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Currently, Cuba is socialistic county with 90% of the economic activity controlled by the government (over 75% are employed by the government). However, it is transitioning into an economy with an increasingly private component. The average monthly wage for government workers is equivalent to 20 US dollars. It varies by occupation, but the highest paid (doctors and policemen) get only $40/month.
However, education (at all levels), medical care, and housing are free. Although food is subsidized, limited healthy food is available. Medical care and education are excellent. From and early age, a student can get special training in music, art, dance, science, and sports. They even have a school where a student can specialize in circus performance. All students must first meet high academic standards.
This situation makes anything imported beyond the reach of most Cubans, especially autos. To get foreign currency, Cuba relies on tourism, cigar sales, and taxes.