Sunday, July 19, 2015

10 economic facts about Cuba

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1. Cuba receives almost 100,000 barrels of oil a day from Venezuela.

2. The aggregated gross national income per capita of Cuba is officially $5,539, but the take home salary for most Cubans is around $20 a month.

3. Less than five percent of Cubans have access to the Internet.

4. The Cuban government authorizes only 201 different categories of activities for self-employment.

5. More than two-thirds of the 2 million Cubans and Cuban-Americans in the United States live in Florida; 18 percent of Miami residents identify as Cuban.

6. New Cuban hotspots can process 1 megabit per second, far below the average U.S. speed.

7. The average age of the Cuban population will increase from 54.7 today to 67.7 in 2025.

8. 90 percent of Cubans own their own homes.

9. Americans are able to bring back $400 worth of goods from Cuba—including $100 in cigars and rum.

10. 68 percent of Cuban-Americans favor normalized relations between Cuba and the U.S.

 (Read full article at Brookings's website)

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