Cost of Living in Beirut

Summary about cost of living in Beirut, Lebanon:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20,250.00 L£ 15,000.00-45,391.01
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100,000.00 L£ 60,000.00-300,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15,130.34 L£ 15,000.00-22,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6,000.00 L£ 3,000.00-15,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8,000.00 L£ 6,000.00-15,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 7,769.00 L£ 3,000.00-13,617.30
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2,791.91 L£ 1,815.64-5,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 931.86 L£ 500.00-2,000.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 21,256.45 L£ 11,356.24-30,283.30
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1,428.07 L£ 850.49-4,535.93
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,469.68 L£ 1,360.78-4,535.93
Eggs (regular) (12) 8,195.14 L£ 4,000.00-12,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8,642.88 L£ 3,431.51-18,143.72
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9,415.53 L£ 5,443.11-13,726.03
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19,278.58 L£ 11,339.82-29,483.54
Apples (1 lb) 2,120.80 L£ 907.19-2,948.35
Banana (1 lb) 2,035.42 L£ 1,020.58-3,175.15
Oranges (1 lb) 1,664.56 L£ 907.19-2,267.96
Tomato (1 lb) 1,661.10 L£ 680.39-2,267.96
Potato (1 lb) 1,151.25 L£ 680.39-1,814.37
Onion (1 lb) 1,344.70 L£ 680.39-2,058.90
Lettuce (1 head) 2,504.59 L£ 1,000.00-4,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,688.82 L£ 756.52-2,500.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25,000.00 L£ 13,000.00-50,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3,629.50 L£ 1,513.03-6,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5,335.81 L£ 2,500.00-10,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7,500.00 L£ 5,500.00-12,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3,000.00 L£ 1,513.03-4,539.10
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 104,347.83 L£ 75,000.00-181,564.02
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8,000.00 L£ 5,000.00-15,130.34
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4,869.98 L£ 3,218.69-12,174.96
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22,695.50 L£ 15,000.00-37,825.84
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,309.37 L£ 4,410.14-8,591.18
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,286,737.07 L£ 27,234,603.05-45,391,005.09
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,282,664.92 L£ 27,234,603.05-37,825,837.58
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 236,242.13 L£ 151,303.35-425,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 656.41 L£ 375.00-1,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 77,903.41 L£ 50,429.41-151,303.35
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 113,810.66 L£ 70,000.00-225,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 40,572.12 L£ 30,000.00-50,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15,130.34 L£ 15,000.00-25,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 614,880.39 L£ 400,000.00-983,471.78
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,221,360.37 L£ 5,000,000.00-17,500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 111,287.76 L£ 50,000.00-302,606.70
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 96,210.63 L£ 45,391.01-200,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 229,618.91 L£ 121,042.68-453,910.05
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 187,480.72 L£ 100,000.00-350,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,376,052.70 L£ 800,000.00-2,500,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 675,820.50 L£ 453,910.05-1,059,123.45
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,768,017.75 L£ 1,500,000.00-5,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,239,981.16 L£ 900,000.00-1,966,943.55
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 557,457.30 L£ 421,692.73-836,120.40
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 239,819.16 L£ 147,592.45-351,410.61
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,252,113.12 L£
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.57 5.00-12.00

Prices in Beirut

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Last update: December 2020
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8 Comments so far
Wael Darian on Aug 28, 2020:
.These are grossly wrong! Much more expensive for all items.

.All the prices you see above should be quadrupled because of the economic crisis and the dollar exchange issue.

.Its not so real some item are more expensive and other are cheaper
rent is more expensive private school more expensive electricity alone will cost around 200 dollar
food are 60% more expensive than mentioned restaurant you will find some less expensive and some are really to much expensive i have lived in three country so far Lebanon is the most expensive country with no work opportunity or really low salary medical insurance is really expensive and some Lebanese people die on the door of hospital because they cannot afford it 90% of Lebanese people are living aboard
if you have money to spend you will find the luxury life really easy to access with wonderful nightlife beach you can pass from sea to snow in 2 hours maximum
as a conclusion Lebanon is a great country but its so corrupted .

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.Corruption in the government is the problem.
Allah on May 02, 2020:
All the prices you see above should be quadrupled because of the economic crisis and the dollar exchange issue.
Anonymous on Jan 18, 2020:
These are grossly wrong! Much more expensive for all items.
Anonymous on Sep 12, 2018:
I have priced the internet monthly cost of 60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, for 200$ as a logical estimation since the top speed provided is 4 Mbps for Cable/ADSL, and 50 Mbps for fiber internet which is only provided in packages with limited consumption (example: 50mpbs, 1TB limit, for 160$ per month)
Shame
jimmy on Jun 10, 2018:
its not so real some item are more expensive and other are cheaper
rent is more expensive private school more expensive electricity alone will cost around 200 dollar
food are 30% more expensive than mentioned restaurant you will find some less expensive and some are really to much expensive i have lived in three country so far lebanon is the most expensive country with no work opportunity or really low salary medical insurance is really expensive and some lebanese people die on the door of hospital because they cannot affoared it 80% of lebanese people are living aboard
if you have money to spend you will find the luxury life really easy to access with wonderful nightlife beach you can pass from sea to snow in 2 hours maximum
as a conclusion lebanon is a great country but its so corapted .
Anonymous on Aug 08, 2017:
Damn these are pretty cheap prices. Lebanon is one of the most expensive places to live in while getting dirt cheap salaries.
anonmous on Jun 22, 2017:
lol all these rates are wrong! to make it easier for everyone , add 40% to all prices mentioned above
Anonymous on Jan 21, 2017:
Excuse me? But in which restaurent will you find water pepsi and beer for such price?! They are way higher!