Beirut

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
142/265
Details
Large apartment$1400.00
Medium apartment$1000.00
Rent index [score]0.63
Small apartment$720.00

Cost of Living

6
94/248
Details
5km taxi ride$6.40
A Cappuccino$4.20
A beer$1.70
A kilogram of Apples$1.70
Bread$0.64
Inflation [score]0.62
Lunch$17.00
Monthly fitness club membership$76.00
Monthly public transport$48.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$63.90

Startups

3
178/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.47
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.17
Meetups groups30
Meetups members6808
Number of investors13
Number of startup events in the last 12 months54
Number of upcoming meetup events10
Startup climate scene [score]0.41
Startup events6
Startup events [score]0.28
Startups [score]0.48
Total number of startups40

Venture Capital

2
178/207
Details
Funding accelerator namesSeeqnce
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.18

Travel Connectivity

1
232/265
Details
Airport hub45
Airport hub [score]0.26

Commute

5
140/254
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Lebanon/Beirut
Traffic handling [score]0.62

Business Freedom

4
235/263
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]0.40
Time to open a business15.00
Time to open a business [score]0.84

Safety

7
169/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.48
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]0.89
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.92

Healthcare

6
184/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.59
Healthcare quality [score]0.81
Life expectancy (years)74.88
Life expectancy [score]0.49

Education

1
220/239
Details
Best university in rankingAmerican University of Beirut
Best university ranking550
PISA math ranking (high school)48
PISA ranking54
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.10
PISA reading (high school)52
PISA science (high school)51
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

2
260/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.18
Cleanliness [score]0.26
Drinking water quality [score]0.10
Urban greenery [score]0.10

Economy

3
225/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1506.56
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
13/265
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
256/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)6.37
Internet access (download) [score]0.10
Internet access (upload) [score]0.19
Upload speed (Mbps)4.36

Leisure & Culture

3
231/264
Details
Art galleries153
Art galleries [score]0.59
Cinemas64
Cinemas [score]0.52
Comedy clubs26
Comedy clubs [score]0.67
Concert venues86
Concerts [score]0.45
Historical sites46
Historical sites [score]0.35
Museums16
Museums [score]0.33
Performing art venues89
Performing arts [score]0.47
Sport venues3
Sports [score]0.16
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.57

Tolerance

4
248/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.18
LGBT Equality Index37.76
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.37
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consentN/A
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
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✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.35

Outdoors

4
193/265
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]0.77
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Beirut are in the 94th place of all 248 Teleport cities. 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)

$530$910
$720
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$76
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$42
Monthly public transport$48
Lunch$17
-35%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$24,768
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

8%
For annual salary of $40000
12%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

10%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

13/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

41/262
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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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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Beirut in position 188 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Beirut

Population of Beirut

3,176,800
18,832 /km²
3/264
Density (people per unit of area)
7%
Growth in 2015-2020
Beirut

Demographics of Lebanon

Median age
30
Elderly people
7%
Life expectancy at birth
78
GDP per capita (in USD)
$17,986
204/262

Languages

Common spoken languages
Arabic

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Founder
8.57%
Attorney
2.86%
Teacher
2.86%
Customer Support
2.86%
Software Engineer
2.86%
Web Designer
2.86%
Graphic Designer
2.86%
Other
74.29%

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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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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Lebanon
75th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

84th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

153rd

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

93rd

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

22nd

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

61st

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

66th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

89th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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