Cost of living in Beirut, Lebanon

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 23,246 L£
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 13,989 L£
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 6,379 L£
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4,024 L£
12 eggs, large 4,974 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,622 L£
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6,848 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,272 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,193 L£
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,038 L£
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 19,574 L£
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2,509 L£
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 810 L£
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,822,090 L£
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 911,840 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 1,164,720 L£
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 611,518 L£
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 134,043 L£
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 52,831 L£
40” flat screen TV 525,599 L£
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 209,592 L£
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 16,981 L£
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7,319 L£
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 119,015 L£
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 105,632 L£
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 172,420 L£
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 197,939 L£
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 35,923,300 L£
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,177 L£
Monthly ticket public transport 90,983 L£
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 17,963 L£
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,100 L£
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 13,878 L£
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 62,265 L£
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 6,933 L£
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 7,817 L£
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 6,674 L£
4 rolls of toilet paper 2,702 L£
Tube of toothpaste 4,383 L£
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 15,040 L£
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 63,301 L£
2 tickets to the movies 27,767 L£
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 129,476 L£
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 109,797 L£
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 20,289 L£
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 7,910 L£
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8,891 L£
iPod nano 16GB 296,147 L£
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 478 L£
1 month of gym membership in business district 151,409 L£
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 3,403 L£
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 557 prices entered by 72 different people.
Latest price update: February 21, 2017.

Beirut position in our World Ranking

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7th
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