Travel budget in Libya

Libya: calculate your travel budget

Libya: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 2.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 454* (602 LYD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1227* (1596 LYD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • NC
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 2319* (3024 LYD)

* 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 Libya in 2020

Cost of living: Libya VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Libya 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 Libya by city

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

Cities /Libya View Details
Benghazi 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Benghazi
Misratah 14% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Misratah

Local prices in Libya by expense type

Libya: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Libya costs 39% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8.8/person
($ 5.4 to $ 16)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 20/person
($ 12 to $ 28)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.6/person
($ 5.7 to $ 9.9)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2/cup
($ 1.6 to $ 3.8)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 1.2 to $ 1.9)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Libya: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Libya is 20% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.9/litre
($ 2.3 to $ 3.5)

225% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 1)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 3/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 3.8)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.8/12 eggs
($ 2.7 to $ 6.1)

57% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 17/kg
($ 12 to $ 40)

52% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 15/kg
($ 9.2 to $ 18)

64% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 7.2/kg
($ 4.5 to $ 9.9)

51% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 6.9)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 3.8)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 3.1)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.6/salad
($ 0.7 to $ 3.1)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 24/kg
($ 20 to $ 29)

89% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Libya: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Libya costs 30% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.7/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 40/month
($ 24 to $ 40)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.3/km
($ 1.2 to $ 3.8)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.1/litre
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

84% less 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)
$ 3.8
($ 3.8 to $ 3.8)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 36/24hrs
($ 36 to $ 36)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Libya: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Libya costs 48% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 46/month
($ 26 to $ 66)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 76/month
($ 28 to $ 155)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 537/month
($ 384 to $ 766)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1391
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 317/month
($ 231 to $ 384)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1111
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1134/month
($ 613 to $ 1531)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2242
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 633/month
($ 422 to $ 766)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1763
Gym
Gym
$ 53/month
($ 32 to $ 93)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 108/month
($ 33 to $ 461)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 971
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2462/yr
($ 919 to $ 3827)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17203

Libya: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Libya is 39% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7.6/ticket
($ 3.8 to $ 12)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 36/hr
($ 16 to $ 54)

117% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Libya: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Libya is 79% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.6/pack
($ 6.1 to $ 11)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 95
($ 59 to $ 155)

103% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 102
($ 59 to $ 216)

163% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 143
($ 78 to $ 231)

78% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 158
($ 66 to $ 231)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

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About the information on the cost of living in Libya

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

Information about cost of living in Libya updated on 09-01-2020.

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