Cost of Living in Israel

Cost of living in Israel is 18.63% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in Israel is, on average, 23.51% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 60.00 ₪ 40.00-83.44
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 250.00 ₪ 160.00-380.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 50.00 ₪ 45.00-56.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 29.00 ₪ 15.00-35.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 28.00 ₪ 18.00-34.00
Cappuccino (regular) 12.29 ₪ 6.00-18.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 8.85 ₪ 7.00-12.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 6.99 ₪ 5.00-10.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 22.23 ₪ 18.93-26.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 6.58 ₪ 3.97-13.61
Rice (white), (1 lb) 4.14 ₪ 2.27-5.44
Eggs (regular) (12) 12.78 ₪ 10.44-16.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 21.44 ₪ 11.34-45.36
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 15.63 ₪ 10.43-20.41
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 31.49 ₪ 18.14-45.36
Apples (1 lb) 4.67 ₪ 2.72-6.80
Banana (1 lb) 3.80 ₪ 2.27-6.80
Oranges (1 lb) 2.93 ₪ 1.36-6.80
Tomato (1 lb) 2.58 ₪ 1.32-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 2.07 ₪ 1.13-3.18
Onion (1 lb) 1.80 ₪ 0.91-2.72
Lettuce (1 head) 5.84 ₪ 3.34-10.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.60 ₪ 2.00-10.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 40.00 ₪ 26.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 9.32 ₪ 6.00-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 11.58 ₪ 7.00-16.27
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 ₪ 34.00-40.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.90 ₪ 5.00-6.90
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 213.00 ₪ 180.00-299.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.90 ₪ 11.50-25.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.44 ₪ 4.83-12.87
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 90.70 ₪ 69.00-120.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 23.43 ₪ 20.25-25.74
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 133,709.00 ₪ 130,000.00-144,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 135,767.20 ₪ 130,000.00-145,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 758.51 ₪ 500.00-1,313.64
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.34 ₪ 0.10-0.65
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 93.47 ₪ 70.00-126.81
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 247.57 ₪ 130.00-400.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 70.89 ₪ 50.00-100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 42.00 ₪ 40.00-50.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,899.93 ₪ 2,300.00-3,800.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 29,991.18 ₪ 12,000.00-70,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 322.39 ₪ 180.00-500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 205.80 ₪ 100.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 416.59 ₪ 250.33-600.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 452.65 ₪ 300.00-700.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,480.62 ₪ 2,330.95-6,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,706.88 ₪ 1,800.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,498.13 ₪ 3,700.00-9,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,435.31 ₪ 3,000.00-6,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,405.99 ₪ 1,393.53-4,645.11
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,871.64 ₪ 1,114.83-3,530.29
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,384.28 ₪
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.63 2.50-4.50

Prices in Israel

This country had 9057 entries in the past 12 months by 852 different contributors.
Last update: November 2020
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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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 91.30 44.63 68.75 80.54 94.63 66.55
Jerusalem 82.55 33.62 58.90 66.17 90.17 67.24
Haifa 82.37 21.40 52.91 67.50 85.79 80.53
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