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Cost of Living in Israel

Cost of living in Israel is 5.70% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Israel is 26.28% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.00 ₪ 45.00-70.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 ₪ 150.00-270.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 45.00 ₪ 42.90-50.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 28.00 ₪ 23.00-30.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 25.00 ₪ 16.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 12.29 ₪ 10.00-15.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 8.46 ₪ 7.00-10.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 6.59 ₪ 5.00-8.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 5.89 ₪ 5.30-6.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 6.67 ₪ 5.00-10.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 8.28 ₪ 6.00-10.00
Eggs (12) 12.65 ₪ 12.00-14.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 44.87 ₪ 35.00-60.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 31.20 ₪ 26.00-35.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 65.14 ₪ 50.00-80.00
Apples (1kg) 8.57 ₪ 6.90-10.00
Banana (1kg) 6.97 ₪ 5.00-10.00
Oranges (1kg) 5.76 ₪ 4.00-8.00
Tomato (1kg) 5.35 ₪ 3.90-8.00
Potato (1kg) 4.09 ₪ 3.00-5.00
Onion (1kg) 3.18 ₪ 2.00-4.00
Lettuce (1 head) 5.14 ₪ 4.00-6.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.43 ₪ 2.50-7.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 40.00 ₪ 30.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 9.36 ₪ 8.00-12.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 12.75 ₪ 10.00-16.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 32.00 ₪ 30.00-35.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.80 ₪ 5.90-6.90
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 246.00 ₪ 200.00-268.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.50 ₪ 12.00-20.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 4.86 ₪ 3.00-7.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 94.00 ₪ 80.00-120.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 6.26 ₪ 5.90-6.83
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 130,000.00 ₪ 120,000.00-140,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 664.18 ₪ 455.60-1,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.32 ₪ 0.12-0.50
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 79.05 ₪ 56.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 261.98 ₪ 208.33-310.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 56.15 ₪ 35.00-80.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 ₪ 37.00-45.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 331.67 ₪ 250.00-420.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 204.55 ₪ 150.00-290.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 424.66 ₪ 350.00-520.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 428.74 ₪ 350.00-600.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,223.76 ₪ 2,300.00-4,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,563.22 ₪ 1,800.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,253.74 ₪ 3,700.00-7,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,270.12 ₪ 3,200.00-5,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 20,384.25 ₪ 13,000.00-32,500.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 15,451.03 ₪ 10,800.00-21,875.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 8,084.47 ₪ 6,500.00-9,500.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.54 2.00-3.50

Prices in Israel

These data are based on 9730 entries in the past 18 months from 821 different contributors.
Last update: May, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Israel

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City
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Local Purchasing Power Index
Tel Aviv-yafo 81.95 40.40 62.25 67.85 92.90 90.83
Jerusalem 77.76 30.82 55.50 65.06 80.54 101.05
Haifa 75.64 21.79 50.10 61.75 80.12 113.93
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