Cost of living in Libya

Summary of cost of living in Libya

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 8,143 Dinar
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,668 Dinar
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 30 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 17 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.993 Dinar
12 eggs, large 9 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.322 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 11 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.988 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.679 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 50 Dinar
2 liters of coca-cola 4.000 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3.308 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,122 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,109 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 298 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,839 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,358 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 252 Dinar
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 78 Dinar
40” flat screen tv 1,599 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 800 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 18 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 11 Dinar
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 195 Dinar
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 216 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 318 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 334 Dinar
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 67,372 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas -
Monthly ticket public transport 50 Dinar
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 19 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 46 Dinar
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 50 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 15 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 18 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 13 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 15 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 7 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 19 Dinar
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 70 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 20 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 183 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 20 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5.556 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 6.000 Dinar
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,982 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.060 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 234 Dinar
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 15 Dinar

Map of Cost of Living in Libya


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

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