Cost of Living in Tripoli

Summary of cost of living in Tripoli, Libya:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 LD 15.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 LD 80.00-200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 20.00 LD 15.00-25.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.25 LD 2.00-7.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 LD 3.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.72 LD 1.75-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.35 LD 2.00-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.68 LD 0.50-1.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 17.60 LD 15.14-18.93
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.38 LD 0.91-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.48 LD 1.59-4.08
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.62 LD 4.80-9.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.13 LD 4.54-22.68
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.92 LD 4.08-9.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19.79 LD 15.88-24.95
Apples (1 lb) 3.92 LD 1.36-5.90
Banana (1 lb) 2.38 LD 1.81-3.63
Oranges (1 lb) 1.67 LD 1.36-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 1.19 LD 0.45-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 1.39 LD 0.45-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.34 LD 0.45-3.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.15 LD 1.00-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.14 LD 1.00-1.50
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 LD 3.00-24.20
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.19 LD 2.25-4.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.43 LD 3.00-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.50 LD 10.00-15.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.00 LD 1.00-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 LD 30.00-150.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 LD 5.00-19.36
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.63 LD 3.22-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 LD 15.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 0.57 LD 0.57-0.57
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 75,000.00 LD 60,000.00-100,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 82,928.57 LD 65,500.00-100,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 261.24 LD 100.00-726.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 46.31 LD 20.00-50.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.00 LD 50.00-180.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 128.67 LD 70.00-200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 63.04 LD 25.00-100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 25.00 LD 25.00-50.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 333.33 LD 200.00-1,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,375.00 LD 3,000.00-10,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 147.31 LD 75.00-250.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 159.00 LD 80.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 236.54 LD 150.00-400.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 284.44 LD 200.00-500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,100.00 LD 700.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 605.00 LD 400.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,291.67 LD 1,500.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,207.69 LD 850.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 630.95 LD 387.03-1,393.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 189.93 LD 139.35-371.61
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,415.00 LD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 17.50 9.75-20.00

Prices in Tripoli

This city had 342 entries in the past 12 months by 26 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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4 Comments so far
Akram Ben Ashour on Feb 02, 2024:
Hi, your estimated Data 90% is Real, Average cost of living in Libya raised up in 2024 as an inflation reached to 4.6 resulted of 1 USD exchange rate reached to 6.30 LYD in market recently.

The normal living for Family of four person need at least LYD 4,500 as monthly Expenditures without Rent, School Fees, Car Maintenance & Medical surgery costs.

We are really suffering despite our monthly income of LYD 4,900,

The poverty percentage rate in Libya raised up to %40 in 2023, but most estimated data expect to reach 55% in 2024 if exchange rate kept in this level.
Omar on Oct 24, 2022:
I find your proposed expenses very reasonable. I have a family of 3 kids and I spend as much as 6000 LYD with no rent or morgage and no travel or recreation activities what so ever !. Although my salary is around 4300 LYD I don't know how I provide for the difference :-)
Sami Albaroni on May 14, 2021:
Hi, I find the expenses above are not accurate at all.
I have a family of 6, can live comfortably with average 3 - 4000LD .
J.Z on Jul 15, 2020:
Please note that the average U.S. dollar exchange rate in Libya is around 5.85LYD to 1 U.S.D.

Due to the on going civil war in Libya, most Libyans are living in extreme poverty.

The cost of living is extremely high for most.

Please revise your estimations to current conditions in Libya.