Beirut, the capital of Lebanon is a vibrant, welcoming city with a beautiful coastline, amazing food and plenty to see and do. We spent two nights in the city and found it a really affordable destination to travel to. Here is a breakdown of our expenses from our time in Beirut which will hopefully assist with information about the cost of travelling in Beirut and help with planning your trip to Beirut and Lebanon.
We’ve broken down the costs of our various expenses below. We converted all the prices into Australian Dollars at the time and so please note that all of the below prices are in AUD and will need to be converted into your own currency.
- Two nights at Le Bristol Beirut Hotel = $360
- Tip to porter = $5
- Uber = $4.97
- Sim card & data = $54
- Water (3x 2L bottles) & bag of chips from store = $2
- Sharmwama = $4.50
- 2x Juices on Corniche + tip = $15
- Dinner at Barbar‘s (Falafel, mixed grill platter and soft drinks) = $30
- Coffee & bottle of water in Cafe on Corniche = $9
- Fatteh, shisha and tea at cafe on Nejmeh Square = $23
- Uber = $5.50
- Late lunch at T-Marbouta restaurant on Hamra Street (mezzes, beer and water) = $27
- Uber = $6
- Happy hour drinks (3 rounds) & cheese at Bay Rock Cafe Raouche Rocks = $40
- Uber = $4.90
- Breakfast at airport = $30.
We spent $620.87 for three days and two nights in Beirut. We landed at 10am on the first day and departed at 8am on the third day.
Our flights to Beirut were included in our SYD-SIN-DXB-BEI flights on the way there and on the way to Cairo we flew with Middle Eastern Airlines were $181.51 each so they came to $363.02 in total.
Beirut was only ever planned as a stopover for us enroute to Egypt and Jordan, however we loved it so much that we will defnitely return. From our brief research into Lebanon we found that day tours are quite expensive and there is very limited public transport, so that is something to keep in mind when visiting Lebanon.
We found that the majority of expenses in Beirut were really affordable, especially ubers and food. Most sites were free to visit and we spent most of our time exploring the city on foot. There was a large range of accommodation options and Le Bristol was a great hotel and one of the more affordable five star hotels, however we felt nothing was lacking for the price!
Hopefully this article about the cost of travelling in Beirut will assist in planning your trip. Let us know if you’re planning a visit to Lebanon!