Cost of living in Tel Aviv, Israel

Summary of cost of living in Tel Aviv

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 18,299 ₪
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 10,397 ₪
  • Tel Aviv is the most expensive city in Middle East (1 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Tel Aviv is more expensive than in 86% of cities in the World (24 out of 161)
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List of prices in Tel Aviv
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 58 ₪
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 56 ₪
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 20 ₪
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 6 ₪
12 eggs, large 13 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.72 ₪
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 20 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 11 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.34 ₪
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8 ₪
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 62 ₪
2 liters of coca-cola 9 ₪
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5.23 ₪
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 8,663 ₪
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 6,509 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 685 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 5,393 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 4,177 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 436 ₪
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 74 ₪
40” flat screen tv 1,540 ₪
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 393 ₪
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 29 ₪
Hourly rate for cleaning help 50 ₪
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 305 ₪
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 173 ₪
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 429 ₪
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 436 ₪
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 132,344 ₪
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.95 ₪
Monthly ticket public transport 243 ₪
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 66 ₪
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 24 ₪
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 24 ₪
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 365 ₪
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 31 ₪
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 18 ₪
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 18 ₪
4 rolls of toilet paper 8 ₪
Tube of toothpaste 12 ₪
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 76 ₪
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 162 ₪
2 tickets to the movies 85 ₪
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 272 ₪
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 317 ₪
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 52 ₪
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 15 ₪
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 28 ₪
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,572 ₪
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.98 ₪
1 month of gym membership in business district 272 ₪
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 33 ₪
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 263 prices entered by 26 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2022

Tel Aviv position in our World Ranking

the world
24th
out of 161
middle east
1st
out of 11

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

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2nd
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3rd
the world
5th
the world
5th
middle east
1st

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