| 13 April 2024, Saturday |

Car trips have become expensive

With the prices of fuels, especially gasoline, reaching unprecedentedly high levels, the majority of Lebanese are unable to bear the cost of traveling by car, whether to go to work or a picnic or to secure their needs and requirements.

With the price of a can of gasoline exceeding 670,000 pounds, and the dollar exchange rate rising to 28,000 pounds, the cost of moving in private cars increased, and the cost of one kilometer became 5046 pounds for a car with an average consumption of 170 km / 20 liters of petrol.

Of course, the cost increases the more the car is consumed, and also the older its model and in need of permanent maintenance.

This cost is distributed according to an international study of information as follows:
Gasoline cost: 3,918 Syrian pounds, which represents 78% of the cost.
The cost of the buggy: 42 pounds.
The cost of automatic oil: 31 pounds.
The cost of oil and filter for the engine: 122 pounds.
Battery cost: 63 pounds.
The cost of front and rear brakes: 177 pounds.
The cost of wheels: 255 pounds.
The cost of windshield wipers: 24 lira.
Third party insurance + mandatory insurance: 370 lira
The cost of washing the car 6 times annually: 35 liras.
Mechanic fee: 9 lira.

In a presentation of this cost if we apply it to the round trip flights, it will be as follows:
Tripoli – Beirut 810 thousand Lebanese pounds.
Beirut – Jounieh 252 thousand Lebanese pounds.
Beirut – Sidon 454 thousand Lebanese pounds.
Beirut – Zahle, 535 thousand Lebanese pounds.
Beirut – Baalbek 810 thousand Lebanese pounds.
Within the Beirut areas, about 110 thousand Lebanese pounds.
Sudden and potential malfunctions (Dynamo – Marsh – Vitas – and others) are not included in the calculation of this cost.

So, the cost of transportation is expensive, and gasoline prices are likely to rise weekly, and therefore all the numbers that we presented during this report are likely to rise.

  • Sawt Beirut International