- Cost of Living
- Israel
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 165% | |||
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Food in Israel is 165% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 59 ₪ (E£ 295) | E£ 149 | + 99% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 47 ₪ (E£ 237) | E£ 70 | + 240% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 19 ₪ (E£ 97) | E£ 39 | + 148% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 6 ₪ (E£ 31) | E£ 14 | + 117% | |

12 eggs, large | 13 ₪ (E£ 68) | E£ 22 | + 210% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 6 ₪ (E£ 31) | E£ 11 | + 187% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 23 ₪ (E£ 118) | E£ 32 | + 267% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 10 ₪ (E£ 52) | E£ 25 | + 106% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 4.65 ₪ (E£ 23) | E£ 6 | + 262% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 9 ₪ (E£ 47) | E£ 21 | + 119% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 51 ₪ (E£ 257) | E£ 162 | + 58% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 9 ₪ (E£ 45) | E£ 12 | + 267% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 7 ₪ (E£ 37) | E£ 5.94 | + 529% | |

Housing | + 252% | |||

Housing in Israel is 252% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 7,887 ₪ (E£ 39,577) | E£ 8,349 | + 374% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 5,772 ₪ (E£ 28,962) | E£ 4,960 | + 484% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 618 ₪ (E£ 3,103) | E£ 939 | + 230% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 4,564 ₪ (E£ 22,901) | E£ 6,082 | + 277% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 3,265 ₪ (E£ 16,381) | E£ 3,803 | + 331% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 430 ₪ (E£ 2,157) | E£ 607 | + 256% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 77 ₪ (E£ 384) | E£ 250 | + 54% | |

40” flat screen TV | 1,953 ₪ (E£ 9,799) | E£ 6,202 | + 58% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 375 ₪ (E£ 1,880) | E£ 3,087 | - 39% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 29 ₪ (E£ 144) | E£ 97 | + 49% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 51 ₪ (E£ 258) | E£ 85 | + 205% | |

Clothes | + 40% | |||

Clothes in Israel is 40% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 316 ₪ (E£ 1,586) | E£ 944 | + 68% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 200 ₪ (E£ 1,004) | E£ 782 | + 28% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 439 ₪ (E£ 2,202) | E£ 1,872 | + 18% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 523 ₪ (E£ 2,622) | E£ 1,232 | + 113% | |

Transportation | + 116% | |||

Transportation in Israel is 116% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 133,575 ₪ (E£ 670,262) | E£ 460,034 | + 46% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 6 ₪ (E£ 31) | E£ 5.63 | + 457% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 231 ₪ (E£ 1,161) | E£ 424 | + 174% | |

Personal Care | + 191% | |||

Personal Care in Israel is 191% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 28 ₪ (E£ 143) | E£ 37 | + 284% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 28 ₪ (E£ 138) | E£ 79 | + 75% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 337 ₪ (E£ 1,693) | E£ 314 | + 440% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 34 ₪ (E£ 170) | E£ 51 | + 233% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 20 ₪ (E£ 103) | E£ 52 | + 98% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 18 ₪ (E£ 89) | E£ 48 | + 87% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 7 ₪ (E£ 34) | E£ 21 | + 66% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 12 ₪ (E£ 63) | E£ 21 | + 202% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 61 ₪ (E£ 307) | E£ 64 | + 379% | |

Entertainment | + 82% | |||

Entertainment in Israel is 82% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 152 ₪ (E£ 765) | E£ 329 | + 132% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 80 ₪ (E£ 404) | E£ 131 | + 209% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 282 ₪ (E£ 1,417) | E£ 693 | + 105% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 278 ₪ (E£ 1,394) | E£ 488 | + 186% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 45 ₪ (E£ 228) | E£ 91 | + 151% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 14 ₪ (E£ 70) | E£ 39 | + 82% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 29 ₪ (E£ 146) | E£ 56 | + 159% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 2,357 ₪ (E£ 11,827) | E£ 10,910 | + 8% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.77 ₪ (E£ 3.85) | E£ 4.61 | - 17% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 317 ₪ (E£ 1,591) | E£ 776 | + 105% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 35 ₪ (E£ 176) | E£ 35 | + 403% | |

TOTAL | + 142% |

These prices were last updated on September 25, 2018.
Exchange rate:
5.018
EGP
/
ILS

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#
Cost of living in
**Israel**
is
**142% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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