Cost of living in Israel compared to Egypt
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Food | + 168% | |||
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Food in Israel is 168% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 62 ₪ (E£ 297) | E£ 85 | + 251% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | 52 ₪ (E£ 250) | E£ 77 | + 225% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 20 ₪ (E£ 94) | E£ 44 | + 115% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 5.98 ₪ (E£ 29) | E£ 17 | + 69% | |
12 eggs, large | 14 ₪ (E£ 66) | E£ 18 | + 256% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 5.96 ₪ (E£ 28) | E£ 6 | + 347% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 24 ₪ (E£ 117) | E£ 36 | + 225% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 10 ₪ (E£ 48) | E£ 24 | + 97% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 3.98 ₪ (E£ 19) | E£ 7 | + 155% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 9 ₪ (E£ 45) | E£ 31 | + 46% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 57 ₪ (E£ 271) | E£ 177 | + 53% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | 8 ₪ (E£ 40) | E£ 15 | + 171% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 5.18 ₪ (E£ 25) | E£ 6 | + 307% | |
Housing | + 315% | |||
Housing in Israel is 315% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | 6,956 ₪ (E£ 33,199) | E£ 7,788 | + 326% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | 5,811 ₪ (E£ 27,734) | E£ 3,362 | + 725% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 680 ₪ (E£ 3,246) | E£ 704 | + 361% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | 4,654 ₪ (E£ 22,213) | E£ 4,620 | + 381% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | 3,640 ₪ (E£ 17,373) | E£ 3,344 | + 420% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | 413 ₪ (E£ 1,972) | E£ 501 | + 294% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | 71 ₪ (E£ 338) | E£ 137 | + 147% | |
40” flat screen tv | 1,349 ₪ (E£ 6,440) | E£ 4,538 | + 42% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | 414 ₪ (E£ 1,975) | E£ 2,125 | - 7% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 23 ₪ (E£ 107) | E£ 96 | + 12% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 50 ₪ (E£ 238) | E£ 57 | + 319% | |
Clothes | - 13% | |||
Clothes in Israel is 13% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | 213 ₪ (E£ 1,017) | E£ 917 | + 11% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | 138 ₪ (E£ 659) | E£ 848 | - 22% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | 338 ₪ (E£ 1,615) | E£ 2,121 | - 24% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 354 ₪ (E£ 1,690) | E£ 1,289 | + 31% | |
Transportation | + 138% | |||
Transportation in Israel is 138% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 138,844 ₪ (E£ 662,664) | E£ 395,100 | + 68% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 5.41 ₪ (E£ 26) | E£ 8 | + 227% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 227 ₪ (E£ 1,084) | E£ 318 | + 241% | |
Personal Care | + 148% | |||
Personal Care in Israel is 148% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 31 ₪ (E£ 150) | E£ 35 | + 329% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 28 ₪ (E£ 132) | E£ 61 | + 118% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | 288 ₪ (E£ 1,377) | E£ 261 | + 428% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | 21 ₪ (E£ 99) | E£ 131 | - 25% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 17 ₪ (E£ 80) | E£ 43 | + 87% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 14 ₪ (E£ 69) | E£ 36 | + 90% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 7 ₪ (E£ 35) | E£ 20 | + 78% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 11 ₪ (E£ 53) | E£ 18 | + 191% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 60 ₪ (E£ 289) | E£ 71 | + 306% | |
Entertainment | + 145% | |||
Entertainment in Israel is 145% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 145 ₪ (E£ 693) | E£ 328 | + 111% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 78 ₪ (E£ 371) | E£ 175 | + 112% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 160 ₪ (E£ 764) | E£ 1,249 | - 39% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 305 ₪ (E£ 1,453) | E£ 406 | + 258% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 48 ₪ (E£ 231) | E£ 75 | + 207% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 14 ₪ (E£ 66) | E£ 38 | + 73% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 28 ₪ (E£ 132) | E£ 47 | + 180% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | 2,576 ₪ (E£ 12,296) | E£ 9,759 | + 26% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1.82 ₪ (E£ 9) | E£ 1.50 | + 479% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 237 ₪ (E£ 1,132) | E£ 466 | + 143% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | 33 ₪ (E£ 158) | E£ 44 | + 262% | |
TOTAL | + 167% |
These prices were last updated on April 11, 2021.
Exchange rate:
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This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 1,522 prices entered by 175 different people.
Cost of living in Israel is 167% more expensive than in Egypt
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