Cost of living in Jerusalem, Israel

Summary of cost of living in Jerusalem

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 15,634 ₪
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 8,095 ₪
  • Jerusalem is the 3rd most expensive city in Middle East (3 out of 14)
  • Cost of living in Jerusalem is more expensive than in 76% of cities in the World (48 out of 198)

List of prices in Jerusalem, Israel. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 56 ₪
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 47 ₪
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 16 ₪
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 5.95 ₪
12 eggs, large 18 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.27 ₪
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 30 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 8 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.01 ₪
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 10 ₪
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 49 ₪
2 liters of coca-cola 9 ₪
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5.93 ₪
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 6,063 ₪
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 4,843 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 544 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 4,535 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,225 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 402 ₪
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 70 ₪
40” flat screen tv 1,560 ₪
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 510 ₪
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 27 ₪
Hourly rate for cleaning help 46 ₪
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 207 ₪
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 142 ₪
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 337 ₪
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 433 ₪
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 132,028 ₪
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6 ₪
Monthly ticket public transport 223 ₪
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 79 ₪
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 26 ₪
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 26 ₪
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 370 ₪
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 30 ₪
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 20 ₪
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 13 ₪
4 rolls of toilet paper 8 ₪
Tube of toothpaste 10 ₪
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 54 ₪
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 146 ₪
2 tickets to the movies 78 ₪
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 464 ₪
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 288 ₪
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 44 ₪
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13 ₪
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 26 ₪
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,687 ₪
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.75 ₪
1 month of gym membership in business district 247 ₪
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 33 ₪
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 260 prices entered by 29 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2021

Jerusalem position in our World Ranking

the world
48th
out of 198
middle east
3rd
out of 14

Cheapest and most expensive products in Jerusalem compared to other cities:

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

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