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Cost of Living in Israel

Cost of living in Israel is 5.04% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Israel is 25.41% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.66 $ 12.00-18.66
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.98 $ 42.65-74.65
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.33 $ 12.00-14.66
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.46 $ 6.66-8.53
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.93 $ 4.80-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.21 $ 2.13-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.32 $ 1.60-3.20
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.85 $ 1.33-2.67
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.67 $ 5.05-6.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.61 $ 1.06-2.42
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.98 $ 0.73-1.21
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.30 $ 2.93-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.14 $ 3.63-7.86
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.97 $ 3.02-4.84
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.86 $ 5.44-10.28
Apples (1 lb) 1.10 $ 0.73-1.45
Banana (1 lb) 0.96 $ 0.72-1.45
Oranges (1 lb) 0.67 $ 0.48-0.97
Tomato (1 lb) 0.60 $ 0.36-0.97
Potato (1 lb) 0.48 $ 0.35-0.73
Onion (1 lb) 0.40 $ 0.24-0.60
Lettuce (1 head) 1.38 $ 1.07-2.13
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.14 $ 0.53-2.13
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.66 $ 8.00-13.33
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.13 $ 1.60-2.67
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.78 $ 2.00-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.33 $ 8.53-9.60
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.57 $ 1.33-1.60
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 56.78 $ 53.32-66.65
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.20 $ 2.96-4.80
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 $ 1.29-2.15
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 23.99 $ 21.33-26.66
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.33 $ 6.05-6.76
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,923.55 $ 31,991.04-36,763.04
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,754.97 $ 33,324.00-37,322.88
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 185.98 $ 113.30-266.59
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $ 0.03-0.24
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 24.33 $ 16.00-31.99
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.13 $ 39.99-79.98
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.33 $ 12.00-26.66
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.66 $ 10.40-12.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 711.17 $ 506.52-933.07
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,234.67 $ 6,398.21-13,329.60
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.35 $ 53.32-119.97
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.85 $ 31.99-79.98
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 110.89 $ 79.98-159.96
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 116.25 $ 79.98-159.96
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 913.31 $ 613.16-1,332.96
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 725.26 $ 479.87-1,013.05
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,545.12 $ 933.07-2,399.33
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,219.37 $ 799.78-1,599.55
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 645.60 $ 297.20-1,114.52
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 428.93 $ 210.52-743.01
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,177.54 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.46 0.67-1.15

Prices in Israel

These data are based on 11594 entries in the past 18 months from 1053 different contributors.
Last update: December 2018
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 77.96 39.05 59.42 66.20 85.77 85.59
Jerusalem 74.51 31.29 53.92 60.19 82.74 82.18
Haifa 73.40 19.24 47.59 58.49 82.64 90.78
Ramat Gan 71.73 32.88 53.21 55.46 78.46 112.84
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