Cost of living in Libya

Summary of cost of living in Libya

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 4,900 Dinar
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,577 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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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 15 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 10 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 10 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.294 Dinar
12 eggs, large 15 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.471 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4.000 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 9 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.353 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 3.500 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.000 Dinar
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 700 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 500 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 700 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 500 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 300 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 300 Dinar
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 125 Dinar
40” flat screen tv 400 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 200 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 7 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 20 Dinar
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 120 Dinar
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 70 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 120 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 250 Dinar
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 40,000 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas -
Monthly ticket public transport 100 Dinar
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 20 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 10 Dinar
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 7 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 10 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 8 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 10 Dinar
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 20 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 40 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 6 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.500 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.000 Dinar
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,200 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.100 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 50 Dinar
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 6.000 Dinar

Map of Cost of Living in Libya

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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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