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Beirut, Mohafazat Beyrouth, Lebanon

How much does it cost to travel to Beirut?

You should plan to spend around $13 (L£201,923) per day on your vacation in Beirut. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $4.24 (L£63,732) on meals
  • $2.63 (L£39,518) on local transportation
  • $15 (L£225,080) on hotels

A one week trip to Beirut for two people costs, on average, $188 (L£2,826,926). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $13
    201,923
  • One Week Per person
    $94
    1,413,463
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $188
    2,826,926
  • One Month Per person
    $403
    6,057,699
  • One Week For a couple
    $188
    2,826,926
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $377
    5,653,852
  • One Month For a couple
    $807
    12,115,398
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Beirut cost?

A one week trip to Beirut usually costs around $94 (L£1,413,463) for one person and $188 (L£2,826,926) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Beirut on average costs around $188 (L£2,826,926) for one person and $377 (L£5,653,852) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Beirut will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Beirut on average costs around $403 (L£6,057,699) for one person and $807 (L£12,115,398) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Beirut has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Beirut expensive to visit?

Beirut is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Lebanon, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Beirut in depth.

Within the Middle East, Beirut is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in the Middle East for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Beirut.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Beirut Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Beirut?

The average Beirut trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Beirut travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 225,080 ($15)
Local Transportation 1 39,518 ($3)
Food 2 63,732 ($4)
Entertainment 1 23,567 ($2)
Alcohol 2 10,357 - 31,072 ($1 - 2)
Accommodation Budget in Beirut
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Beirut is $7.49 (L£112,540). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Beirut is $15 (L£225,080). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $7.49
    112,540
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $15
    225,080

Hotel Prices in Beirut

Looking for a hotel in Beirut? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.

 

Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Beirut based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $81. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Beirut
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Beirut is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $2.63 (L£39,518) per person, per day, on local transportation in Beirut.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $2.63
    39,518

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Flights to Beirut
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Rental Cars in Beirut
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Food Budget in Beirut
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Beirut can vary, the average cost of food in Beirut is $4.24 (L£63,732) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Beirut should cost around $1.70 (L£25,493) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Beirut is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $4.24
    63,732

Recommended


Entertainment Budget in Beirut
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Beirut typically cost an average of $1.57 (L£23,567) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $1.57
    23,567

Recommended Activities


Alcohol Budget in Beirut
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $1.38 (L£20,715) on alcoholic beverages in Beirut per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $1.38
    20,715

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Beirut On a Budget
Beirut Beirut, Lebanon
Some travelers are seeking the hustle, bustle and posh atmosphere that only comes from a big city. Those travelers should have Beirut, Lebanon at the top of their list. The capital city is jam packed with 2.1 million people that are constantly on the go. As the commercial and financial hub of Lebanon, this city is fast-paced, fashion conscious and always ready for a night on the town.
Sights
Beirut is the only major city in the whole of Lebanon and houses museums, historical sites and gorgeous building structures for tourists to visit.

For a touch of class and sophistication, spend an afternoon browsing the Beirut Art Center. As this region is quickly becoming the art capital of the Middle East, you'll want to be sure to check out the rotating exhibitions in this museum. They always offer an amazing and unusual experience.

If you're looking for an afternoon away from the hustle and bustle, there are several beach clubs along the coast ready for your relaxation. This sandy stretch of land is covered in rocky coves, outdoor terraces and sunbathers as far as the eye can see.

To cap off a long day of sightseeing, take an evening stroll along the Corniche. Walk along and just watch the city jet by. Relax with the waves and seagulls soaring above as you sip on some mango juice. This is a must, even if you only have a limited amount of time. If you're looking for more ideas for things to do, read how to spend one day in Beirut, which includes a map and plenty of activities and sights to see.
Neighborhoods
Beirut is a large city comprised of 13 districts. There is something for everyone in each of these divisions from the historical and religious sites of the Downtown district, to the boutiques in the commercial area of Hamra, to the art deco shops of Clemenceau.

Activities
For a more physical adventure, many travelers enjoy exploring Jeita Grotto. This compound of crystallized caves is a stunning sight for anyone who ventures in for a peek.

And for the best view of the whole of the city, take a trip in the Beirut Balloon. This thirty-passenger helium balloon offers tourist the most unique angle of Beirut.

But most travelers are in Beirut to experience the posh lifestyle. For starters, you can spend the afternoon shopping at the Souk El Tayeb. Beirut's most famous farmers market features dozens of growers, producers and artisans every Saturday. While you're there your shopping list should include local olive oil, tomatoes and cheeses.

Absolutely no trip to Beirut is complete without a full night out. Remember "mashroob," the word used for "drink." You'll need it. In Gemmayzeh, Beirut's cocktail district, you'll easily find a bar for every group and goal. Want to have a few and enjoy some live music? There's a place for that. Want to dance the night away? There's a place for that. Want to drink until you forget? Beirut can accommodate.
Food and Dining
You will not go hungry in Beirut. Any and all tastes are covered given the bustling metropolis atmosphere. They are ready to feed all tourists.

The traditional Lebanese food mixes Arab, Turkish and Mediterranean influences that will surely delight any and all foodies. One of the signature dishes you'll want to try is the Lebanese Mezze. It's made up of thirty different hot and cold dishes including Tabboule - a parsley salad with mint, tomatoes, spring onions, olive oil and lemon juice - and Fattouch. It also comes with hummus, muhammara - a dip made from red peppers, walnuts, bread crumbs, olive oil, pomegranate molasses, lemon juice, onions, garlic and spices - and even more all served up with the essential Lebanese pita bread.

Transportation
Given that Beirut is a busy city, there are plenty of ways to get around town. There are two different types of buses running through the city - blue and white city buses, and red and white minibuses. The routes are constantly changing, however, and many companies don't provide information on changes. So using the bus can be a bit complicated. But this information might help on how to figure it all out.

There are also two types of taxis - taxis you hail and taxis you book in advance. The hail taxis may be the most convenient way to travel in Beirut, but be sure you tell your driver the nearest landmark to your destination, not actual addresses.

Driving yourself around the city isn't recommended. Traffic is very heavy, dangerous and nearly impossible during rush hour. If you're simply traveling within districts, waking is still the best mode of transportation.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.