Cost of living in Lebanon

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 32,005 L£
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 12,401 L£
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 6,436 L£
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,111 L£
12 eggs, large 5,237 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,860 L£
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6,961 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,148 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,101 L£
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,295 L£
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 23,088 L£
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2,204 L£
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 977 L£
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,793,740 L£
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,081,960 L£
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 234,398 L£
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,363,960 L£
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 719,061 L£
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 431,115 L£
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 64,962 L£
40” flat screen TV 499,340 L£
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 171,274 L£
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 13,728 L£
Hourly rate for cleaning help 9,915 L£
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 108,014 L£
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 84,593 L£
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 149,501 L£
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 251,175 L£
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 27,291,000 L£
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,392 L£
Monthly ticket public transport 92,415 L£
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,197 L£
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 17,366 L£
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 78,247 L£
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7,271 L£
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5,900 L£
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 6,295 L£
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,091 L£
Tube of toothpaste 4,916 L£
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 18,423 L£
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 50,338 L£
2 tickets to the movies 27,871 L£
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 159,545 L£
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 101,492 L£
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 16,543 L£
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 8,158 L£
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 7,002 L£
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 921,232 L£
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 491 L£
1 month of gym membership in business district 120,414 L£
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 3,414 L£

Map of Cost of Living in Lebanon

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This map shows only the top cities in Lebanon. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

List of all cities available in Lebanon

Beirut Ra's Bayrut Tripoli
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Recent Prices Added

  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Beirut costs 27,000,000 L£ (4 days ago)
  • Public transport in Beirut costs 60,000 L£ (5 days ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Beirut costs 43,000,000 L£ (5 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Beirut costs 2,750 L£ (6 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Beirut costs 180,000 L£ (6 days ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Beirut costs 100,000 L£ (6 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Beirut costs 1,500 L£ (6 days ago)
  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Beirut costs 60,000 L£ (6 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Beirut costs 2,250 L£ (6 days ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Beirut costs 8,000 L£ (6 days ago)