Cost of living in Benghazi, Libya

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 23 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 9 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.626 Dinar
12 eggs, large 3.864 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.866 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.578 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.284 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.229 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.519 Dinar
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,184 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 631 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 42 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 900 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 472 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 35 Dinar
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 67 Dinar
40” flat screen TV 834 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 288 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 12 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 6 Dinar
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 72 Dinar
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 98 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 117 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 143 Dinar
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 37,714 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 0.167 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 47 Dinar
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2.500 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 7 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4.308 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 3.874 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 5.031 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 8 Dinar
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 41 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 14 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 20 Dinar
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 38 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 3.890 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1.924 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.077 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 51 Dinar
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 8 Dinar
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 30 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 11, 2017.

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