Cost of living in Beirut, Lebanon

Summary of cost of living in Beirut

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 101,086,405 L£ [BM] (11,443,281 L£)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 48,452,164 L£ [BM] (5,484,928 L£)
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Beirut
Current as of Sep 2021.

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Food Update prices
LBP LBPX
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 72,585 L£ (72,585 L£ [BM])
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 30,429 L£ (30,429 L£ [BM])
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 27,123 L£ (27,123 L£ [BM])
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 6,901 L£ (6,901 L£ [BM])
12 eggs, large 12,824 L£ (12,824 L£ [BM])
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5,020 L£ (5,020 L£ [BM])
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 19,953 L£ (19,953 L£ [BM])
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 6,063 L£ (6,063 L£ [BM])
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3,733 L£ (3,733 L£ [BM])
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7,010 L£ (7,010 L£ [BM])
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 28,012 L£ (28,012 L£ [BM])
2 liters of coca-cola 6,235 L£ (6,235 L£ [BM])
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 11,468 L£ (11,468 L£ [BM])
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Housing Update prices
LBP LBPX
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,565,150 L£ (4,565,150 L£ [BM])
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,271,620 L£ (2,271,620 L£ [BM])
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 332,233 L£ (332,233 L£ [BM])
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,949,830 L£ (2,949,830 L£ [BM])
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,006,090 L£ (2,006,090 L£ [BM])
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 341,220 L£ (341,220 L£ [BM])
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 101,714 L£ (101,714 L£ [BM])
40” flat screen tv 1,086,250 L£ (1,086,250 L£ [BM])
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 437,112 L£ (437,112 L£ [BM])
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 42,722 L£ (42,722 L£ [BM])
Hourly rate for cleaning help 22,421 L£ (22,421 L£ [BM])
Clothes Update prices
LBP LBPX
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 236,949 L£ (236,949 L£ [BM])
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 158,558 L£ (158,558 L£ [BM])
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 372,609 L£ (372,609 L£ [BM])
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 414,989 L£ (414,989 L£ [BM])
Transportation Update prices
LBP LBPX
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 84,474,400 L£ (84,474,400 L£ [BM])
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,523 L£ (1,523 L£ [BM])
Monthly ticket public transport 207,201 L£ (207,201 L£ [BM])
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 34,133 L£ (34,133 L£ [BM])
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Personal Care Update prices
LBP LBPX
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 13,667 L£ (13,667 L£ [BM])
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 13,049 L£ (13,049 L£ [BM])
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 188,610 L£ (188,610 L£ [BM])
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 24,641 L£ (24,641 L£ [BM])
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 20,401 L£ (20,401 L£ [BM])
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 23,448 L£ (23,448 L£ [BM])
4 rolls of toilet paper 6,786 L£ (6,786 L£ [BM])
Tube of toothpaste 10,556 L£ (10,556 L£ [BM])
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 30,058 L£ (30,058 L£ [BM])
Entertainment Update prices
LBP LBPX
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 99,583 L£ (99,583 L£ [BM])
2 tickets to the movies 44,106 L£ (44,106 L£ [BM])
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 353,120 L£ (353,120 L£ [BM])
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 160,333 L£ (160,333 L£ [BM])
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 35,908 L£ (35,908 L£ [BM])
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12,621 L£ (12,621 L£ [BM])
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 21,343 L£ (21,343 L£ [BM])
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,374,030 L£ (1,374,030 L£ [BM])
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 790 L£ (790 L£ [BM])
1 month of gym membership in business district 194,147 L£ (194,147 L£ [BM])
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 12,445 L£ (12,445 L£ [BM])
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 545 prices entered by 35 different people.
Latest price update: September 19, 2021

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