Living in Libya
Last updated on Mar 23, 2023
Summary: People describe life in Libya as a mix of traditional and modern. Expats love the warm climate, the friendly people, and the low cost of living. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,000 per month. The population of Libya is estimated to be around 6.5 million people. The largest cities in Libya are Tripoli (the capital), Benghazi, Misrata, and Sabha. The cons of living in Libya include the lack of infrastructure, the lack of reliable public transportation, and the lack of access to basic services such as healthcare and education. Additionally, the security situation in Libya is unstable and there is a risk of violence and terrorism.
What do I need to know about living in Libya?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Libya, they said:
"Before retiring in Libya, expats should be aware of the political and security situation in the country. It is important to research the current laws and regulations regarding visas, residency, and other legal matters. Expats should also be aware of the local culture and customs, and be prepared to adjust to the climate and environment. Additionally, expats should research the availability of healthcare and other services, and make sure they have access to the necessary resources. Finally, expats should be aware of the cost of living in Libya and plan accordingly," said one expat who made the move to Libya.
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About the Author
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.