Lebanon is a country located in Western Asia. There are 2 countries (Israel, Syria) that Lebanon shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak Arabic and French. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Arabic.
In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Lebanon was ranked 34th out of 100 countries in 2021.
The national currency in Lebanon is Lebanese pound (LBP). The pound (ل.ل) is subdivided into 100 piastre.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 16590.78 LBP and 1 USD is worth 15453.97 LBP.
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Lebanon is 20.71 Mbps and mobile is 37.73 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density When compared to the world average, Lebanon has less ATMs.36.64 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Lebanon, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There are 5 socket types used in Lebanon. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
What hotel chains are present in Lebanon?
There are no Mariott hotels in Lebanon.
The Hilton hotel chain operates in Lebanon.
The IHG hotel chain operates in Lebanon.
What fast food chains are present in Lebanon?
The McDonald’s chain operates in Lebanon.
The KFC chain operates in Lebanon.
The Burger King chain operates in Lebanon.
What is the weather like in Beirut?
Weather data for Beirut (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are no passenger trains available.
Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.
Emergency phones in Lebanon
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.
Cananbis legality Recreational usage is prohibited, but medical use is legal.