Cost of Living Comparison

LYD
COMPARED TO
USD

Libya is 64.8% cheaper than United States.

If you lived in United States instead of Libya, you would:
local_dining

pay 37.8% more for restaurants

  Libya help_outline United States help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $8.12
LYD11.260
$13.54 +66.7%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.89
LYD10.930
$7.28 -7.6%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.16
LYD1.610
$1.78 +53.2%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.27
LYD0.380
$1.43 +424.9%

Libya vs. United States - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 17.8% more for groceries

  Libya help_outline United States help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$0.49
LYD0.680
$2.58 +426.7%
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.32
LYD7.370
$5.28 -0.7%
Milk (1 gallon) $8.67
LYD12.010
$3.15 -63.7%
Eggs
1 dozen
$3.83
LYD5.300
$2.29 -40.2%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $3.09
LYD4.290
$3.89 +25.6%
Apples (1 lb) $2.06
LYD2.850
$2.01 -2.6%
Bananas (1 lb) $1.25
LYD1.730
$0.70 -44.1%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.04
LYD1.430
$1.86 +80.0%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.85
LYD1.180
$1.82 +113.3%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.68
LYD0.940
$1.16 +71.6%
Onions (1 lb) $0.56
LYD0.770
$1.17 +110.6%

Libya vs. United States - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 92.8% more for transportation

  Libya help_outline United States help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $0.41
LYD0.560
$2.74 +573.4%
Monthly public transit pass $28.67
LYD39.730
$58.82 +105.1%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $11,230.59
LYD15,560.000
$21,664.66 +92.9%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $18.64
LYD25.820
$17.34 -6.9%

Libya vs. United States - Cost of transportation
home

pay 2.6 times more for housing

  Libya help_outline United States help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$48.15
LYD66.710
$63.66 +32.2%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $497.41
LYD689.160
$1,140.46 +129.3%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $309.14
LYD428.310
$963.54 +211.7%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$14.38
LYD19.920
$120.78 +740.2%

Libya vs. United States - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 8.3 times more for childcare

  Libya help_outline United States help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $101.69
LYD140.890
$827.50 +713.8%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $2,011.15
LYD2,786.450
$16,711.80 +731.0%

Libya vs. United States - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 10.6% more for entertainment and sports

  Libya help_outline United States help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.43
LYD1.990
$4.35 +203.1%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.77
LYD2.450
$3.99 +125.4%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$6.93
LYD9.600
$7.34 +6.0%
Monthly membership at local gym $40.67
LYD56.350
$37.07 -8.9%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $7.17
LYD9.930
$11.39 +58.9%

Libya vs. United States - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 37.6% less for clothing

  Libya help_outline United States help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$75.35
LYD104.400
$42.23 -44.0%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$103.94
LYD144.010
$34.48 -66.8%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$86.34
LYD119.620
$73.53 -14.8%
Men's business shoes (leather) $124.25
LYD172.150
$92.94 -25.2%

Libya vs. United States - Cost of clothing
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