Cost of living in Libya

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Food Price in LD
12 eggs dozen, large 12.50 LYD
1 beer pint in local shops, markets 7 LYD
1 kg of tomatoes 8.50 LYD
Full chicken 2kg 38.75 LYD
1litre 100% fruit juice 8.50 LYD
1 package of cigarettes imported brands 25 LYD
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7.50 LYD
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48.95 LYD
2.5 liters of Coca-Cola 0.95 LYD
1 Bread loaf standard 9.50 LYD
Whole fat Yogurt. 500ml 12 LYD
1x6 pack Dardanelle tuna 18.50 LYD
Heinz baked beans 1 tin 8 LYD
1.5 kg Sugar 10 LYD
2 liter cooking oil 20 LYD
Yum-yum noodles per pack 2.00 LYD
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.50 LYD
1 liter milk 8.50 LYD
Fast food restaurant large serving/ take away 25 LYD
Utilities per month (water, electricity, gas) for 2 people in flat 165 LYD
Wi-Fi monthly fee 8 Mbps (1 month) 145 LYD
Laundry detergent (bleach, sunlight liquid, washing surf… altogether) 58.50 LYD
House Cleaning fee per day 105 LYD
Large Gas heater price range upwards. 200 LYD
Original branded Electric Fans 200 LYD
Original branded Electric kettle. 120 LYD
40 inches Beko flat screen HD TV set 2000 LYD
Single bed Blankets 120 LYD
Personal Care
Avon for women and men cologne 100 LYD
Ladies hair plaiting. 60 LYD
Ladies Sanitaryware (Pads and Tampoons) 18 LYD
Men's haircut 40 LYD
Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses 24.50 LYD
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages 65 LYD
1 month of gym subscription. 105 LYD
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone) 90 LYD
Unisex Loris perfume 30 LYD
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price. 100 LYD
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards 1000 LYD
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards 3000 LYD
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks 120 LYD
Go carting 30mins 120 LYD
Movie House 3d cinema 30 LYD
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket) 15 LYD
Photo shoot 120 LYD
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee 12.50 LYD
3 course dinner local restaurant two people 96.50 LYD
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people 150 LYD
Play station 4 console without games. 2000 LYD
Spalding Basketball 200 LYD
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls 500 LYD
Taxi fare on average 5-10km 45 LYD
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare 30 LYD
1 liter petrol/diesel 6.50 LYD
1 day rent a car cost 140 LYD
Driver’s license 2300 LYD
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar) 150 LYD
1 pair of men’s formal shoes 215 LYD
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 280 LYD
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 135.79 LYD
Ladies formal shoes original and durable 120 LYD
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance) 150 LYD

We can plan it all but without a clear picture of our daily expenditure, our travel plans an oftentimes rendered fruitless in the end. We wish your preparations to study in Libya be as smooth as possible and therefore have dedicated this piece to enlighten you on the cost of living in Libya, thus eliminating the later burden thereof! Stay free from uncertainty by going through this guide and plan well your journey with RocApply Libya!!


The cost of groceries in Libya is average compared to the surrounding regions. The items include consumables, cleaning products, dairy, fresh fruit and vegetables, general food products, snacks, soft drinks. Average grocery prices in a major international retail store for 1 kg apples is USD$7, 1 kg oranges USD$3, 1 head lettuce USD$1.63, 1 kg potatoes USD$1.50, 1 kg boneless, skinless, chicken breast USD$20, 1 kg cheddar cheese USD$20, 1 dozen large eggs USD$5, 500g loaf white bread USD$0.50, 1 L full cream milk USD$4, and 1.5 L water USD$1.50.


The cost is very high for items such as business, casual, and children's clothing and footwear. The average price for an international brand of men’s jeans is USD$80, a quality international brand of running shoes USD$130, men's leather shoes suitable for office wear USD$123 while a medium-size international summer dress for ladies from a global chain store is USD$70.


If you are an international student usually accommodation on-campus can be arranged But for those who intend to stay outside university premises your rentals options may vary between USD$300 to USD$500 a month, per month, excluding utilities.


Usually, students have less need for transport especially because most prefer to rent within walkable distances to the university. However, the cost is low for items such as fuel (petrol/gasoline), car hire, public transport, vehicle purchase, and maintenance. The average price over the last year for the highest available octane petrol/gasoline (1L) is USD$0.30 and about USD$0.50 for hiring over 1km.

Monthly Budget

Those interested in simple living should budget between $800 or less monthly. Generally, this budget allows for bus rides and the occasional taxi, big trips to the marketplace, and a few restaurant meals each month. While you can choose to live in relative luxury, employing full-time housekeepers, commuting by car, enjoying exquisite homes, and consuming imported goods such as lifestyles can easily amount to $1200 or more monthly.