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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 62.77
Rent Index: 32.51
Groceries Index: 46.92
Restaurants Index: 65.52
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 47.38
Local Purchasing Power: 72.53

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.00 $
6.61
10.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $
50.00
79.31
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.95 $
7.00
9.91
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 2.00 $
1.32
3.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.15 $
2.00
4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.66 $
3.00
5.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.78 $
0.50
2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.57 $
0.33
1.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.83 $
1.33
2.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.80 $
0.50
1.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.67 $
1.00
3.00
Eggs (12) 2.76 $
2.00
4.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.41 $
5.00
10.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.37 $
6.00
10.00
Apples (1kg) 2.25 $
1.99
3.00
Oranges (1kg) 1.38 $
1.00
2.00
Tomato (1kg) 1.25 $
1.00
2.00
Potato (1kg) 0.93 $
0.67
1.00
Lettuce (1 head) 0.86 $
0.66
1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.71 $
0.66
1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 $
6.63
15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.21 $
1.00
1.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.96 $
1.50
2.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.00 $
2.00
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) 6.15 $
2.40
7.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.00 $
1.32
3.35
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 $
9.60
30.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.15 $
1.00
1.25
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,250.00 $
11,647.25
30,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 141.58 $
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) 55.34 $
40.00
80.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 73.35 $
60.00
100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.33 $
12.00
20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
9.00
10.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 70.56 $
50.00
80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.27 $
39.77
99.83
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 114.10 $
79.71
150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 118.69 $
80.00
160.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 999.05 $
800.00
1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 563.22 $
400.00
660.94
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,225.59 $
1,500.00
3,304.69
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,082.91 $
750.00
1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,812.50 $
5,000.00
7,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,272.64 $
2,000.00
3,000.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,199.05 $
991.41
1,500.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.71
6.00
8.00

These data are based on 669 entries in the past 18 months from 67 different contributors.

Last update: May, 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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