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Most Cubans would have to save two years of wages to afford one night at Havana’s first luxury hotel

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Most Cubans would have to save two years’ worth of wages to afford one night at the Gran Hotel Manzana, the first luxury hotel in Havana.

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One night at the hotel can cost up to $2,500.

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Based on a recent survey, the average Cuban probably makes around $100 per month, including side jobs.

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Brands like Mont Blanc and Lacoste are opening stores in the Manzana de Gómez shopping mall in Havana.

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At the L’Occitane store, a shop clerk makes about $12 per month selling perfumes that cost about $95.

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