Cost of living in Jerusalem, Israel

Summary of cost of living in Jerusalem

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 15,755 ₪
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 8,125 ₪
  • Cost of living in Jerusalem is more expensive than in 81% of cities in Middle East (5 out of 21)
  • Cost of living in Jerusalem is more expensive than in 83% of cities in the World (50 out of 282)

List of prices in Jerusalem, Israel. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 63 ₪
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 37 ₪
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 17 ₪
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7 ₪
12 eggs, large 18 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.13 ₪
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 27 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 9 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.76 ₪
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 9 ₪
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 44 ₪
2 liters of coca-cola 8 ₪
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5.72 ₪
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 6,162 ₪
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 4,805 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 536 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 4,287 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,183 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 363 ₪
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 79 ₪
40” flat screen tv 1,914 ₪
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 504 ₪
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 28 ₪
Hourly rate for cleaning help 48 ₪
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 238 ₪
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 178 ₪
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 420 ₪
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 439 ₪
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 129,213 ₪
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6 ₪
Monthly ticket public transport 214 ₪
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) 29 ₪
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 24 ₪
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 392 ₪
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 33 ₪
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 23 ₪
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 16 ₪
4 rolls of toilet paper 9 ₪
Tube of toothpaste 11 ₪
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 52 ₪
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 132 ₪
2 tickets to the movies 80 ₪
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 262 ₪
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 37 ₪
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11 ₪
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 25 ₪
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,687 ₪
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.77 ₪
1 month of gym membership in business district 269 ₪
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 34 ₪
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 281 prices entered by 29 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2020

Jerusalem position in our World Ranking

the world
50th
out of 282
middle east
5th
out of 21

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

the world
2nd
the world
4th
the world
4th
the world
5th
middle east
1st
middle east
1st

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