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Cost of Living in Israel

Cost of living in Israel is 2.52% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Israel is 29.13% 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) 46.00 ₪ 42.90-50.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 28.00 ₪ 22.00-30.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 25.00 ₪ 15.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 12.46 ₪ 10.00-15.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 8.37 ₪ 6.00-10.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 6.57 ₪ 5.00-8.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 22.45 ₪ 20.06-24.61
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 6.09 ₪ 4.54-8.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.83 ₪ 2.72-4.54
Eggs (12) 12.71 ₪ 12.00-14.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 20.11 ₪ 13.61-27.22
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 14.21 ₪ 12.25-15.88
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 29.46 ₪ 22.68-36.29
Apples (1 lb) 3.92 ₪ 3.18-4.54
Banana (1 lb) 3.24 ₪ 2.27-4.54
Oranges (1 lb) 2.62 ₪ 1.81-3.63
Tomato (1 lb) 2.46 ₪ 1.81-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.88 ₪ 1.36-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.45 ₪ 0.91-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 5.14 ₪ 4.00-6.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.68 ₪ 3.00-7.78
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 40.00 ₪ 30.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 9.44 ₪ 8.00-12.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 12.68 ₪ 9.50-16.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 32.00 ₪ 30.00-34.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.90 ₪ 5.90-6.90
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 246.00 ₪ 200.00-278.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.65 ₪ 12.00-20.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.05 ₪ 4.83-11.27
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 94.00 ₪ 80.00-120.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 24.05 ₪ 22.71-26.50
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 665.27 ₪ 457.69-1,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.33 ₪ 0.12-0.60
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 79.51 ₪ 50.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 259.98 ₪ 200.00-300.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 58.14 ₪ 38.00-100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 ₪ 37.00-45.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 333.67 ₪ 250.00-400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 206.01 ₪ 150.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 430.25 ₪ 350.00-550.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 430.79 ₪ 350.00-600.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,133.35 ₪ 2,200.00-4,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,540.93 ₪ 1,800.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,117.35 ₪ 3,600.00-7,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,205.10 ₪ 3,000.00-5,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,858.63 ₪ 1,207.73-2,787.07
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,437.50 ₪ 1,021.92-2,032.24
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 8,041.22 ₪ 6,000.00-9,500.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.48 2.00-3.20

Prices in Israel

These data are based on 8706 entries in the past 18 months from 728 different contributors.
Last update: February, 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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Consumer Price Plus Rent Index
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Local Purchasing Power Index
Tel Aviv-yafo 81.78 38.87 61.29 70.09 90.27 87.90
Jerusalem 73.84 29.42 52.62 61.04 77.58 103.85
Haifa 73.58 20.91 48.42 60.86 78.22 98.14
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