She used to be a teacher on 3000 pesos ($135) a year. "I now earn 10 to 15 times more," but has to pay 50% tax.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"There were no doctors, no schools, no electricity...The revolution changed my life completely." Today Sebastian is a transport worker and rents rooms to tourists. But he has to pay $540 a month in tax, guests or not.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~She rears pigs in her backyard in Bayamo, 750km east of Havana, selling them for $30-$40. Bicycles are Bayamo’s main means of transport. Odalis has just received permission to charge cyclists to look after their bicycles for 1 peso ($0.05) a time. She earns about $15 a week, an average monthly salary for a state employee. Source.
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