Cost of living in Lebanon

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 33,667 L£
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 13,841 L£
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 7,105 L£
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,174 L£
12 eggs, large 4,981 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,934 L£
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7,909 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,197 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,289 L£
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,067 L£
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 17,565 L£
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2,222 L£
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,139 L£
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,984,960 L£
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,146,530 L£
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 229,397 L£
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,229,270 L£
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 707,458 L£
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 133,685 L£
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 78,714 L£
40” flat screen TV 622,220 L£
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 197,849 L£
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 16,666 L£
Hourly rate for cleaning help 9,167 L£
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 115,279 L£
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 93,548 L£
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 168,730 L£
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 211,067 L£
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 30,120,300 L£
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,407 L£
Monthly ticket public transport 85,276 L£
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,393 L£
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 16,506 L£
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 68,389 L£
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 4,500 L£
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 6,693 L£
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 6,796 L£
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,194 L£
Tube of toothpaste 5,055 L£
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 17,581 L£
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 60,508 L£
2 tickets to the movies 27,888 L£
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 183,323 L£
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 118,497 L£
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 16,290 L£
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 7,484 L£
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 7,131 L£
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 749,799 L£
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 647 L£
1 month of gym membership in business district 133,216 L£
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 3,207 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.

Are you moving to Lebanon? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

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Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Beirut costs 10,000 L£ (2 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Beirut costs 2,000,000 L£ (3 days ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Beirut costs 13,000 L£ (5 days ago)