Cost of living in Tel Aviv, Israel

Summary of cost of living in Tel Aviv

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 21,454 ₪
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 12,838 ₪
  • Tel Aviv is the 2nd most expensive city in Middle East (2 out of 7)
  • Cost of living in Tel Aviv is more expensive than in 78% of cities in the World (41 out of 181)
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List of prices in Tel Aviv
Current as of Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 73 ₪
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 53 ₪
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 21 ₪
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7 ₪
12 eggs, large 16 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 6 ₪
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 30 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 12 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.67 ₪
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 12 ₪
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 50 ₪
2 liters of coca-cola 12 ₪
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 7 ₪
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 11,569 ₪
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 8,009 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 901 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 5,840 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 4,643 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 532 ₪
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 104 ₪
40” flat screen tv 1,816 ₪
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 526 ₪
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 29 ₪
Hourly rate for cleaning help 66 ₪
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 354 ₪
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 208 ₪
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 487 ₪
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 462 ₪
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 140,782 ₪
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7 ₪
Monthly ticket public transport 224 ₪
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 65 ₪
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) 471 ₪
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 26 ₪
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 19 ₪
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 14 ₪
4 rolls of toilet paper 9 ₪
Tube of toothpaste 15 ₪
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 74 ₪
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 191 ₪
2 tickets to the movies 81 ₪
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 283 ₪
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 295 ₪
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 59 ₪
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 15 ₪
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 33 ₪
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,364 ₪
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.66 ₪
1 month of gym membership in business district 262 ₪
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 35 ₪
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 259 prices entered by 28 different people.
Latest price update: April 15, 2024

Tel Aviv position in our World Ranking

the world
41st
out of 181
middle east
2nd
out of 7

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

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