Travel budget in Lebanon

Lebanon: calculate your travel budget

Lebanon: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Lebanon for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 35 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 5.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 989* (1355620 £)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 127 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3446* (4722396 £)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 140 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 50 per person
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 23 per person

Total budget:

$ 5081* (6963782 £)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Lebanon in 2020

Cost of living: Lebanon VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Lebanon in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Lebanon by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Lebanon compared to the national average.

Cities /Lebanon View Details
Beirut 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Beirut
Halba 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Halba
Tripoli (Lebanon) 11% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Tripoli (Lebanon)
Sidon 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sidon

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Local prices in Lebanon by expense type

Lebanon: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Lebanon costs 30% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 12/person
($ 6 to $ 28)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 29/person
($ 20 to $ 57)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.8/person
($ 6.9 to $ 12)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3.7 for 500ml
($ 1.8 to $ 8.2)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.5 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 4.4)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.2/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 6.7)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
($ 0.6 to $ 3.3)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 2.6)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Lebanon: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Lebanon costs 33% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 38/night
($ 32 to $ 42)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 113/night
($ 55 to $ 336)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 141/night
($ 85 to $ 339)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 138/night
($ 84 to $ 223)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 192/night
($ 143 to $ 262)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 58/month
($ 54 to $ 61)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 98/month
($ 67 to $ 141)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 168/month
($ 122 to $ 298)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 94/month
($ 61 to $ 126)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 296/month
($ 152 to $ 769)

67% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Lebanon: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Lebanon costs 21% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.5/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 3.7)

163% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 4.4)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 7.3)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.3/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 6.7)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 12/kg
($ 4.4 to $ 23)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.5/kg
($ 6.5 to $ 11)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 6.7)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 6.8)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 6.5)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 4.8)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 1.2/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 2.5)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.6 to $ 2.7)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 14/kg
($ 9.9 to $ 23)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Lebanon: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Lebanon is 12% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.4/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 3.8)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 75/month
($ 44 to $ 141)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.3/km
($ 1.1 to $ 5.5)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 6.7
($ 2.9 to $ 12)

88% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 39/24hrs
($ 23 to $ 112)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Lebanon: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Lebanon costs 8% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 159/month
($ 107 to $ 352)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.4/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.7)

184% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 64/month
($ 40 to $ 167)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 857/month
($ 554 to $ 3905)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 451/month
($ 331 to $ 3126)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1792/month
($ 1101 to $ 7289)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 858/month
($ 554 to $ 5478)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 76/month
($ 26 to $ 134)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 428/month
($ 278 to $ 2592)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1054
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6005/yr
($ 3872 to $ 43268)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18546

Lebanon: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Lebanon is 23% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 12/ticket
($ 9.9 to $ 18)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 29/hr
($ 9.6 to $ 45)

61% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Lebanon: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Lebanon is 17% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.7/pack
($ 2.4 to $ 17)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 75
($ 38 to $ 112)

47% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 55
($ 32 to $ 101)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Trainers
Trainers
$ 131
($ 72 to $ 223)

56% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 122
($ 57 to $ 189)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

Plane ticket budget

London → Beirut
London → Beirut
London → Beirut
$ 418
(fair price: $ 352)
Montreal → Beirut
Montreal → Beirut
Montreal → Beirut
$ 989
(fair price: $ 868)
Manchester → Beirut
Manchester → Beirut
Manchester → Beirut
$ 469
(fair price: $ 383)
New York City → Beirut
New York City → Beirut
New York City → Beirut
$ 891
(fair price: $ 792)
Los Angeles → Beirut
Los Angeles  → Beirut
Los Angeles  → Beirut
$ 958
(fair price: $ 831)
Dublin → Beirut
Dublin → Beirut
Dublin → Beirut
$ 425
(fair price: $ 349)
Sydney → Beirut
Sydney → Beirut
Sydney → Beirut
$ 1299
(fair price: $ 1145)
Toronto (Ontario) → Beirut
Toronto (Ontario) → Beirut
Toronto (Ontario) → Beirut
$ 1176
(fair price: $ 956)
Edinburgh → Beirut
Edinburgh → Beirut
Edinburgh → Beirut
$ 514
(fair price: $ 413)
Melbourne → Beirut
Melbourne → Beirut
Melbourne → Beirut
$ 1301
(fair price: $ 1157)
Perth → Beirut
Perth → Beirut
Perth → Beirut
$ 1303
(fair price: $ 1156)
Auckland → Beirut
Auckland → Beirut
Auckland → Beirut
$ 1763
(fair price: $ 1583)

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About the information on the cost of living in Lebanon

The information about the cost of living in Lebanon shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Lebanon updated on 06-04-2020.

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