Cost of living in Lebanon

Summary of cost of living in Lebanon

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 108,143,153 L£
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 49,952,144 L£
  • 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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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 388,030 L£
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 470,824 L£
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 225,272 L£
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 30,000 L£
12 eggs, large 259,754 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 84,921 L£
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 84,645 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 145,074 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 35,088 L£
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 33,672 L£
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 117,956 L£
2 liters of coca-cola 90,649 L£
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 65,733 L£
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 7,000,000 L£
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 957,312 L£
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 4,000,000 L£
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,439,230 L£
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 3,419,210 L£
40” flat screen tv 20,406,400 L£
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 4,007,130 L£
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 491,854 L£
Hourly rate for cleaning help 489,147 L£
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,392,260 L£
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 539,226 L£
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,513,810 L£
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,209,940 L£
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 224,972,000 L£
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 40,410 L£
Monthly ticket public transport -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 267,677 L£
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 577,783 L£
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 2,146,630 L£
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 316,379 L£
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 80,946 L£
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 393,278 L£
4 rolls of toilet paper 108,927 L£
Tube of toothpaste 39,096 L£
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 329,095 L£
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 283,194 L£
2 tickets to the movies 1,102,940 L£
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 400,000 L£
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 6,428,420 L£
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 169,613 L£
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 272,618 L£
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 194,228 L£
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,872,930 L£
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 6,862 L£
1 month of gym membership in business district 483,425 L£
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 204,691 L£

Map of Cost of Living in Lebanon


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

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