Whether you're living in Libya or planning to move there, it is very important to know the cost of living and the prices of things. Here we list the average spending for the three main population groups.

All-inclusive

1,800 LYD

average per month

460 LYD

Range

3,900 LYD

3,400 LYD

average per month

690 LYD

Range

5,500 LYD

5,500 LYD

average per month

1,600 LYD

Range

8,300 LYD

1,400 LYD

average per month

230 LYD

Range

3,000 LYD

The figures displayed here are inclusive of everything: housing, travel, groceries, healthcare, etc.

The average monthly expenses for a single person living in Libya is 1,800 LYD. Expenses can range from 460 LYD at the minimum level to 3,900 LYD at the highest end.

The average monthly spending of couples in Libya is 3,400 LYD. Expenditure can range from 690 LYD to 5,500 LYD per month.

The average cost of living for families in Libya is 5,500 LYD per month. Families spend anywhere from 1,600 LYD to 8,300 LYD.

The average monthly expenditure for students in Libya is 1,400 LYD. Students spend from 230 LYD to 3,000 LYD per month.

Spending behavior can change drastically from one person to another. It is best to consider the minimum, average, and maximum spending together.

of water

0.46 LYD

0.46 LYD

0.46 LYD

combo meal

4.6 LYD

3.3 LYD

7.7 LYD

meal for one

15 LYD

12 LYD

19 LYD

meal for one

38 LYD

26 LYD

46 LYD

Soft Drink

0.38 LYD

0.38 LYD

0.38 LYD

or latte

3.1 LYD

1.9 LYD

4.6 LYD

large bottle

2.3 LYD

1.9 LYD

2.6 LYD

bread

0.33 LYD

0.29 LYD

0.38 LYD

eggs

2.3 LYD

1.9 LYD

2.9 LYD

chicken

5.3 LYD

4.2 LYD

6.6 LYD

1 kg or 1 lb

6.0 LYD

5.1 LYD

7.7 LYD

1 kg or 1 lb

3.3 LYD

2.9 LYD

3.8 LYD

1 kg or 1 lb

1.5 LYD

1.3 LYD

1.9 LYD

1 kg or 1 lb

1.6 LYD

1.4 LYD

1.8 LYD

1 kg or 1 lb

1.6 LYD

1.4 LYD

1.8 LYD

taxi ride

2.3 LYD

1.9 LYD

4.6 LYD

full tank

15 LYD

11 LYD

31 LYD

1-day rental

15 LYD

11 LYD

23 LYD

price

11,000 LYD

5,700 LYD

15,000 LYD

one way

0.57 LYD

0.38 LYD

1.2 LYD

Service

23 LYD

15 LYD

46 LYD

and water bill

110 LYD

28 LYD

230 LYD

and water bill

140 LYD

34 LYD

280 LYD

and water bill

220 LYD

48 LYD

250 LYD

and cable

23 LYD

11 LYD

31 LYD

charges

15 LYD

9.2 LYD

46 LYD

ticket

7.7 LYD

5.7 LYD

11 LYD

membership

23 LYD

18 LYD

46 LYD

or pants

19 LYD

14 LYD

29 LYD

dress

18 LYD

13 LYD

57 LYD

shoes

16 LYD

12 LYD

38 LYD

shoes

13 LYD

10 LYD

26 LYD

suit

14 LYD

11 LYD

77 LYD

t-shirt

7.7 LYD

5.7 LYD

23 LYD

apartment

290 LYD

190 LYD

770 LYD

apartment

460 LYD

290 LYD

1,100 LYD

apartment

570 LYD

380 LYD

1,500 LYD

apartment

57,000 LYD

38,000 LYD

110,000 LYD

apartment

77,000 LYD

46,000 LYD

290,000 LYD

apartment

230,000 LYD

77,000 LYD

460,000 LYD

Bed

290 LYD

230 LYD

380 LYD

Bed

230 LYD

150 LYD

290 LYD

Bed

180 LYD

140 LYD

230 LYD

Room

330 LYD

260 LYD

1,100 LYD

Table

150 LYD

110 LYD

290 LYD

or Couch

210 LYD

150 LYD

460 LYD

Set

230 LYD

150 LYD

460 LYD

or Freezer

210 LYD

140 LYD

290 LYD

Machine

260 LYD

180 LYD

460 LYD

or Cooker

210 LYD

160 LYD

290 LYD

Phone

230 LYD

190 LYD

330 LYD

or Computer

260 LYD

210 LYD

460 LYD

The percentage figures in this section are percentages of total spending not income. If you would like to see the percentage of expenses as related to income or salary, see additional sections below.

SingleSpending habits, consumption analysis, and expenditure patterns for a single person living in Libya

36% of total expenses on average (27% to 42%)

LOW | 170 LYD |

AVERAGE | 660 LYD |

HIGH | 1,400 LYD |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 28 LYD |

AVERAGE | 110 LYD |

HIGH | 230 LYD |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (3% to 11%)

LOW | 37 LYD |

AVERAGE | 150 LYD |

HIGH | 310 LYD |

Per Month |

16% of total expenses on average (9% to 22%)

LOW | 73 LYD |

AVERAGE | 290 LYD |

HIGH | 620 LYD |

Per Month |

9% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 41 LYD |

AVERAGE | 170 LYD |

HIGH | 350 LYD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 23 LYD |

AVERAGE | 92 LYD |

HIGH | 200 LYD |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 9.2 LYD |

AVERAGE | 37 LYD |

HIGH | 78 LYD |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (15% to 21%)

LOW | 83 LYD |

AVERAGE | 330 LYD |

HIGH | 700 LYD |

Per Month |

CoupleAverage monthly living expenditure breaks and spending patterns for couples in Libya

33% of total expenses on average (30% to 43%)

LOW | 230 LYD |

AVERAGE | 1,100 LYD |

HIGH | 1,800 LYD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 8%)

LOW | 34 LYD |

AVERAGE | 140 LYD |

HIGH | 280 LYD |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (7% to 15%)

LOW | 83 LYD |

AVERAGE | 410 LYD |

HIGH | 660 LYD |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (7% to 19%)

LOW | 96 LYD |

AVERAGE | 480 LYD |

HIGH | 770 LYD |

Per Month |

11% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 76 LYD |

AVERAGE | 380 LYD |

HIGH | 610 LYD |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 10%)

LOW | 41 LYD |

AVERAGE | 210 LYD |

HIGH | 330 LYD |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 14 LYD |

AVERAGE | 69 LYD |

HIGH | 110 LYD |

Per Month |

17% of total expenses on average (14% to 20%)

LOW | 120 LYD |

AVERAGE | 590 LYD |

HIGH | 940 LYD |

Per Month |

FamilyAverage monthly expenses and break out of spending for families living in Libya

32% of total expenses on average (27% to 38%)

LOW | 510 LYD |

AVERAGE | 1,800 LYD |

HIGH | 2,600 LYD |

Per Month |

3% of total expenses on average (2% to 7%)

LOW | 48 LYD |

AVERAGE | 220 LYD |

HIGH | 250 LYD |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (5% to 10%)

LOW | 130 LYD |

AVERAGE | 440 LYD |

HIGH | 660 LYD |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (12% to 23%)

LOW | 290 LYD |

AVERAGE | 990 LYD |

HIGH | 1,500 LYD |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (6% to 12%)

LOW | 130 LYD |

AVERAGE | 440 LYD |

HIGH | 660 LYD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 80 LYD |

AVERAGE | 280 LYD |

HIGH | 410 LYD |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (11% to 18%)

LOW | 220 LYD |

AVERAGE | 770 LYD |

HIGH | 1,200 LYD |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (8% to 15%)

LOW | 190 LYD |

AVERAGE | 660 LYD |

HIGH | 990 LYD |

Per Month |

StudentCost of living and expense breaks for students in Libya

24% of total expenses on average (18% to 31%)

LOW | 55 LYD |

AVERAGE | 330 LYD |

HIGH | 720 LYD |

Per Month |

4% of total expenses on average (3% to 7%)

LOW | 9.2 LYD |

AVERAGE | 55 LYD |

HIGH | 120 LYD |

Per Month |

7% of total expenses on average (5% to 9%)

LOW | 16 LYD |

AVERAGE | 96 LYD |

HIGH | 210 LYD |

Per Month |

20% of total expenses on average (16% to 24%)

LOW | 46 LYD |

AVERAGE | 280 LYD |

HIGH | 600 LYD |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 9%)

LOW | 14 LYD |

AVERAGE | 83 LYD |

HIGH | 180 LYD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 11 LYD |

AVERAGE | 69 LYD |

HIGH | 150 LYD |

Per Month |

19% of total expenses on average (17% to 24%)

LOW | 44 LYD |

AVERAGE | 260 LYD |

HIGH | 570 LYD |

Per Month |

15% of total expenses on average (12% to 17%)

LOW | 34 LYD |

AVERAGE | 210 LYD |

HIGH | 450 LYD |

Per Month |

This section breaks down and compares expenses for all population groups: singles, couples, students, and families. If you want to see details for a specific group, please see the previous section. We asked thousands of people about their spending habits and expenditure breaks. Below are the results.

People living in Libya typically spend from 26% to 39% of their total monthly expenditure on housing with 31% being the average. The average spend on housing is 970 LYD with expenditure ranging from 240 LYD and 1,600 LYD. This cost mainly goes for rent but it also includes other accommodation-related expenses. Housing costs are highest for families and lowest for students as expected.

On average, utility expenditure like electricity, water, and gas in Libya ranges from 2% to 8% of total expenses with 5% being the the average. The average monthly cost of utilities is 130 LYD with 30 LYD and 220 LYD being the upper and lower limits.

Fuel consumption and cost of transport depend heavily on whether you live near your work or school, but roughly speaking you would expect to spend from 66 LYD to 460 LYD on commuting with 270 LYD being the norm for most people in one month. This means that money spent on transport constitutes about 9% of total spending on average but can go as low as 5% or as high as 11%.

The average outlay on groceries in a month in Libya is 510 LYD. The cost of groceries can range between 130 LYD to 870 LYD. People spend on average about 17% on food and groceries with upper and lower bounds of 11% and 17% respectively.

People in Libya allocate 5% to 12% of their total monthly expenditure to healthcare including health insurance and out-of-pocket medical expenses. The average spending is around 9%. The range of medical expenses range from 65 LYD to 450 LYD with 270 LYD being the norm.

This category mostly contains discretionary or non-essential expenses but also some non-discretionary spending like furniture for example. The monthly expenses range from 39 LYD to 270 LYD with 160 LYD being the average. Speaking of percentages, that equates to 2% to 9% of total expenses with an average of 5% for most residents.

Spending on education can vary drastically between different people. While working singles can spend 0% on education, families and students' expenditure can reach up to 22%. On average, education constitutes 9% of the monthly expenditure with 8% and 13% being the lower and upper bounds respectively. The average reported education cost is 280 LYD per month with 73 LYD being the minimum spent amount and 480 LYD being the maximum.