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Cost of Living in Beirut, Lebanon

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 66.36
Rent Index: 34.75
Groceries Index: 45.55
Restaurants Index: 71.04
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 50.68
Local Purchasing Power: 74.32

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.97 $
6.00
19.86
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 $
50.00
79.31
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
7.29
9.91
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1.32 $
1.00
2.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.15 $
2.00
4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.36 $
2.00
4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.68 $
0.50
1.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.52 $
0.33
0.75
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.93 $
5.03
7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.76 $
0.50
0.91
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.95 $
0.60
1.36
Eggs (12) 2.60 $
2.00
4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.56 $
2.10
5.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.18 $
2.72
3.63
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) 0.67 $
0.60
0.75
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $
6.00
15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.15 $
1.00
1.33
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.96 $
1.33
3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.00 $
1.98
2.49
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) 6.31 $
3.33
7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 $
2.13
5.39
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 13.26 $
9.60
25.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.21 $
3.41
4.73
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $
14,000.00
30,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 139.13 $
103.89
200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.29 $
0.25
0.36
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 53.86 $
40.00
80.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 91.45 $
66.09
150.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.61 $
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) 78.82 $
60.00
99.42
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.26 $
39.77
75.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 114.50 $
79.71
150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 148.92 $
119.31
200.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,054.60 $
800.00
1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 562.86 $
497.12
660.94
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,262.42 $
1,500.00
3,304.69
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,095.28 $
750.00
1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 540.20 $
414.47
743.22
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 216.89 $
185.80
278.71
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,232.62 $
991.41
1,500.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.64
6.00
8.00

These data are based on 731 entries in the past 18 months from 72 different contributors.

Last update: August, 2015

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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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