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Cost of Living in Beirut, Lebanon

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 66.58
Rent Index: 34.85
Groceries Index: 48.07
Restaurants Index: 69.12
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 50.42
Local Purchasing Power: 71.62

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $
6.00
17.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 52.96 $
50.00
79.31
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
7.00
8.50
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1.33 $
1.00
4.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.15 $
2.00
4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.55 $
2.00
4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.89 $
0.50
2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.60 $
0.33
1.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.70 $
5.03
7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.76 $
0.50
0.91
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.88 $
0.57
1.36
Eggs (12) 2.87 $
2.00
4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.03 $
2.27
5.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.35 $
2.72
4.54
Apples (1 lb) 1.04 $
0.90
1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 0.67 $
0.45
1.05
Tomato (1 lb) 0.58 $
0.45
0.91
Potato (1 lb) 0.39 $
0.30
0.45
Lettuce (1 head) 0.88 $
0.66
1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.68 $
0.66
0.75
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.00 $
6.63
15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.17 $
1.00
1.33
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.04 $
1.33
3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.00 $
1.60
2.50
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.33 $
0.70
1.33
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 $
40.00
50.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.50 $
3.33
7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 $
2.13
5.39
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 $
9.60
30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.11 $
3.26
4.73
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,164.08 $
11,647.25
30,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 147.66 $
103.89
200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.27 $
0.25
0.33
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 58.27 $
40.00
80.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 92.77 $
60.00
150.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.67 $
12.00
30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
9.00
10.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.25 $
60.00
85.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.86 $
39.77
75.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 114.10 $
79.71
150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 146.38 $
100.00
200.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,086.43 $
800.00
1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 561.75 $
350.00
700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,444.97 $
1,500.00
3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,112.59 $
750.00
1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 562.57 $
464.51
743.22
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 218.64 $
185.80
278.71
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,179.14 $
991.41
1,500.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.64
6.00
8.00

These data are based on 670 entries in the past 18 months from 67 different contributors.

Last update: July, 2015

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6 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Mar 13, 2015 :
Your data lacks cost of eventualities which are frequent in Lebanon. Bribery and repairs let alone the missing elements of medicine and education.
#Anonymous on Feb 01, 2015 :
With these prices you will be sick all the way
#liban on Jan 10, 2015 :
the monthly rate in brirut really more than 1 thousand dollar
#lebanese on Jun 21, 2014 :
Rent prices are too cheap in reality its more expensive !
#Rolfen on Jun 09, 2014 :
Rent prices above are too high. In reality it's cheaper.
#peter cookson on Jul 02, 2011 :
I want to be a beirutee merchant. With these prices I will be a millionaire in
One year if not six months

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