Cost of living in Jerusalem, Israel

Summary of cost of living in Jerusalem

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 17,139 ₪
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 9,001 ₪
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Jerusalem
Current as of Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 62 ₪
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 52 ₪
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 18 ₪
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 6 ₪
12 eggs, large 13 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.60 ₪
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 30 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 10 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.80 ₪
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 11 ₪
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 62 ₪
2 liters of coca-cola 10 ₪
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5.82 ₪
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 7,189 ₪
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 5,220 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 653 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 4,572 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,280 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 396 ₪
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 67 ₪
40” flat screen tv 1,504 ₪
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 545 ₪
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 32 ₪
Hourly rate for cleaning help 50 ₪
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 193 ₪
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 191 ₪
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 404 ₪
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 497 ₪
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 137,257 ₪
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7 ₪
Monthly ticket public transport 232 ₪
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 90 ₪
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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) 359 ₪
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 28 ₪
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 20 ₪
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 14 ₪
4 rolls of toilet paper 8 ₪
Tube of toothpaste 10 ₪
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 54 ₪
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 139 ₪
2 tickets to the movies 84 ₪
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 497 ₪
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 278 ₪
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 50 ₪
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13 ₪
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 29 ₪
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,265 ₪
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.72 ₪
1 month of gym membership in business district 276 ₪
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 34 ₪
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 105 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: April 12, 2024

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