Cost of living in Israel compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 172% | |||
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Food in Israel is 172% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 62 ₪ (E£ 299) | E£ 85 | + 254% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | 52 ₪ (E£ 251) | E£ 77 | + 227% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 20 ₪ (E£ 96) | E£ 44 | + 119% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 6 ₪ (E£ 29) | E£ 17 | + 71% | |
12 eggs, large | 14 ₪ (E£ 65) | E£ 18 | + 254% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 5.80 ₪ (E£ 28) | E£ 6 | + 338% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 25 ₪ (E£ 118) | E£ 36 | + 228% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 10 ₪ (E£ 50) | E£ 24 | + 103% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 4.28 ₪ (E£ 21) | E£ 7 | + 177% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 10 ₪ (E£ 46) | E£ 31 | + 49% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 57 ₪ (E£ 275) | E£ 177 | + 55% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | 9 ₪ (E£ 42) | E£ 15 | + 181% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 5.10 ₪ (E£ 25) | E£ 6 | + 303% | |
Housing | + 320% | |||
Housing in Israel is 320% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | 6,946 ₪ (E£ 33,386) | E£ 7,788 | + 329% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | 6,015 ₪ (E£ 28,910) | E£ 3,362 | + 760% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 637 ₪ (E£ 3,063) | E£ 704 | + 335% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | 4,498 ₪ (E£ 21,618) | E£ 4,620 | + 368% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | 3,585 ₪ (E£ 17,230) | E£ 3,344 | + 415% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | 498 ₪ (E£ 2,391) | E£ 501 | + 378% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | 69 ₪ (E£ 333) | E£ 137 | + 144% | |
40” flat screen tv | 1,490 ₪ (E£ 7,163) | E£ 4,538 | + 58% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | 457 ₪ (E£ 2,196) | E£ 2,125 | + 3% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 24 ₪ (E£ 115) | E£ 96 | + 20% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 51 ₪ (E£ 244) | E£ 57 | + 329% | |
Clothes | - 12% | |||
Clothes in Israel is 12% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | 225 ₪ (E£ 1,079) | E£ 917 | + 18% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | 134 ₪ (E£ 643) | E£ 848 | - 24% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | 326 ₪ (E£ 1,567) | E£ 2,121 | - 26% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 393 ₪ (E£ 1,890) | E£ 1,289 | + 47% | |
Transportation | + 141% | |||
Transportation in Israel is 141% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 138,844 ₪ (E£ 667,331) | E£ 395,100 | + 69% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 5.49 ₪ (E£ 26) | E£ 8 | + 234% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 230 ₪ (E£ 1,103) | E£ 318 | + 247% | |
Personal Care | + 183% | |||
Personal Care in Israel is 183% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 23 ₪ (E£ 110) | E£ 35 | + 216% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 28 ₪ (E£ 136) | E£ 61 | + 124% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | 411 ₪ (E£ 1,975) | E£ 261 | + 657% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | 22 ₪ (E£ 108) | E£ 131 | - 18% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 17 ₪ (E£ 82) | E£ 43 | + 91% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 15 ₪ (E£ 71) | E£ 36 | + 98% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 9 ₪ (E£ 44) | E£ 20 | + 122% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 12 ₪ (E£ 57) | E£ 18 | + 211% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 62 ₪ (E£ 297) | E£ 71 | + 318% | |
Entertainment | + 94% | |||
Entertainment in Israel is 94% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 145 ₪ (E£ 696) | E£ 328 | + 112% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 76 ₪ (E£ 364) | E£ 175 | + 108% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 450 ₪ (E£ 2,163) | E£ 1,249 | + 73% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 298 ₪ (E£ 1,434) | E£ 406 | + 253% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 46 ₪ (E£ 222) | E£ 75 | + 194% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 14 ₪ (E£ 67) | E£ 38 | + 75% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 29 ₪ (E£ 137) | E£ 47 | + 191% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | 2,302 ₪ (E£ 11,066) | E£ 9,759 | + 13% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | - | E£ 1.50 | - | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 230 ₪ (E£ 1,107) | E£ 466 | + 138% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | 33 ₪ (E£ 160) | E£ 44 | + 266% | |
TOTAL | + 160% |
These prices were last updated on May 07, 2021.
Exchange rate:
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This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 1,562 prices entered by 170 different people.
Cost of living in Israel is 160% more expensive than in Egypt
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