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Cost of Living in Israel

Cost of living in Israel is 11.79% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Israel is 15.72% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 56.00 ₪ 45.00-70.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 220.00 ₪ 160.00-250.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 45.00 ₪ 40.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 28.00 ₪ 22.00-30.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 25.00 ₪ 17.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 11.93 ₪ 8.00-15.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.59 ₪ 6.00-12.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.74 ₪ 5.00-10.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 21.34 ₪ 18.93-26.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.61 ₪ 3.91-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.56 ₪ 2.27-4.54
Eggs (12) 12.44 ₪ 11.45-15.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 19.48 ₪ 13.61-27.22
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 14.24 ₪ 11.34-18.14
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 28.52 ₪ 20.41-38.00
Apples (1 lb) 3.90 ₪ 2.72-5.44
Banana (1 lb) 3.26 ₪ 2.27-4.54
Oranges (1 lb) 2.46 ₪ 1.81-3.63
Tomato (1 lb) 2.35 ₪ 1.36-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.77 ₪ 1.32-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.43 ₪ 0.91-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 5.28 ₪ 4.00-8.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.18 ₪ 2.00-7.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 40.00 ₪ 30.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.71 ₪ 7.00-12.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 11.24 ₪ 8.00-15.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 33.00 ₪ 30.00-35.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.90 ₪ 5.50-6.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 230.00 ₪ 200.00-250.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 ₪ 11.00-18.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.44 ₪ 5.15-9.66
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 94.00 ₪ 80.00-98.20
Gasoline (1 gallon) 22.83 ₪ 21.96-24.61
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 130,000.00 ₪ 120,000.00-135,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 129,708.10 ₪ 125,000.00-135,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 699.34 ₪ 400.00-1,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.39 ₪ 0.15-1.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 79.81 ₪ 50.00-110.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 261.86 ₪ 200.00-350.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 55.97 ₪ 30.00-100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 ₪ 38.00-45.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,695.45 ₪ 2,000.00-3,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 50,000.00 ₪ 50,000.00-50,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 311.97 ₪ 200.00-450.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 207.11 ₪ 150.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 422.50 ₪ 320.00-600.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 430.37 ₪ 300.00-650.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,705.23 ₪ 2,300.00-6,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,558.14 ₪ 1,600.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,905.91 ₪ 3,500.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,284.59 ₪ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,687.69 ₪ 1,207.73-4,970.27
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,738.42 ₪ 836.12-2,787.07
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,878.43 ₪
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.05 2.00-4.00

Prices in Israel

These data are based on 11852 entries in the past 18 months from 1013 different contributors.
Last update: May 2017
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
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Tel Aviv-Yafo 88.54 46.68 68.02 75.45 96.05 95.43
Jerusalem 84.79 33.99 59.89 70.04 96.04 78.67
Beersheba 83.72 18.75 51.87 71.52 83.58 83.52
Ramat Gan 82.05 33.29 58.15 68.81 87.73 108.29
Haifa 79.59 21.11 50.92 65.28 89.52 108.76
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