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A question about costs

Kent, United Kingdom
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A question about costs

In order to get an idea of costs, can anyone let me know the cost of a beer, glass/bottle of wine, soft drink or snack. We are all inclusive but do like to try eating elsewhere.

many thanks

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1. Re: A question about costs

A beer will set you back between 1 and 2 CUC at least thats my experience. Depending on the snack it could be as low as .50CUC or as high as 5 or 6 CUC. Pop usually around 1 CUC. As for wine counldn't tell you.

Cheers

Edited: 30 September 2011, 13:13
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2. Re: A question about costs

Definitely nothing compared to what you pay at home!

Kent, United Kingdom
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3. Re: A question about costs

So between 60p-£1.20 if my exchange rate is correct.

Calgary, Canada
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4. Re: A question about costs

Hey sooze

If you say so. I live in Canada so our dollar is down so it will be over a buck per CUC for us.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5. Re: A question about costs

Well considering we pay about £4 here (about 6.50 Canadian dollars) it's going to be pretty cheap!

Newton Aycliffe...
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6. Re: A question about costs

A Cristal or Bucanero should be 1 CUC, but prices can be a little higher in some places. A can of Tukola or orange should be 60 centavos.

Food can vary dependent on where you eat, but there is really no need to pay more than 10 CUC's per head, unless you really want to splash out.

At the moment £1 will buy 1.51 CUC's.

Kent, United Kingdom
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7. Re: A question about costs

Sounds great thank you

Montreal, Canada
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8. Re: A question about costs

Wine prices will vary but don't expect a huge selection. I recall having some chilean wine at Barbacoa and it was around 15 CUC which is about the same price this particular bottle went for in Canada.

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9. Re: A question about costs

Most of the imported liquor will be a bit pricey, big difference is the rate of tax as compared with say Canada. In Cuba you can buy a quart of rum for about $4, in Canada it is around $20 and pretty much most of that is just taxes. I got burned at customs for going over my alloted alcohol. I got the first 2 quarts in duty free but I paid tax on the other six. Taxes were about $15/bottle making the price about identical as in Canada. This is largely to prevent restaurants from getting an unfair edge on their competition, but also a cash grab by the government, go figure :)

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10. Re: A question about costs

some prices for wine:

Red, Chile, (Santa Rita, Cab. Sauv.) arount CUC 8.75

Red, Spain (Torres, Sangre de Toro) aroun 12 CUC

(Torres, Tempranillo) around 12 CUC