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1. Posted by levisor (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi I was wondering if anyone could give a rough figure as to how much $ a day you would need to travel in Lebanon. I am planning on going as cheap as possible with out losing to much in terms of safety. I have checked out Beirut and it all seems out of range for me. I also am interested in Syria, Jordan and Turkey in relation to money. Any help is great! Thanks
-levi

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Turkey 35 EUR per day and person.

Syria - don't know, but should be around 15 EUR per day and person, definitely not more than 20 EUR per day.

Jordan - more expensive than Syria, almost as much as Turkey. If you plan to visit Petra the entrance fee will probably the thing that breakes your bank - it is freaking expensive!

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 5, 2007, at 1:42 AM by t_maia ]

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5618 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Syria will be your best bet for cheap travel. You can find a very decent room for around 8 euro and a streetmeal won't cost more than 1 euro, including a drink. A 4 hour train ride costed me less than 1 euro!
Palmyra is free of charge even!

Lebanon is more expensive indeed, but in Beirut there are several hostels near the main busstation which offer decent value for a room or bed in a dorm. Outside Beirut and Tripoli, there are less options for dormbeds and the cost especially of accommodation goes up.
Don't know where you want to go in Lebanon, but when I was there (late 2005) things were still fine and I travelled northwards from the border with Syria into Tripoli, on to Beirut and Sidon and to Zahle (wine area) on the road to Damascus in Syria. I don't know how the situation is right know though, so check things out about road safety (and even if they are passable at all).

I have only been to Irbid in Jordan, but had a very cheap deal, 3 euros a night....although I won't recommend that hellhole. Umm Qais in northern Jordan is great, great ruins, great views!