Cost of living in Tel Aviv, Israel

Summary of cost of living in Tel Aviv

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 20,796 ₪
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 12,234 ₪
  • Tel Aviv is the most expensive city in Middle East (1 out of 9)
  • Cost of living in Tel Aviv is more expensive than in 90% of cities in the World (23 out of 210)
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List of prices in Tel Aviv
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 70 ₪
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 56 ₪
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 22 ₪
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 6 ₪
12 eggs, large 16 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7 ₪
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 28 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 12 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.07 ₪
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 9 ₪
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48 ₪
2 liters of coca-cola 13 ₪
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 8 ₪
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 10,750 ₪
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 7,704 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 889 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 6,134 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 4,664 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 413 ₪
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 101 ₪
40” flat screen tv 1,904 ₪
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 420 ₪
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 31 ₪
Hourly rate for cleaning help 63 ₪
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 349 ₪
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 219 ₪
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 447 ₪
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 491 ₪
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 140,296 ₪
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7 ₪
Monthly ticket public transport 227 ₪
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 57 ₪
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 22 ₪
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 21 ₪
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 493 ₪
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 27 ₪
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 21 ₪
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 16 ₪
4 rolls of toilet paper 9 ₪
Tube of toothpaste 14 ₪
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 71 ₪
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 186 ₪
2 tickets to the movies 89 ₪
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 327 ₪
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 292 ₪
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 57 ₪
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 15 ₪
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 33 ₪
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,738 ₪
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.13 ₪
1 month of gym membership in business district 269 ₪
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 35 ₪
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 467 prices entered by 53 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2023

Tel Aviv position in our World Ranking

the world
23rd
out of 210
middle east
1st
out of 9

Cheapest and most expensive products in Tel Aviv compared to other cities:

the world
5th
the world
5th
the world
5th
the world
5th
middle east
1st
middle east
1st

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