- Cost of Living
- Israel
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 172% | |||
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Food in Israel is 172% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 58 ₪ (E£ 285) | E£ 142 | + 101% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 47 ₪ (E£ 233) | E£ 67 | + 248% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 20 ₪ (E£ 99) | E£ 40 | + 149% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 6 ₪ (E£ 30) | E£ 14 | + 110% | |

12 eggs, large | 14 ₪ (E£ 68) | E£ 21 | + 228% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 6 ₪ (E£ 30) | E£ 11 | + 186% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 25 ₪ (E£ 122) | E£ 30 | + 309% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 10 ₪ (E£ 48) | E£ 24 | + 98% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 4.88 ₪ (E£ 24) | E£ 7 | + 260% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 10 ₪ (E£ 48) | E£ 21 | + 131% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 52 ₪ (E£ 255) | E£ 153 | + 66% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 9 ₪ (E£ 44) | E£ 12 | + 265% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 8 ₪ (E£ 38) | E£ 6 | + 515% | |

Housing | + 274% | |||

Housing in Israel is 274% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 8,084 ₪ (E£ 39,747) | E£ 7,965 | + 399% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 5,829 ₪ (E£ 28,662) | E£ 4,690 | + 511% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 589 ₪ (E£ 2,897) | E£ 971 | + 198% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 4,900 ₪ (E£ 24,091) | E£ 5,335 | + 352% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 3,618 ₪ (E£ 17,790) | E£ 3,142 | + 466% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 470 ₪ (E£ 2,312) | E£ 589 | + 293% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 74 ₪ (E£ 364) | E£ 268 | + 36% | |

40” flat screen TV | 1,978 ₪ (E£ 9,728) | E£ 6,123 | + 59% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 400 ₪ (E£ 1,968) | E£ 2,895 | - 32% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 29 ₪ (E£ 141) | E£ 87 | + 63% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 50 ₪ (E£ 248) | E£ 97 | + 156% | |

Clothes | + 33% | |||

Clothes in Israel is 33% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 360 ₪ (E£ 1,771) | E£ 940 | + 88% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 194 ₪ (E£ 955) | E£ 783 | + 22% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 424 ₪ (E£ 2,084) | E£ 1,940 | + 7% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 477 ₪ (E£ 2,345) | E£ 1,462 | + 60% | |

Transportation | + 135% | |||

Transportation in Israel is 135% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 134,665 ₪ (E£ 662,147) | E£ 461,035 | + 44% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 6 ₪ (E£ 30) | E£ 5.07 | + 496% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 236 ₪ (E£ 1,161) | E£ 326 | + 256% | |

Personal Care | + 195% | |||

Personal Care in Israel is 195% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 28 ₪ (E£ 140) | E£ 43 | + 228% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 28 ₪ (E£ 135) | E£ 83 | + 62% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 317 ₪ (E£ 1,560) | E£ 250 | + 525% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 33 ₪ (E£ 162) | E£ 57 | + 181% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 20 ₪ (E£ 99) | E£ 52 | + 92% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 17 ₪ (E£ 82) | E£ 45 | + 83% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 7 ₪ (E£ 33) | E£ 18 | + 85% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 13 ₪ (E£ 62) | E£ 19 | + 226% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 61 ₪ (E£ 301) | E£ 60 | + 401% | |

Entertainment | + 10% | |||

Entertainment in Israel is 10% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 152 ₪ (E£ 746) | E£ 318 | + 134% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 79 ₪ (E£ 389) | E£ 130 | + 200% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 282 ₪ (E£ 1,388) | E£ 674 | + 106% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 278 ₪ (E£ 1,365) | E£ 484 | + 182% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 45 ₪ (E£ 219) | E£ 100 | + 119% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 13 ₪ (E£ 66) | E£ 38 | + 75% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 29 ₪ (E£ 143) | E£ 57 | + 152% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 2,390 ₪ (E£ 11,752) | E£ 11,835 | - 1% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.92 ₪ (E£ 4.55) | E£ 17 | - 74% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 304 ₪ (E£ 1,493) | E£ 751 | + 99% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 36 ₪ (E£ 175) | E£ 33 | + 435% | |

TOTAL | + 119% |

These prices were last updated on June 17, 2018.
Exchange rate:
4.917
EGP
/
ILS

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 5,896 prices entered by 665 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Israel**
is
**119% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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