Cost of living in Palestinian Territory

Summary of cost of living in Palestinian Territory

Family of four estimated monthly costs: 11,496 ₪
Single person estimated monthly costs: 4,082 ₪
Cost of living in Palestinian Territory is more expensive than in 69% of countries in Middle East (5 out of 13)
Cost of living in Palestinian Territory is more expensive than in 71% of countries in the World (30 out of 100)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 44 ₪
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 32 ₪
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 16 ₪
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7 ₪
12 eggs, large 9 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.07 ₪
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 5.94 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.00 ₪
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 9 ₪
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48 ₪
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.42 ₪
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.70 ₪
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,910 ₪
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,481 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 305 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,774 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,305 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 250 ₪
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 99 ₪
40” flat screen TV 1,616 ₪
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 535 ₪
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 33 ₪
Hourly rate for cleaning help 22 ₪
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 248 ₪
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 475 ₪
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 366 ₪
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 478 ₪
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 119,615 ₪
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6 ₪
Monthly ticket public transport 326 ₪
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 19 ₪
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 33 ₪
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 89 ₪
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 24 ₪
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 18 ₪
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 17 ₪
4 rolls of toilet paper 7 ₪
Tube of toothpaste 14 ₪
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 28 ₪
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 122 ₪
2 tickets to the movies 62 ₪
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 137 ₪
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 223 ₪
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 28 ₪
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13 ₪
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 15 ₪
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 3,518 ₪
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.69 ₪
1 month of gym membership in business district 230 ₪
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 24 ₪

Map of Cost of Living in Palestinian Territory

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The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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