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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: US$18–25
  • Double room in a budget hotel: US$50–75
  • Falafel or shawarma: LL3000–5000
  • Service taxi around Beirut: LL2000
  • Double room in a midrange hotel: US$100–125
  • Mezze dinner and drinks for two in a cafe: US$40–60
  • Gin basil cocktail in a Mar Mikhaël pub: LL16,000
  • Tickets to a throwback cabaret show at Metro Al Medina: LL45,000
Top end (more than)
  • Double room in a top-end hotel: US$225–350
  • Dinner and drinks for two in a chic restaurant: US$80–100
  • Table reservation at MusicHall nightclub: US$80 minimum
  • Entrance to a hotel pool: LL40,000 and up

There are ATMs all over the city, most of which dispense both US dollars and Lebanese lira. Numerous moneychangers are dotted along Rue Hamra.