Beirut

Overall Score

3.5

Beyrouth – the largest city and capital of Lebanon, an important political and economic center of the Middle East, where the headquarters of several international organizations are located. For its distinctive Pro-Propean character, Beirut is called the Eastern Pier.

The history of Beirut goes back some 5,000 years. The city of Beirut, founded on the stone face of the North Sea coast, In the age of the flowering of the Phoenician trading cities, it was inferior in power and wealth to its neighbors Sidon and Thyra, but it still participated in the world trade of the time. The plundering of Beirut began during the reign of Rome. In the 7th century the city was conquered by the Arabs, in 1100 by the Crusaders. In 1516 Beirut was conquered by the Roman Empire, which remained part of the Empire for almost 400 years. As part of the subordinate territory (1920-41), Beirut gradually rose to become one of the main centers of cultural, cultural and economic life in the region. In 1941, Beirut – the capital of the independent Republic of Lebanon. Several wars with neighbors in the last decades of the 20th century changed the face of Beirut dramatically. In particular, the historic center with its architectural monuments was destroyed. Fortunately, much of Beiruts historic quarters have been restored in the course of redevelopment.

Modern Beirut combines traditional Middle Eastern architectural motifs with Western European influences. Among the main features of Beirut – the Omari Chapel (1291). The building has changed its cultural orientation several times: in different periods it was the Roman Temple of Saint Peter, the Basilica of Jesuit, the Mosulmanian chapel, and the Church of St. John the Baptist. In Star Square, the Christian Churches – St. Georges and St. Elijahs. The National Museum of Lebanon and the Museum of Tours are not only impressive architectural structures, but also an array of valuable and abundant exhibits. Beiruts waterfront – a place to meet, to walk, to roam, to be crowded with bicyclists, rollers, fishermen, restaurants, and cafes. The most famous part of the waterfront – the Bourgeois Port, considered the most romantic place in the city.

The most famous part of the waterfront – the Bourgeois Port, considered the most romantic place in the city.

100 USD = 150,779.05 LBP

Overall Score

3.5
  • Air quality: 61 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 470,000 people
  • Population density: euro euro empty: 19x19m 361m per person
  • GDP: $8,400 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 3 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Touch
  • Tipping: The usual recommendation is to pay 10-15% from the bill. We recommend tipping more, around 15% or more, if the following occurs: Great Service. You spent a lot of time.
  • Apartment listings: Beirut Flats
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best coworking space: Coworking +961
  • Best short-haul air carrier: MEA
  • Best intl air carrier: Turkish
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1250
  • Monthly costs for family: $3300
  • Monthly costs for local: $950
  • Meal: $4
  • Small Cola: $0.7
  • Beer 1 Pint: $2
  • Coffee: $1.3


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