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:

  • /
  • $ 9.4 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 383* (1708 LYD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 10.3 per person
  • $ 8.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 1016* (4508 LYD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • NC
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 1866* (8288 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 2021

Cost of living: Libya VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Libya in 2021 is 5% less than 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 45% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Benghazi
Misratah 61% 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 51% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7.2/person
($ 3.1 to $ 16)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 20/person
($ 8 to $ 34)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.9/person
($ 5.1 to $ 8.7)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.3/cup
($ 0.5 to $ 3.7)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

76% 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 costs 12% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.5/litre
($ 1 to $ 3.7)

183% 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 $ 1.4)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 3.2)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.5/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 5.3)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.6/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 14)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.5
Apples
Apples
$ 3.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 7.9)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 2.3)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 2.3)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.2 to $ 1.4)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Libya: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Libya costs 41% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.1/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 3.6)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.2/km
($ 0.5 to $ 3.6)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.1/litre
($ 0 to $ 0.4)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.3
($ 1.1 to $ 3.7)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
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: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Libya is 32% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.8/ticket
($ 5.1 to $ 11)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 32/hr
($ 15 to $ 42)

91% 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 48% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.1/pack
($ 2.3 to $ 10.3)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 76
($ 20 to $ 147)

65% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 82
($ 27 to $ 220)

117% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38


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 23-09-2021.

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