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Cost of Living in Israel

Cost of living in Israel is 2.69% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Israel is 28.69% 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 ₪ 150.00-260.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 45.00 ₪ 42.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 28.00 ₪ 23.00-30.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 25.00 ₪ 15.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 12.19 ₪ 10.00-15.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.41 ₪ 6.00-10.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.55 ₪ 5.00-8.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 22.23 ₪ 19.99-24.61
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 6.06 ₪ 4.54-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.70 ₪ 2.72-4.54
Eggs (12) 12.63 ₪ 12.00-14.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 20.43 ₪ 15.88-27.22
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 14.08 ₪ 11.79-15.88
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 29.64 ₪ 22.68-36.29
Apples (1 lb) 3.89 ₪ 3.13-4.54
Banana (1 lb) 3.16 ₪ 2.27-4.54
Oranges (1 lb) 2.60 ₪ 1.81-3.63
Tomato (1 lb) 2.42 ₪ 1.77-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.84 ₪ 1.36-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.43 ₪ 0.91-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 5.17 ₪ 4.00-6.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.45 ₪ 2.50-7.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 40.00 ₪ 30.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 9.38 ₪ 8.00-12.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 12.82 ₪ 10.00-16.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 32.00 ₪ 30.00-35.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.70 ₪ 5.90-6.90
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 246.00 ₪ 200.00-268.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.50 ₪ 12.00-18.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.81 ₪ 4.83-9.66
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 94.00 ₪ 80.00-120.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 23.56 ₪ 22.14-25.74
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 915 sq ft Apartment 664.92 ₪ 457.69-1,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.32 ₪ 0.12-0.50
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 78.02 ₪ 50.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 261.61 ₪ 208.33-300.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 57.29 ₪ 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) 329.62 ₪ 250.00-420.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 208.90 ₪ 150.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 426.97 ₪ 350.00-550.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 429.50 ₪ 350.00-600.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,212.10 ₪ 2,306.28-4,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,559.38 ₪ 1,900.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,275.43 ₪ 3,700.00-7,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,268.97 ₪ 3,200.00-6,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,849.09 ₪ 1,207.73-2,879.97
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,424.62 ₪ 929.02-1,950.95
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 7,938.41 ₪ 6,444.00-9,500.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.57 2.00-3.50

Prices in Israel

These data are based on 9788 entries in the past 18 months from 833 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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Tel Aviv-yafo 80.11 39.17 60.67 66.12 90.89 88.40
Jerusalem 75.36 30.02 53.83 62.66 77.46 98.60
Haifa 73.10 20.83 48.28 59.32 77.82 101.94
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