Cost of Living in Beirut

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1409
$3439
🛋️ Without rent
$671
$1986
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$738
$1453
🍽️ Food
$400
$1044
🚐 Transport
$105
$276
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$497
😀 Quality of life
62
🏙️ Population
361K

The average cost of living in Beirut is $1409, which is in the top 31% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2924th out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 6 in Lebanon.

The median after-tax salary is $497, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months. Ranked 4870th (TOP 52%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Lebanon. With an estimated population of 361K, Beirut is the 1st largest city in Lebanon.

Why living in Beirut costs 2.8 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Beirut for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 8 km Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 25.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 657 American University of Beirut
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Prices in Beirut

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$59.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.97
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.01
 Cappuccino
$3.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$868
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$437
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1550
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1055
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$156
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$240
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.7%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3549
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1572
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.61
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.28
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.58
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.95
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.77
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.08
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.74
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.48
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.62
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.99
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.68
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.04
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.08
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.94
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.41
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.96
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$22.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$58.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$83.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$139
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$413
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5154

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