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Living in Lebanon

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 18, 2023

Summary: People often describe life in Lebanon as vibrant and diverse. Expats love the country's rich culture, beautiful scenery, and delicious food. The cost of living for an expat in Lebanon is relatively low compared to other countries in the region. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,000 per month. The population of Lebanon is estimated to be around 6.8 million people. The largest cities in Lebanon are Beirut, Tripoli, Sidon, and Tyre. The cons of living in Lebanon include the country's political instability, high unemployment rate, and lack of infrastructure. Additionally, the cost of living in Lebanon is rising due to inflation and the devaluation of the Lebanese pound.

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What do I need to know about living in Lebanon?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Lebanon, they said:

"Before retiring in Lebanon, expats should be aware of the country's political and security situation. It is important to research the current situation and be aware of any potential risks. Expats should also be aware of the cost of living in Lebanon, as it is generally higher than in other countries in the region. Additionally, expats should research the healthcare system in Lebanon and make sure they have adequate health insurance coverage. Finally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local culture and customs to ensure a smooth transition into their new home," commented one expat who made the move to Lebanon.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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