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:

  • /
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 2.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 434* (574 LYD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1167* (1540 LYD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • NC
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 2168* (2856 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 2019

Cost of living: Libya VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Libya in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Libya in 2019 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 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Benghazi
Misratah 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Misratah

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Local prices in Libya by expense type

Restaurant budget in Libya

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Libya costs 40% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7.6/person
($ 6.1 to $ 13)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 16/person
($ 12 to $ 28)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.6/person
($ 6.1 to $ 12)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.8/cup
($ 0.7 to $ 3.5)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.6/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.9)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Supermarket food budget in Libya

On average, the price of supermarket food in Libya is 12% more expensive than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2.9/litre
($ 2.2 to $ 3.8)

222% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.6/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 3.5)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.1/12 eggs
($ 3.1 to $ 6.1)

69% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 16/kg
($ 9.1 to $ 28)

42% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 12/kg
($ 4.5 to $ 17)

32% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 6.8/kg
($ 3.8 to $ 9.1)

44% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 3.8)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 2.6)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.3)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.3/salad
($ 0.7 to $ 2.3)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 22/kg
($ 16 to $ 28)

75% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Libya

On average, the price of transport in Libya costs 29% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.7/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 0.7)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 39/month
($ 24 to $ 39)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.3/km
($ 1.6 to $ 3.1)

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

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.8
($ 3.8 to $ 3.8)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 36/24hrs
($ 36 to $ 36)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Libya

On average, the cost of housing in Libya costs 56% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 33/month
($ 16 to $ 47)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 40/month
($ 16 to $ 85)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 529/month
($ 305 to $ 913)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1375
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 352/month
($ 229 to $ 533)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1082
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 933/month
($ 610 to $ 1370)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2231
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 598/month
($ 382 to $ 762)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1741
Gym
Gym
$ 48/month
($ 32 to $ 75)

21% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 132/month
($ 33 to $ 286)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2195/yr
($ 913 to $ 3043)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18231

Leisure activity budget in Libya

On average, budget for leisure activities in Libya is 14% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7.6/ticket
($ 3.8 to $ 7.6)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 28/hr
($ 7.6 to $ 54)

68% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Libya

On average, shopping budget in Libya is 70% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.6/pack
($ 6.1 to $ 10.6)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 84
($ 58 to $ 138)

79% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 102
($ 58 to $ 192)

174% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 122
($ 61 to $ 192)

55% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 146
($ 77 to $ 229)

43% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 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 09-07-2019.

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