Cost of living in Jerusalem, Israel

Summary of cost of living in Jerusalem

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 15,692 ₪
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 8,203 ₪

List of prices in Jerusalem
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 58 ₪
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 49 ₪
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 16 ₪
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 5.95 ₪
12 eggs, large 17 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.30 ₪
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 27 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 8 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.84 ₪
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 10 ₪
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48 ₪
2 liters of coca-cola 9 ₪
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5.14 ₪
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 6,133 ₪
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 5,009 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 521 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 4,520 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,260 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 400 ₪
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 70 ₪
40” flat screen tv 1,635 ₪
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 494 ₪
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 27 ₪
Hourly rate for cleaning help 47 ₪
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 207 ₪
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 142 ₪
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 340 ₪
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 433 ₪
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 132,902 ₪
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6 ₪
Monthly ticket public transport 229 ₪
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 79 ₪
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 26 ₪
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 26 ₪
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 370 ₪
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 29 ₪
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 19 ₪
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 12 ₪
4 rolls of toilet paper 8 ₪
Tube of toothpaste 9 ₪
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 54 ₪
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 144 ₪
2 tickets to the movies 78 ₪
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 463 ₪
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 258 ₪
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 44 ₪
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13 ₪
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 28 ₪
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,664 ₪
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.72 ₪
1 month of gym membership in business district 247 ₪
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 33 ₪
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 125 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2022

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