Cost of living in Beirut, Lebanon

Summary of cost of living in Beirut

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 6,384,202 L£
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,449,731 L£
  • Cost of living in Beirut is more expensive than in 67% of cities in Middle East (7 out of 18)
  • Cost of living in Beirut is more expensive than in 69% of cities in the World (80 out of 259)

List of prices in Beirut, Lebanon. Current as of Mar 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 21,414 L£
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 13,146 L£
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 6,623 L£
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,267 L£
12 eggs, large 5,930 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,034 L£
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 8,824 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,757 L£
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,379 L£
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,066 L£
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 16,797 L£
2 liters of coca-cola 2,452 L£
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,520 L£
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,316,640 L£
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,528,770 L£
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 349,200 L£
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,505,380 L£
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 831,737 L£
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 320,852 L£
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 94,152 L£
40” flat screen tv 459,573 L£
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 210,918 L£
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 15,969 L£
Hourly rate for cleaning help 11,404 L£
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 108,808 L£
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 82,104 L£
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 182,305 L£
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 184,415 L£
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 34,012,300 L£
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,417 L£
Monthly ticket public transport 96,082 L£
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 32,751 L£
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 6,381 L£
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 12,709 L£
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 92,150 L£
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 5,214 L£
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 8,699 L£
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11,902 L£
4 rolls of toilet paper 4,996 L£
Tube of toothpaste 4,444 L£
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 14,026 L£
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 61,220 L£
2 tickets to the movies 30,485 L£
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 135,600 L£
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 88,583 L£
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 17,809 L£
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 6,488 L£
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 6,387 L£
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,132,710 L£
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 531 L£
1 month of gym membership in business district 122,336 L£
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 4,537 L£
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 952 prices entered by 51 different people.
Latest price update: March 31, 2020

Beirut position in our World Ranking

the world
80th
out of 259
middle east
7th
out of 18

Cheapest and most expensive products in Beirut compared to other cities:

the world
5th
the world
5th
middle east
1st
middle east
1st
middle east
1st
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1st

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