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Cost of Living in Israel

Cost of living in Israel is 11.61% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Israel is 23.17% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 60.00 ₪ 45.00-75.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 220.00 ₪ 160.00-300.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 50.00 ₪ 45.00-56.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 29.00 ₪ 25.00-32.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 27.00 ₪ 20.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 12.04 ₪ 8.00-15.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 8.45 ₪ 6.00-12.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 6.64 ₪ 5.00-10.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 21.58 ₪ 18.93-25.74
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 6.41 ₪ 4.08-9.98
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.74 ₪ 2.27-4.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 12.41 ₪ 11.00-15.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 19.91 ₪ 13.61-29.48
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 15.15 ₪ 11.34-18.14
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 30.24 ₪ 20.41-40.82
Apples (1 lb) 4.38 ₪ 2.72-5.90
Banana (1 lb) 3.61 ₪ 2.72-4.99
Oranges (1 lb) 2.71 ₪ 1.81-3.63
Tomato (1 lb) 2.39 ₪ 1.36-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.90 ₪ 1.36-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 1.60 ₪ 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 5.36 ₪ 4.00-9.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.12 ₪ 2.00-8.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 40.00 ₪ 30.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.38 ₪ 6.00-11.81
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.83 ₪ 7.00-15.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 ₪ 34.00-37.50
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.90 ₪ 5.00-6.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 213.00 ₪ 200.00-250.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.40 ₪ 11.50-20.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.99 ₪ 4.83-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 90.00 ₪ 69.00-105.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 23.86 ₪ 22.71-25.44
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 131,000.00 ₪ 120,000.00-140,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 131,903.14 ₪ 122,000.00-145,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 685.51 ₪ 400.00-1,004.55
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.26 ₪ 0.10-0.65
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 92.39 ₪ 69.00-120.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 244.85 ₪ 150.00-350.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 67.19 ₪ 50.00-120.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 41.00 ₪ 40.00-45.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,771.39 ₪ 1,979.00-3,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 30,742.42 ₪ 14,000.00-60,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 315.27 ₪ 200.00-450.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 191.53 ₪ 120.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 422.09 ₪ 300.00-600.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 441.06 ₪ 300.00-600.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,533.93 ₪ 2,200.00-5,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,785.80 ₪ 1,800.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,728.78 ₪ 3,500.00-8,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,437.44 ₪ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,169.88 ₪ 1,199.99-3,716.09
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,703.68 ₪ 929.02-2,787.07
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,041.30 ₪
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.62 2.85-4.50

Prices in Israel

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Last update: October 2019
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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City
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Local Purchasing Power Index
Tel Aviv-Yafo 86.05 42.80 64.97 73.26 93.94 78.23
Haifa 80.13 20.49 51.07 63.43 89.47 87.79
Jerusalem 78.18 31.96 55.65 60.17 91.40 76.76
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