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Cost of Living in Beirut, Lebanon

Prices in Beirut

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 74.56
Rent Index: 38.17
Groceries Index: 58.31
Restaurants Index: 78.09
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 56.95
Local Purchasing Power: 39.95

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $
10.00
15.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
45.00
70.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.00 $
7.97
9.97
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 2.00 $
1.16
3.32
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 $
2.00
5.98
Cappuccino (regular) 3.62 $
3.00
4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.62 $
0.50
1.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.70 $
0.33
1.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.84 $
1.33
2.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.92 $
0.66
1.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.61 $
1.33
2.00
Eggs (12) 2.88 $
2.00
3.99
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.18 $
6.00
10.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.96 $
6.65
10.00
Apples (1kg) 1.96 $
1.66
2.19
Oranges (1kg) 1.78 $
1.00
2.00
Tomato (1kg) 1.37 $
1.00
2.00
Potato (1kg) 1.04 $
0.83
1.50
Lettuce (1 head) 1.03 $
0.75
1.33
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.87 $
0.66
1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $
8.00
13.28
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.04 $
1.00
1.16
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.70 $
1.50
2.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.00 $
1.66
2.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.33 $
1.09
1.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 52.23 $
50.00
65.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.65 $
3.33
7.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.32 $
2.00
4.66
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
16.62
30.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.20 $
1.06
1.30
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,500.00 $
14,945.20
20,500.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 167.71 $
121.43
200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.37 $
0.33
0.50
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.79 $
40.00
80.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 67.64 $
50.00
90.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.20 $
12.00
20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.00 $
7.97
10.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.13 $
50.00
90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.80 $
40.00
70.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 103.78 $
80.00
120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 106.76 $
83.19
132.85
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 861.20 $
600.00
1,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 542.58 $
400.00
750.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,240.68 $
1,864.18
2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,172.01 $
800.00
1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,206.92 $
5,000.00
6,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,137.29 $
1,800.00
3,000.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 999.49 $
800.00
1,495.76
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.85
5.00
6.00

These data are based on 1249 entries in the past 18 months from 113 different contributors.

Last update: April, 2014

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#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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