Cost of Living in Tel Aviv-Yafo

Summary of cost of living in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 75.00 ₪ 60.00-150.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 360.00 ₪ 250.00-550.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 60.00 ₪ 50.00-65.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 32.00 ₪ 25.00-40.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 30.00 ₪ 25.00-40.00
Cappuccino (regular) 15.03 ₪ 12.00-20.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 10.46 ₪ 8.00-15.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 8.76 ₪ 6.00-15.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 26.19 ₪ 22.71-30.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 8.92 ₪ 4.99-17.06
Rice (white), (1 lb) 5.01 ₪ 3.18-6.35
Eggs (regular) (12) 14.64 ₪ 12.00-21.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 22.48 ₪ 12.70-40.82
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 20.14 ₪ 15.83-24.95
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 34.42 ₪ 20.41-54.43
Apples (1 lb) 6.00 ₪ 4.54-7.26
Banana (1 lb) 3.72 ₪ 2.72-5.44
Oranges (1 lb) 3.18 ₪ 2.27-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 3.72 ₪ 2.27-5.88
Potato (1 lb) 2.59 ₪ 1.59-3.63
Onion (1 lb) 2.57 ₪ 1.81-3.58
Lettuce (1 head) 7.52 ₪ 4.50-10.90
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.59 ₪ 2.00-10.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 50.00 ₪ 40.00-70.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 10.16 ₪ 7.00-14.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 11.81 ₪ 6.00-18.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 38.00 ₪ 33.00-45.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.90 ₪ 5.50-6.90
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 230.00 ₪ 213.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 13.50 ₪ 11.85-20.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.04 ₪ 3.22-16.09
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 115.80 ₪ 100.00-160.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 27.23 ₪ 26.08-29.53
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 155,000.00 ₪ 139,000.00-165,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,297.43 ₪ 141,000.00-160,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 933.11 ₪ 600.00-1,500.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 38.58 ₪ 29.00-50.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 105.93 ₪ 85.00-150.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 285.52 ₪ 150.00-400.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 70.00 ₪ 60.00-80.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 45.00 ₪ 40.00-50.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,317.39 ₪ 3,500.00-5,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 81,000.00 ₪ 30,000.00-140,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 386.80 ₪ 200.00-530.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 224.96 ₪ 125.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 462.00 ₪ 300.00-650.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 518.75 ₪ 350.00-800.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,409.68 ₪ 5,000.00-8,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,716.67 ₪ 3,800.00-6,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 10,968.75 ₪ 9,000.00-14,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,841.67 ₪ 6,000.00-12,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,087.46 ₪ 5,558.90-9,290.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,171.73 ₪ 3,251.58-6,038.65
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 11,472.49 ₪
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.41 3.00-6.00

Prices in Tel Aviv-Yafo

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Last update: June 2024
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10 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jul 12, 2023:
The price for SQM in TLV is around 45,000 NIS in 2023.
That’s 12,300 USD
Anonymous on Oct 01, 2022:
In Israel an apartment with 1 bedroom + a living room is called a 2 bedroom apartment - the living room counts as a bedroom.
Lots of people find apartments on Facebook, but if you check the major rental website in Israel you will find that the average price for 1 living room + 1 bedroom apartment is higher than 5850.
As of today I counted less than 20 of those apartments available in the districts most people would call the city center in the price range of 5500-5900 ILS.
Meanwhile there are 119 apartments in the price range of 6000-8000 ILS.
Edward on Jun 29, 2022:
Prices here are not updated. Today, 30-06-2022 prices in general and gasoline particulary, are at least 30% higher.
Dani on Jan 21, 2022:
If you know a place where I can bay an apartment,in city center for 48k/sqm, let me know I'm buying!!!
City center prices are 55k-80k plus/sqm. We have 110 sqm and got an offer of 8.2 mil.
We are in a 90 years old building, no parking, no elevator in city center
Anonymous on Nov 13, 2021:
I'm seeing the comments and the prices here and it really saddens me. Tel Aviv is a very hard city to afford but it's a wonderful place to live in. As a born-and-raised Tel Avivian in his late 20's I'd be happy to give my two cents here.

Israel in general, and Tel Aviv in particular, is extremely expensive, but I feel like some of the costs here are a little inflated.

To start, rent is crazy high and super competitive (looking for an apartment is a full-time job and will take you a few good months if not more to find something sensible), but I'm not sure if one bedroom refers to bedroom + salon\kitchen, or just a studio. I am currently renting a studio apartment for around 3700 ILS (1190 USD), including bills close to the city center.
But yeah, it is pretty much impossible to find an apartment for less than at least 3300 ILS.
However, it is much easier to find a large apartment if you are ok with roommates or you have a partner. As far as location goes, since the city is pretty small, it's hard to be far from the city center, except for some specific areas.

Public transport is pretty bad (only buses and the city is full of traffic anyway) which is why it's so cheap. However, again, the city is small enough that you rarely need to rely on it. You can walk or bike just about everywhere very quickly. The weather also means that it's never too cold to not be able to do so.

Grocery shopping is cheaper from what's seen in my experience. Especially for fresh local produce such as fruits and vegetables.

Eating out is very expensive as well, unfortunately, but for the most part, you get really high quality for it. There are rarely restaurants that use cheap ingredients or are unprofessional in how they make your food.

The salary mentioned is a good average I guess but it can really change a lot depending on what you do. Many people make a lot less than the 9K average, but some people can make much much more, especially if they work in the tech world. The problem is that income taxes are so high that at a certain point it doesn't matter how much more you are making.

All and all, Tel Aviv is a great place to live in, but you should definitely only come here if you have a plan...
Anonymous on Feb 07, 2021:
200 usd minimum just for utilities and that's for a 1 bedroom apartment
Anonymous on Feb 07, 2021:
I'm from Tele Aviv lived here all of my life.The costs you mentioned are no where close to what you mentioned. 900 usd each month minimum 200 usd minimum and tap water cannot be consumed. You must be another one of those Russian trols.
Anonymous on Jan 22, 2021:
I read all of these negative comments about Tel Aviv.Evidently none of the people live here like I do.I've lived here as a retired expat for 7 years now. The people are warm and genuine the city is modern clean and safe.I rent an apartment in the center of the city for just $300 usd per month my utilities average $60 usd each month. No bottled water necessary clean from the faucet. My 2 bedroom 2 bath is furnished nicely.My unlimited internet data includes unlimited calling only $18 usd each month.I'm originally from Spain not Israel and Spain is much more expensive than Tel Aviv.
Said on Dec 18, 2020:
Israel is a very expensive country for tourists, but it is very good for residents or people of the country.
Yosi on Aug 14, 2020:
Beer in Tel-Aviv is extremely expensive.
Israeli breweries are generally expensive, but in Tel-Aviv you can pay as high as 50NIS for 0.5L of local beer.