Travel budget and cost of living in Lebanon how much does a trip cost?

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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:

  • $ 26 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 5.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 841* (1204322 £)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 103 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 10.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 2987* (4277168 £)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 128 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 45 per person
  • $ 39 per person
  • $ 22 per person

Total budget:

$ 4673* (6692504 £)

* 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 2019

Cost of living: Lebanon VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Lebanon in 2019 is 7% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Lebanon in 2019 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 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Beirut
Tripoli (Lebanon) 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Tripoli (Lebanon)
Sidon 14% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sidon
Halba 23% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Halba

Local prices in Lebanon by expense type

Restaurant budget in Lebanon

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Lebanon costs 30% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 10.5/person
($ 7.4 to $ 15)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 28/person
($ 20 to $ 33)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.5/person
($ 7.4 to $ 10.5)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.2 for 500ml
($ 1.4 to $ 4.9)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 3.5)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.2/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 5.3)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.5 to $ 2.3)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Lebanon

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Lebanon costs 37% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 34/night
($ 17 to $ 47)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 73/night
($ 40 to $ 168)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 133/night
($ 42 to $ 1069)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 122/night
($ 59 to $ 412)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 256
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 190/night
($ 78 to $ 1236)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 61/month
($ 44 to $ 83)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 127
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 223/month
($ 41 to $ 1161)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 156/month
($ 59 to $ 868)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 67/month
($ 23 to $ 136)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 210

Supermarket food budget in Lebanon

On average, the price of supermarket food in Lebanon costs 26% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

147% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 4.2)

24% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.2/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 16)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8/kg
($ 6.3 to $ 10)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 1.8)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.8
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 13/kg
($ 9.4 to $ 16)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Lebanon

On average, the price of transport in Lebanon is 8% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.4/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 54/month
($ 44 to $ 85)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.2/km
($ 1.4 to $ 3.5)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

31% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 6
($ 3.5 to $ 7.4)

73% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 39/24hrs
($ 23 to $ 112)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Lebanon

On average, the cost of housing in Lebanon costs 4% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 143/month
($ 76 to $ 265)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.4/min.
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

189% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 49/month
($ 33 to $ 81)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 888/month
($ 529 to $ 1266)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 470/month
($ 317 to $ 739)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1980/month
($ 1056 to $ 3163)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 917/month
($ 559 to $ 1583)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 69/month
($ 44 to $ 107)

78% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 377/month
($ 265 to $ 529)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6047/yr
($ 3691 to $ 8962)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in Lebanon

On average, budget for leisure activities in Lebanon is 23% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10.5/ticket
($ 9.4 to $ 10.5)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 27/hr
($ 15 to $ 54)

62% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Lebanon

On average, shopping budget in Lebanon is 19% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.5/pack
($ 2.2 to $ 2.6)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 76
($ 53 to $ 107)

60% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 53
($ 36 to $ 81)

40% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 112
($ 75 to $ 159)

41% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 121
($ 81 to $ 176)

21% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

London → Beirut
London → Beirut
London → Beirut
$ 496
(fair price: $ 416)
Manchester → Beirut
Manchester → Beirut
Manchester → Beirut
$ 599
(fair price: $ 484)
New York City → Beirut
New York City → Beirut
New York City → Beirut
$ 961
(fair price: $ 875)
Dublin → Beirut
Dublin → Beirut
Dublin → Beirut
$ 535
(fair price: $ 428)
Los Angeles → Beirut
Los Angeles  → Beirut
Los Angeles  → Beirut
$ 980
(fair price: $ 899)
Toronto (Ontario) → Beirut
Toronto (Ontario) → Beirut
Toronto (Ontario) → Beirut
$ 1161
(fair price: $ 880)

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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 17-03-2019.

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