A survey on the quality of living in 221 cities around the world by global consultants Mercer Human Resource Consulting ranked Beirut as the 172nd most desirable city for overall living standards and 16th among 24 cities surveyed in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2010, as reported by Lebanon This Week, the economic publication of the Byblos Bank Group.


Can someone explain to me why the hell are houses that expensive in Lebanon if we are ranked so low?