My Salary in Cuba is Worth 3.77 Sacks of Cement


[Oswardo – Age – Late 20’s; Birthplace – Havana, Cuba; Residence – Havana, Cuba; Occupation – Student, Computer Science; Husband of Yoana]

I need to make some repairs to my family’s dwelling unit, to at least improve the condition of the walls, but the math does not allow me.  One bag of cement costs 110 pesos (if there is any available, but let's assume there is). My monthly salary is 415 Cuban pesos (about $15 U.S.). Assuming we do not eat or do anything else with the salary we could spend it on cement.

My monthly salary is equivalent to 3.77 sacks of cement in the month, so if we do not eat or do anything else for 6 months, I could buy enough cement to make repairs.  Of course I would have to perform the work myself to save money rather than paying somebody else to do it. In short, my salary is equivalent to 3.77 sacks of cement.

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