Cost of living in Libya

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 29 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 34 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 12 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.665 Dinar
12 eggs, large 9 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.593 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 16 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 8 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.904 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.282 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.000 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.705 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,125 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 831 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 53 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 682 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 533 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 30 Dinar
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 54 Dinar
40” flat screen TV 1,014 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 402 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 16 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 8 Dinar
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 181 Dinar
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 147 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 385 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 211 Dinar
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 40,510 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 0.198 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 55 Dinar
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 12 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 19 Dinar
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 32 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 10 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 10 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 8 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 4.638 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 6 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 5.515 Dinar
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 51 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 26 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 40 Dinar
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 178 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 6 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.351 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.000 Dinar
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.134 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 65 Dinar
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 9 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.

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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