S., but only through specific travel agencies and tour companies. One of the best ways to get here is to take a cruise to Havana. This way you can have a terrific experience on the boat while also enjoying the culture and history of Havana.

And here's everything you need to know if you're traveling to Cuba as an American.
There are so many things to see in Havana, you won't even want to blink. This city is of course the starting point of a perfect Cuba itinerary Begin your sightseeing in the harbor side district of Old Havana. In 1982, the region was named an UNESCO World Heritage Site. A simple stroll through this part of town is sure to enchant any traveler. The Spanish colonial streets are lined with bookshops, churches, colonial palaces and monuments all free to explore.

For a more unique view of the city, head over to the Plaza de la Revolucion. While you're here, note the gorgeous obelisk of the memorial to Jose Marti and then take the 129m lift up to seethe city as a whole.

Some travelers get overwhelmed and yearn for a bit of peace and quiet. For those moments, head to the Garden memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales. Surrounded by wrought-ironed gates and filled with gorgeous flowers, it's the perfect spot to rest and reflect.

To learn another aspect of Cuban history, visit the Castillo de Real Fuerza. This is the oldest bastioned fortress in the New World, and is now home to Cuba's maritime museum. Walk through and learn the details of the country's maritime history with amazing artifacts along the way.

There are so many things to do in Havana after you've taken in all the sights. For example, you won't want to miss a day of shopping at the Centro Antiguos Almacenes de Deposito San Jose craft market. Located in an old warehouse on the harbor side of the island, you'll find rows and rows of artwork, crafts and souvenirs like cigar boxes, domino sets and trinkets. Furthermore, Havana is also a base of exploration for the rest of Cuba. Check out this great guide to all of the best places to visit in Cuba.

Why not take a tour of Havana in style? Really get the pre-revolutionary experience riding around the city in a 1950s American Chevy. Tours offer a full, historical information of Havana while riding into the past.

For a bit more adult humor, attend one of the country's Tropicana cabaret shows. Scantily clad dancers perform tantalizing high kicks and different sketches are meant to entertain. Plus, your admission fee includes a quarter bottle of rum.

To continue in the adult fun, don't miss a chance to tour the Havana Club Rum Factory. This is one of Cuba's most famous rums. Most of the exhibits are subtitled in English and fairly simple to understand. It's rum, what more do you need? And if you're looking for even more ideas, check out this great list of things to do in Havana.
Food and Dining
When dining in Havana, expect to spend a lot of money. In fact, the locals will find it odd if tourists want to eat where they do. You can still enjoy authentic, traditional Cuban food, but be on guard when eating out in Havana. Be sure the price of the meal is clear before ordering and don't fall for made-up taxes on the bill - like a tax for eating in a certain establishment. And don't forget to enjoy the various seafood dishes offered.

Getting around Havana should be fairly simple. Taxis will be the most convenient way around the city, but be aware that the only legal taxis are the official government run taxis. They are harder to locate, but less of a hassle. The illegal taxis are prone to price gouging so negotiate at the beginning. Also, note if you try to take an illegal taxi somewhere where there will be police, like the airport, they will drop you off 200 meters away to avoid being caught.

The bus system does run across the city, and is fairly simple. However, expect serious overcrowding. If your bus comes along and is full, you may have to wait a while for the next one.

Driving yourself is an option, but be careful. Road signs are unclear and traffic can be kind of dangerous. Riding a bike is always a great idea in Havana, so long as the weather is agreeable.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Travel Tips

Cuba Currency

By backpackguru
One important thing to realize is that Cuba actually has two currencies. They are the Cuban Peso (CUP) and the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC). The most commonly used currency by foreigners is the Cuban Convertible Peso which is accepted for hotel payments, souvenir purchases, or taxi rides. In the 1990's the US dollar was accepted around the tourist industry. It has since been replaced by the Cuban Convertible Peso.

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