Beirut Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Beirut is popular among cultural travelers and those interested in the region, plus it has good beaches and nightlife. It still doesn’t quite have the tourist infrastructure of many other cities in the region, so some things here can be frustratingly expensive.

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Travel Costs to Beirut

Population 2,100,000
Area 3,000,000
Timezone UTC+2
Currency Lebonese pound
Airports Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$7.52
1 USD = 89,523.3400 LBP
134 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Beirut

Beirut Hotel Seasons

Beirut Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar18.00 - 46.00
starstarstarstarstar57.00 - 119.00
starstarstarstarstar63.00 - 156.00
starstarstarstarstar76.00 - 196.00
starstarstarstarstar80.00 - 386.00

Beirut Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed10.00 - 15.00

Beirut Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
National Museum Of BeirutThis popular museum displays the history of the city.
adults
students
0.06
0.01
AUB MuseumOpen since 1868, this museum features artifacts from Lebanon and neighbouring countries.
all
0.00

Beirut Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast you can find cheap local eats, such as Mankoushé, the so-called Lebanese pizza.0.53 - 0.78
Budget lunchSandwiches and kebabs are good budget lunch options, and Western fast food is available if you're homesick.0.76 - 1.34
Budget dinnerAssuming a sit-down dinner, avoid the touristy places for the best value and authentic foods and service.1.12 - 1.90
Beer (pint)Almaza is the local lager, and it's quite cheap in many places in Beirut.0.40 - 0.56

Beirut Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center20.11 - 27.93
3km taxi ride in Beirut5.36 - 8.04
Shared taxi ride in Beirut0.02 - 1.45
Bus ride in Beirut0.34 - 0.56
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When to visit Beirut

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January61507.5
February62505.3
March65524.4
April71581.8
May75630.6
June80690.1
July84730.0
August85750.0
September83720.1
October80682.4
November72594.0
December64536.4

Beirut Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar5:41am5:50pm
21 Jun5:27am7:52pm
21 Sep6:25am6:37pm
21 Dec6:39am4:33pm

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