Cost of Living in Israel

Summary of cost of living in Israel:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 70.00 ₪ 50.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300.00 ₪ 200.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 55.00 ₪ 50.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 30.00 ₪ 18.00-37.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 30.00 ₪ 20.00-35.00
Cappuccino (regular) 13.77 ₪ 9.00-20.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 9.76 ₪ 8.00-13.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 8.02 ₪ 6.00-11.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.03 ₪ 21.20-30.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 8.18 ₪ 4.42-15.42
Rice (white), (1 lb) 4.49 ₪ 3.18-5.90
Eggs (regular) (12) 14.03 ₪ 11.00-18.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 23.19 ₪ 13.61-40.82
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 17.25 ₪ 11.34-22.68
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 31.05 ₪ 20.41-45.36
Apples (1 lb) 5.21 ₪ 3.18-6.80
Banana (1 lb) 3.55 ₪ 2.27-6.80
Oranges (1 lb) 2.98 ₪ 1.81-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 3.13 ₪ 1.77-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 2.24 ₪ 1.36-3.18
Onion (1 lb) 2.35 ₪ 1.36-3.58
Lettuce (1 head) 6.70 ₪ 4.00-10.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.76 ₪ 2.00-9.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 40.00 ₪ 30.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 9.22 ₪ 6.00-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.94 ₪ 6.00-15.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 ₪ 33.00-42.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.50 ₪ 5.50-6.10
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 225.00 ₪ 160.00-280.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 16.00 ₪ 11.85-30.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.12 ₪ 3.22-16.09
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 104.40 ₪ 80.00-160.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 26.97 ₪ 24.91-29.53
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 141,907.00 ₪ 136,000.00-162,900.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 147,209.15 ₪ 140,000.00-160,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 834.63 ₪ 500.00-1,500.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 42.75 ₪ 25.00-50.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 101.79 ₪ 80.00-130.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 251.01 ₪ 149.00-360.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 67.61 ₪ 40.00-100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 45.00 ₪ 40.00-50.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,484.27 ₪ 2,600.00-4,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 34,921.26 ₪ 18,000.00-85,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 311.26 ₪ 150.00-500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 208.46 ₪ 120.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 414.64 ₪ 250.00-600.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 464.44 ₪ 300.00-700.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,520.50 ₪ 3,000.00-7,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,476.14 ₪ 2,500.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,221.15 ₪ 4,700.00-12,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,743.36 ₪ 4,000.00-8,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,852.48 ₪ 1,579.34-6,087.46
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,263.23 ₪ 1,393.53-4,180.60
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 9,622.45 ₪
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.25 2.50-6.00

Prices in Israel

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Last update: June 2024
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Distribution of Expenses Using Our Statistical Model:
  

By City in Israel

Rank
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 69.6 39.4 55.0 65.4 76.6 98.0
Haifa 64.3 19.2 42.6 59.9 69.1 111.3
Jerusalem 63.8 34.9 49.9 59.1 70.4 88.8
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