Beirut

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
186/263
Details
Large apartment$1471.01
Medium apartment$1138.56
Rent index [score]0.55
Small apartment$806.12

Cost of Living

6
97/261
Details
5km taxi ride$6.40
A Cappuccino$4.50
A beer$1.60
A kilogram of Apples$1.90
Bread$0.27
Inflation [score]0.60
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$100.00
Monthly public transport$56.00
Movie ticket$9.20
Price of a meal at a restaurant$60.89

Startups

4
156/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups4
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.27
Coworking spaces [score]0.48
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.13
Meetups groups11
Meetups members1805
Number of investors13
Number of startup events in the last 12 months15
Number of upcoming meetup events3
Startup climate scene [score]0.43
Startup events9
Startup events3
Startup events [score]0.36
Startups [score]0.49
Total number of startups45

Venture Capital

N/A
Details
Funding accelerator namesSeeqnce
Number of funding accelerators1

Travel Connectivity

1
228/260
Details
Airport hub45
Airport hub [score]0.26

Commute

4
233/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Lebanon/Beirut
Traffic handling [score]0.56

Business Freedom

4
231/259
Details
Business freedom59.10
Business freedom [score]0.34
Freedom from corruption27.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.13
Lack of labor restrictions57.30
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.41
Time to open a business15.00
Time to open a business [score]0.84

Safety

7
152/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.50
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents21
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]0.90
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.93

Healthcare

6
187/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.58
Healthcare quality [score]0.77
Life expectancy (years)74.88
Life expectancy [score]0.49

Education

1
225/230
Details
Best university in rankingAmerican University of Beirut
Best university ranking550
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

2
257/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.21
Cleanliness [score]0.26
Drinking water quality [score]0.10
Urban greenery [score]0.10

Economy

3
221/258
Details
Currency for urban areaLBP
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.39
GDP per capita$17985.86
GDP per capita [score]0.30

Taxation

8
13/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.79
Income tax level [score]0.86
Profit tax (% of profit)0.30
Time overhead to file company taxes181
VAT (Sales Tax)0.10

Internet Access

1
260/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)3.53
Internet access (download) [score]0.10
Internet access (upload) [score]0.14
Upload speed (Mbps)3.44

Leisure & Culture

3
230/263
Details
Art galleries152
Art galleries [score]0.60
Cinemas63
Cinemas [score]0.52
Comedy clubs26
Comedy clubs [score]0.67
Concert venues86
Concerts [score]0.45
Historical sites45
Historical sites [score]0.36
Museums17
Museums [score]0.33
Performing art venues87
Performing arts [score]0.47
Sport venues3
Sports [score]0.16
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.57

Tolerance

5
216/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.18
LGBT Equality Index19.09
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.18
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consentN/A
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rightsAmbiguous
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.82

Outdoors

4
192/260
Details
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)102.00
Water access [score]0.76
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Beirut are in the 97th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$695$1,582
$1139
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$100
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$42
Monthly public transport$56
Lunch$13
-37%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$20,340
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

21
Guns per 100 people
1.55
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Beirut in position 173 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.6

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Beirut

Beirut (Arabic: بيروت‎ Bayrūt, French: Beyrouth) is the capital city of Lebanon with a population of approximately 2.1 million people in its metropolitan area. The city is on a relatively small headland jutting into the east Mediterranean. It is by far the biggest city in Lebanon. Due to Lebanon's small size the capital has always held the status as the only true cosmopolitan city in the country, and ever since the independence, has been the commercial and financial hub of Lebanon.

Beirut is composed by many different neighborhoods, each own having its own distinctive atmosphere and character. Damascus Road, which connects the center with the National Museum, was known as the "Green Line" during the civil war era (1975–1990). At that time, it separated the mostly Muslim western sector of the city and the Christian eastern sector.

Martyrs' Square and the post-war development of Beirut Central District (BCD) are the geographical pivot of the city and serve quite well for orientation. The city sprawls over a peninsula with the sea to the north and the west, and the Mount Lebanon ridge to the east

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