Cuba’s Office of National Statistics has released it annual synthesis of Cuban demographic and economic data, the Panorama Economic y Social Cuba 2014. (PDF version here, on a much more capable server than the one maintained by the ONEI). The report compiles data on everything from the number of earthquakes and forest fires last year to foreign investment, infant mortality and educational statistics.


Curiously, an article in the official Juventud Rebelde about the report leads with the news that the average salary in Cuba rose 24% in 2014 over the previous year to 584 Cuban pesos (CUP) a month. At the current conversion rate of about 25 CUP to the dollar, that translates to an average monthly salary of just over $23 a month. Any comparisons come with plenty of caveats given the Twilight Zone nature of the Cuban economy, but this compares to an average monthly salary (per the ILO) of $268 for Peru, $295 for India and $255 for Pakistan.

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