Cost of living in Beirut, Lebanon

Summary of cost of living in Beirut

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 10,061,304 L£
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,316,110 L£
  • 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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List of prices in Beirut, Lebanon. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 44,813 L£
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 21,383 L£
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 17,754 L£
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 6,377 L£
12 eggs, large 11,154 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4,366 L£
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 17,598 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4,805 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2,766 L£
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4,471 L£
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 26,084 L£
2 liters of coca-cola 4,852 L£
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,914 L£
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,687,550 L£
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,571,670 L£
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 329,004 L£
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,949,830 L£
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,573,040 L£
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 341,220 L£
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 97,062 L£
40” flat screen tv 997,935 L£
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 437,112 L£
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 35,116 L£
Hourly rate for cleaning help 17,777 L£
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 207,210 L£
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 89,263 L£
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 193,924 L£
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 182,984 L£
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 84,230,500 L£
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,390 L£
Monthly ticket public transport 188,505 L£
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 32,366 L£
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 9,888 L£
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 14,530 L£
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 108,723 L£
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 13,917 L£
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 17,343 L£
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 15,231 L£
4 rolls of toilet paper 6,675 L£
Tube of toothpaste 10,209 L£
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 22,440 L£
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 103,584 L£
2 tickets to the movies 44,450 L£
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 152,074 L£
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 157,065 L£
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 26,816 L£
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11,280 L£
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 15,352 L£
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,374,030 L£
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 678 L£
1 month of gym membership in business district 217,573 L£
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 9,867 L£
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 716 prices entered by 44 different people.
Latest price update: March 05, 2021

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