- Cost of Living
- Israel
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Israel**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 181% | |||
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Food in Israel is 181% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 58 ₪ (E£ 292) | E£ 126 | + 131% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 47 ₪ (E£ 237) | E£ 64 | + 268% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 20 ₪ (E£ 103) | E£ 39 | + 168% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 5.96 ₪ (E£ 30) | E£ 14 | + 119% | |

12 eggs, large | 14 ₪ (E£ 70) | E£ 22 | + 213% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 6 ₪ (E£ 32) | E£ 11 | + 181% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 24 ₪ (E£ 121) | E£ 31 | + 288% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 10 ₪ (E£ 49) | E£ 23 | + 113% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 4.81 ₪ (E£ 24) | E£ 7 | + 272% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 10 ₪ (E£ 49) | E£ 19 | + 155% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 53 ₪ (E£ 270) | E£ 167 | + 62% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 9 ₪ (E£ 47) | E£ 11 | + 321% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 7 ₪ (E£ 37) | E£ 9 | + 306% | |

Housing | + 283% | |||

Housing in Israel is 283% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 7,758 ₪ (E£ 39,308) | E£ 8,391 | + 368% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 5,624 ₪ (E£ 28,497) | E£ 4,338 | + 557% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 671 ₪ (E£ 3,401) | E£ 901 | + 278% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 4,938 ₪ (E£ 25,017) | E£ 5,773 | + 333% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 3,621 ₪ (E£ 18,345) | E£ 2,807 | + 554% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 464 ₪ (E£ 2,352) | E£ 583 | + 304% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 74 ₪ (E£ 377) | E£ 261 | + 45% | |

40” flat screen TV | 2,105 ₪ (E£ 10,663) | E£ 6,723 | + 59% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 427 ₪ (E£ 2,163) | E£ 2,739 | - 21% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 28 ₪ (E£ 141) | E£ 82 | + 71% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 48 ₪ (E£ 244) | E£ 88 | + 178% | |

Clothes | + 39% | |||

Clothes in Israel is 39% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 315 ₪ (E£ 1,595) | E£ 798 | + 100% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 203 ₪ (E£ 1,031) | E£ 804 | + 28% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 425 ₪ (E£ 2,156) | E£ 1,819 | + 19% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 472 ₪ (E£ 2,390) | E£ 1,376 | + 74% | |

Transportation | + 124% | |||

Transportation in Israel is 124% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 134,722 ₪ (E£ 682,591) | E£ 480,007 | + 42% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 6 ₪ (E£ 31) | E£ 4.90 | + 526% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 238 ₪ (E£ 1,207) | E£ 381 | + 217% | |

Personal Care | + 215% | |||

Personal Care in Israel is 215% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 28 ₪ (E£ 144) | E£ 39 | + 266% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 28 ₪ (E£ 143) | E£ 78 | + 83% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 325 ₪ (E£ 1,645) | E£ 266 | + 517% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 32 ₪ (E£ 164) | E£ 54 | + 207% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 20 ₪ (E£ 102) | E£ 47 | + 116% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 14 ₪ (E£ 73) | E£ 44 | + 64% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 7 ₪ (E£ 36) | E£ 21 | + 75% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 12 ₪ (E£ 62) | E£ 20 | + 215% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 57 ₪ (E£ 291) | E£ 56 | + 416% | |

Entertainment | - 56% | |||

Entertainment in Israel is 56% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 152 ₪ (E£ 770) | E£ 323 | + 138% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 80 ₪ (E£ 404) | E£ 128 | + 215% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 282 ₪ (E£ 1,430) | E£ 676 | + 112% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 262 ₪ (E£ 1,326) | E£ 483 | + 174% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 43 ₪ (E£ 217) | E£ 105 | + 107% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 13 ₪ (E£ 67) | E£ 39 | + 73% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 29 ₪ (E£ 148) | E£ 61 | + 140% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 2,397 ₪ (E£ 12,146) | E£ 11,870 | + 2% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.85 ₪ (E£ 4.31) | E£ 50 | - 91% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 316 ₪ (E£ 1,602) | E£ 678 | + 136% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 36 ₪ (E£ 181) | E£ 32 | + 465% | |

TOTAL | + 55% |

These prices were last updated on March 19, 2018.
Exchange rate:
5.067
EGP
/
ILS

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 6,162 prices entered by 651 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Israel**
is
**55% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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