Travel budget in Lebanon

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Lebanon: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 34 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 5.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 961* (1364720 £)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 100 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 10.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2986* (4240544 £)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 122 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 47 per person
  • $ 39 per person
  • $ 22 per person

Total budget:

$ 4673* (6637064 £)

* 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 essentially the same as in 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 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Beirut
Halba 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Halba
Tripoli (Lebanon) 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Tripoli (Lebanon)
Sidon 13% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sidon

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Local prices in Lebanon by expense type

Restaurant budget in Lebanon

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Lebanon costs 25% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 10.6/person
($ 7.4 to $ 16)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 28/person
($ 18 to $ 33)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.5/person
($ 7.4 to $ 10.6)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3.2 for 500ml
($ 1.6 to $ 5.3)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.3 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 3.5)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.6/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 5.3)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.5 to $ 2.5)

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

66% 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 26% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 36/night
($ 32 to $ 41)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 73/night
($ 52 to $ 106)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 127/night
($ 87 to $ 236)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 125/night
($ 98 to $ 158)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 189/night
($ 139 to $ 257)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 498
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 61/month
($ 55 to $ 69)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 236/month
($ 96 to $ 533)

44% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 159/month
($ 124 to $ 217)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 70/month
($ 48 to $ 89)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 214
Family room
Family room
$ 282/month
($ 176 to $ 461)

61% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Lebanon

On average, the price of supermarket food in Lebanon costs 23% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2.3/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

157% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.1/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 4.3)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 10/kg
($ 5.3 to $ 16)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.2/kg
($ 6.3 to $ 10.6)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.2)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 2.2)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 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
($ 10.6 to $ 16)

6% 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 9% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.4/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 54/month
($ 44 to $ 107)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.2/km
($ 1.3 to $ 3.5)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 6.3
($ 3.6 to $ 7)

84% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 38/24hrs
($ 23 to $ 112)

6% 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...
$ 144/month
($ 81 to $ 226)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
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
$ 53/month
($ 36 to $ 87)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 888/month
($ 532 to $ 1274)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1375
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 481/month
($ 320 to $ 744)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1082
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1894/month
($ 1063 to $ 3185)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2231
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 917/month
($ 563 to $ 1487)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1741
Gym
Gym
$ 72/month
($ 44 to $ 128)

82% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 397/month
($ 267 to $ 563)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 5851/yr
($ 3715 to $ 8490)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18231

Leisure activity budget in Lebanon

On average, budget for leisure activities in Lebanon is 20% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10.6/ticket
($ 9.6 to $ 10.6)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 27/hr
($ 16 to $ 54)

56% 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 18% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.5/pack
($ 2.2 to $ 2.6)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 71
($ 44 to $ 107)

52% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 54
($ 39 to $ 81)

45% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 113
($ 72 to $ 161)

42% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 122
($ 81 to $ 161)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Beirut
London → Beirut
London → Beirut
$ 478
(fair price: $ 386)
Montreal → Beirut
Montreal → Beirut
Montreal → Beirut
$ 1004
(fair price: $ 897)
Manchester → Beirut
Manchester → Beirut
Manchester → Beirut
$ 570
(fair price: $ 450)
New York City → Beirut
New York City → Beirut
New York City → Beirut
$ 921
(fair price: $ 843)
Los Angeles → Beirut
Los Angeles  → Beirut
Los Angeles  → Beirut
$ 971
(fair price: $ 873)
Dublin → Beirut
Dublin → Beirut
Dublin → Beirut
$ 511
(fair price: $ 418)
Toronto (Ontario) → Beirut
Toronto (Ontario) → Beirut
Toronto (Ontario) → Beirut
$ 1081
(fair price: $ 916)
Sydney → Beirut
Sydney → Beirut
Sydney → Beirut
$ 1352
(fair price: $ 1163)
Edinburgh → Beirut
Edinburgh → Beirut
Edinburgh → Beirut
$ 641
(fair price: $ 520)
Melbourne → Beirut
Melbourne → Beirut
Melbourne → Beirut
$ 1363
(fair price: $ 1174)

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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 17-07-2019.

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