Thursday, March 5, 2009

things you can buy in cuba to determine what is valuable in society

a price list:

pesos = moneda nacional (what Cubans get paid in)
CUC = pesos convertibles (what tourists get in exchange for other currency. Supposedly tourists can spend only CUC legally, but it is easy to exchange CUC for moneda nacional.)

1 CUC = 25 pesos = 1.35 USD (approx.; including the 30% fee for exchanging USD into Cuban currency)
1 peso = 4 cents CUC (approx)

glass of guava juice.....2 pesos
mango juicebox w/ straw....95 cents, CUC
rum and pinapple juicebox w/ straw.....90 cents, CUC
personal pizza pie.....10 pesos
tortica (sugar cookie)...1 peso
movie ticket, student...2 pesos
ticket to see the Venezuelan National Symphonic Orchestra.....5 pesos
photocopy of La Historia Me Absolverá...25 pesos
same photocopy of La Historia Me Absolverá, offered later in the week....my phone number
bunch of sunflowers.....15 pesos
bus fare.....40 cents, moneda nacional
use of University bathroom.....20 cents, moneda nacional
entrance admission at the Afro-Cuban religion museum in Guanabacoa.....2 pesos
price to take photos at the Afro-Cuban religion museum in Guanabacoa.....2 CUC
lunchbox with rice, beans, tomato, boiled yucca, and pork.....25 pesos
lunchbox without the pork...15 pesos
packet of Lucky Strike Silver 2cigarettes.....2.45 CUC
two hours of internet access.....12 CUC

1 comment:

  1. LUCKY STRIKE SILVER CIGARETTES

    I JUST PEED ON MYSELF

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