Cost of living in Jerusalem, Israel

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 61 ₪
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 49 ₪
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 17 ₪
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 5.65 ₪
12 eggs, large 14 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.29 ₪
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 22 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 8 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.55 ₪
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 10 ₪
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 39 ₪
2 liters of Coca-Cola 9 ₪
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 4.07 ₪
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 6,509 ₪
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 4,765 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 679 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 4,240 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 2,871 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 317 ₪
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 65 ₪
40” flat screen TV 2,342 ₪
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 481 ₪
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 23 ₪
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) 280 ₪
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 490 ₪
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 588 ₪
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 137,961 ₪
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.84 ₪
Monthly ticket public transport 227 ₪
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) 28 ₪
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 9 ₪
Tube of toothpaste 12 ₪
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 52 ₪
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 134 ₪
2 tickets to the movies 72 ₪
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 287 ₪
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 40 ₪
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13 ₪
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 24 ₪
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,400 ₪
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.77 ₪
1 month of gym membership in business district 280 ₪
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 34 ₪
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 536 prices entered by 59 different people.
Latest price update: December 13, 2017.

Jerusalem position in our World Ranking

the world
58th
out of 342
middle east
4th
out of 22

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

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