Cost of living in Benghazi, Libya

Summary of cost of living in Benghazi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 3,801 Dinar
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,656 Dinar
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Benghazi, Libya. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 22 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 10 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5.950 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.787 Dinar
12 eggs, large 3.983 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.341 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.955 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.523 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola 2.246 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.793 Dinar
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,183 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 683 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 70 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 989 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 830 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) 84 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 31,029 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 0.167 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 92 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.) 9 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 6 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 3.874 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 4.051 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 9 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 wi-fi 128gb -
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 20 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 16, 2021

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