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Cost of Living in Beirut

Cost of living in Beirut is 35.40% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 768.63$ and for four person family at 2,716.54$ (without rent).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.97 $ 6.64-19.86
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 39.74-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 7.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1.16 $ 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.00 $ 2.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.17 $ 2.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.60 $ 0.50-0.75
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.44 $ 0.33-0.67
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.39 $ 5.68-9.46
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.74 $ 0.45-0.91
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.87 $ 0.60-0.91
Eggs (12) 3.42 $ 2.00-6.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.96 $ 2.10-4.08
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.88 $ 1.81-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.25 $ 4.54-5.90
Apples (1 lb) 0.91 $ 0.75-1.13
Banana (1 lb) 0.65 $ 0.45-0.90
Oranges (1 lb) 0.75 $ 0.45-1.05
Tomato (1 lb) 0.62 $ 0.45-0.79
Potato (1 lb) 0.36 $ 0.30-0.45
Onion (1 lb) 0.36 $ 0.30-0.45
Lettuce (1 head) 0.90 $ 0.70-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.68 $ 0.50-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $ 6.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.99 $ 0.66-1.30
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.00 $ 1.50-3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.00 $ 1.66-2.50
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.33 $ 1.30-1.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 $ 40.00-50.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.00 $ 6.66-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 $ 2.00-4.35
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 13.46 $ 9.60-20.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.08 $ 2.65-3.79
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,873.14 $ 20,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 140.90 $ 100.00-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.31 $ 0.25-0.36
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.08 $ 40.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 76.50 $ 50.00-110.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.35 $ 13.26-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.48 $ 8.60-10.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 87.25 $ 53.10-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.48 $ 30.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 121.70 $ 80.00-150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 149.03 $ 100.00-200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,360.34 $ 800.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 724.87 $ 497.12-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,755.59 $ 2,000.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,254.70 $ 800.00-1,750.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 464.32 $ 325.16-650.32
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 188.05 $ 153.94-232.26
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,231.89 $ 1,000.00-1,500.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.23 5.00-8.00

Prices in Beirut, Lebanon

These data are based on 1008 entries in the past 18 months from 94 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016
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5 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.

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