Cost of living in Jerusalem, Israel

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 64 ₪
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 52 ₪
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 20 ₪
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 6 ₪
12 eggs, large 13 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.77 ₪
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 28 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 8 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.16 ₪
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 10 ₪
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 46 ₪
2 liters of Coca-Cola 10 ₪
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5.56 ₪
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 6,304 ₪
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 5,272 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 734 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 4,329 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 3,100 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 311 ₪
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 79 ₪
40” flat screen TV 2,311 ₪
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 473 ₪
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 25 ₪
Hourly rate for cleaning help 49 ₪
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 439 ₪
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 282 ₪
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 486 ₪
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 484 ₪
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 140,669 ₪
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.97 ₪
Monthly ticket public transport 230 ₪
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 75 ₪
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 30 ₪
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 24 ₪
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 345 ₪
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 32 ₪
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 23 ₪
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 19 ₪
4 rolls of toilet paper 10 ₪
Tube of toothpaste 14 ₪
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 52 ₪
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 172 ₪
2 tickets to the movies 75 ₪
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 464 ₪
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 305 ₪
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 40 ₪
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13 ₪
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 26 ₪
iPod nano 16GB 751 ₪
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.77 ₪
1 month of gym membership in business district 345 ₪
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 33 ₪
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 449 prices entered by 44 different people.
Latest price update: August 17, 2017.

Jerusalem position in our World Ranking

the world
49th
out of 307
middle east
4th
out of 21

Cheapest and most expensive products in Jerusalem compared to other cities:

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