Cost of Living in Jerusalem

Summary of cost of living in Jerusalem, Israel:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 70.00 ₪ 50.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 315.00 ₪ 250.00-420.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 50.00 ₪ 48.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 28.00 ₪ 22.00-37.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 29.00 ₪ 22.00-35.00
Cappuccino (regular) 13.77 ₪ 9.00-20.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 8.92 ₪ 8.00-11.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 6.88 ₪ 5.00-10.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.47 ₪ 22.71-33.69
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 8.24 ₪ 4.54-16.33
Rice (white), (1 lb) 4.10 ₪ 3.18-4.99
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.84 ₪ 9.20-16.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 22.00 ₪ 16.78-34.02
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 17.37 ₪ 10.89-20.41
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 29.77 ₪ 15.88-40.82
Apples (1 lb) 4.99 ₪ 4.49-6.35
Banana (1 lb) 3.31 ₪ 2.72-4.54
Oranges (1 lb) 2.76 ₪ 2.27-3.18
Tomato (1 lb) 3.17 ₪ 1.81-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 2.11 ₪ 1.59-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 2.00 ₪ 1.36-2.72
Lettuce (1 head) 7.84 ₪ 4.00-12.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.42 ₪ 2.00-6.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 40.00 ₪ 30.00-55.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.61 ₪ 6.00-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 ₪ 6.00-13.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 34.50 ₪ 34.00-35.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.50 ₪ 5.50-6.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 225.00 ₪ 208.50-260.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 ₪ 10.70-16.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.15 ₪ 2.69-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.20 ₪ 30.00-112.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 27.15 ₪ 25.93-30.02
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 135,000.00 ₪ 134,900.00-165,166.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 133,616.67 ₪ 129,000.00-135,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 546.56 ₪ 300.00-800.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 47.20 ₪ 35.00-50.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 89.25 ₪ 69.00-110.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 305.28 ₪ 199.00-400.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 126.43 ₪ 50.00-120.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 45.00 ₪ 45.00-50.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,781.25 ₪ 2,000.00-3,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 36,300.00 ₪ 17,000.00-85,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 335.71 ₪ 199.00-500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 233.33 ₪ 200.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 421.43 ₪ 340.00-500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 421.43 ₪ 300.00-500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,611.11 ₪ 4,500.00-6,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,936.36 ₪ 3,000.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 9,944.44 ₪ 8,000.00-12,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,025.00 ₪ 6,000.00-9,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,406.22 ₪ 3,344.48-6,038.65
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,059.97 ₪ 2,508.36-3,716.09
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 9,428.57 ₪
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.10 3.80-7.50

Prices in Jerusalem

This city had 401 entries in the past 12 months by 63 different contributors.
Last update: May 2024
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5 Comments so far
Anonymous on Mar 25, 2023:
While the price per m² outside the city center
Is somewhat accurate you can find such apartments they're usually fairly bad...
Old poor falling apart and poorly constructed...

New apartments are closer to 40,000 on the city outskirts and suburbs
Regina Zavier on Mar 24, 2023:
Great info!
Who do I talk to first about making aliya?
I don’t need financial help, just advice.
My first choice is to live near the Windmill in Jerusalem,
somewhere near the Old City. One of my uncles lived in the ‘ ‘German section’ - is it still called that? Lovely.
Where do I start? I’m in USA.
katerosk on Apr 04, 2022:
Would not it be more accurate to include inflation in the cost of living index of a country or a city? As it greatly affects the purchasing power of citizens.
Bob on Mar 19, 2022:
To Abdul, what Planet are you living on.Certainly not Earth. Maybe your planet is called Deception ?
Abdul on Apr 01, 2021:
Jerusalem is an amazing palestinian city. It's very developed and with high salary thanks to Palestinians.