Cost of living in Ramallah, Palestinian Territory

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 52 ₪
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 33 ₪
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 16 ₪
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7 ₪
12 eggs, large 9 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.00 ₪
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 18 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 6 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.63 ₪
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 11 ₪
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 76 ₪
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.67 ₪
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.36 ₪
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,627 ₪
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,762 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 428 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,675 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,167 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 308 ₪
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 140 ₪
40” flat screen TV 2,373 ₪
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 393 ₪
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 34 ₪
Hourly rate for cleaning help 24 ₪
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 277 ₪
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 275 ₪
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 353 ₪
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 303 ₪
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 132,925 ₪
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6 ₪
Monthly ticket public transport 330 ₪
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 67 ₪
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 16 ₪
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 28 ₪
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 64 ₪
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 24 ₪
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 19 ₪
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 19 ₪
4 rolls of toilet paper 8 ₪
Tube of toothpaste 11 ₪
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 25 ₪
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 155 ₪
2 tickets to the movies 60 ₪
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 64 ₪
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 256 ₪
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 27 ₪
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 16 ₪
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 23 ₪
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 3,075 ₪
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.67 ₪
1 month of gym membership in business district 309 ₪
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 26 ₪
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 140 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: December 14, 2017.

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