Cost of living in Beirut, Lebanon

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 33,762 L£
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 13,230 L£
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 12,751 L£
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4,865 L£
12 eggs, large 5,366 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,058 L£
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 9,332 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,645 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,741 L£
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,960 L£
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 19,394 L£
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2,463 L£
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 894 L£
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,510,760 L£
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,219,060 L£
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 247,172 L£
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,923,180 L£
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 978,800 L£
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 134,043 L£
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 92,111 L£
40” flat screen TV 494,489 L£
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 209,729 L£
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 19,013 L£
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7,040 L£
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 104,788 L£
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 92,440 L£
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 175,700 L£
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 191,833 L£
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 36,638,900 L£
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,130 L£
Monthly ticket public transport 172,533 L£
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 17,980 L£
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,171 L£
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 15,363 L£
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 71,558 L£
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 6,984 L£
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 9,334 L£
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 6,853 L£
4 rolls of toilet paper 2,698 L£
Tube of toothpaste 4,568 L£
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 19,593 L£
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 66,142 L£
2 tickets to the movies 28,168 L£
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 157,704 L£
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 112,687 L£
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 20,545 L£
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 8,712 L£
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8,486 L£
iPod nano 16GB 347,241 L£
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 478 L£
1 month of gym membership in business district 166,715 L£
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 3,926 L£
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 626 prices entered by 70 different people.
Latest price update: March 27, 2017.

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