Cost of living in Tripoli, Lebanon

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 19,951 L£
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 14,933 L£
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5,019 L£
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,500 L£
12 eggs, large 5,002 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,014 L£
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 9,897 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,505 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 765 L£
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,500 L£
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 10,000 L£
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2,520 L£
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 376 L£
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,194,070 L£
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 602,917 L£
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 200,954 L£
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,200,000 L£
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 490,707 L£
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 150,000 L£
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 51,637 L£
40” flat screen TV 1,044,240 L£
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 494,017 L£
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 9,986 L£
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5,000 L£
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 108,533 L£
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 150,000 L£
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 121,072 L£
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 607,493 L£
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 32,840,800 L£
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,321 L£
Monthly ticket public transport 71,332 L£
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10,734 L£
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 20,000 L£
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 75,000 L£
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 30,000 L£
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 7,150 L£
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 8,080 L£
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,933 L£
Tube of toothpaste 4,467 L£
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 10,000 L£
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 51,535 L£
2 tickets to the movies 29,761 L£
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 189,074 L£
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 120,135 L£
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 19,334 L£
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10,734 L£
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5,000 L£
iPad Air 2, 64GB 1,200,000 L£
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 374 L£
1 month of gym membership in business district 111,603 L£
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 2,573 L£
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 18 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 14, 2017.

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