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Cost of Living in Beirut

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 65.32
Rent Index: 35.29
Groceries Index: 48.97
Restaurants Index: 64.29
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 50.62
Local Purchasing Power: 48.39
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $ 7.47-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 53.00 $ 40.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 6.65-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.00 $ 1.20-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 2.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.67 $ 2.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.71 $ 0.50-2.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.46 $ 0.30-1.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.87 $ 6.81-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.76 $ 0.45-1.21
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.92 $ 0.75-1.21
Eggs (12) 2.99 $ 2.00-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.34 $ 2.72-3.63
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.70 $ 2.72-4.54
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.37 $ 4.52-6.35
Apples (1 lb) 0.77 $ 0.45-0.91
Banana (1 lb) 0.56 $ 0.45-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.54 $ 0.45-0.91
Tomato (1 lb) 0.55 $ 0.45-0.91
Potato (1 lb) 0.40 $ 0.27-0.50
Onion (1 lb) 0.40 $ 0.30-0.50
Lettuce (1 head) 0.91 $ 0.50-1.33
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.69 $ 0.60-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $ 8.00-13.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.23 $ 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.88 $ 1.34-3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.16 $ 2.00-2.50
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.33 $ 1.30-1.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 45.00 $ 30.00-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.61 $ 5.00-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $ 1.61-2.86
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 16.55 $ 12.00-25.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.99 $ 2.65-3.22
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $ 17,500.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,005.73 $ 18,000.00-28,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 136.06 $ 90.67-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 $ 0.20-0.40
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.14 $ 27.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 72.99 $ 40.00-129.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.19 $ 15.00-33.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $ 8.64-11.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 381.87 $ 326.00-500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,722.17 $ 2,495.70-8,500.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.75 $ 50.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.18 $ 30.00-70.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 123.88 $ 85.00-150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 157.85 $ 100.00-250.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,100.13 $ 697.95-1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 542.32 $ 400.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,379.31 $ 1,200.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 995.23 $ 700.00-1,300.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 473.21 $ 325.16-650.32
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 184.01 $ 139.35-232.26
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,070.71 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.74 5.00-10.00

Prices in Beirut, Lebanon

These data are based on 1603 entries in the past 18 months from 136 different contributors.
Last update: May 2017
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Cost of living in Beirut is 34.68% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 763.59$ and for four person family at 2,708.59$ (without rent).
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6 Comments so far

#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!
#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.