Cost of living in Jerusalem, Israel

Summary of cost of living in Jerusalem

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 15,882 ₪
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 8,231 ₪
  • Cost of living in Jerusalem is more expensive than in 78% of cities in Middle East (5 out of 18)
  • Cost of living in Jerusalem is more expensive than in 80% of cities in the World (54 out of 259)

List of prices in Jerusalem, Israel. Current as of Mar 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 54 ₪
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 40 ₪
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 17 ₪
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 5.89 ₪
12 eggs, large 20 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.08 ₪
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 29 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 9 ₪
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.86 ₪
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 10 ₪
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 43 ₪
2 liters of coca-cola 9 ₪
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 6 ₪
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 6,361 ₪
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 4,805 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 536 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 4,290 ₪
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,183 ₪
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 363 ₪
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 79 ₪
40” flat screen tv 1,914 ₪
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 504 ₪
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 27 ₪
Hourly rate for cleaning help 47 ₪
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 244 ₪
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 170 ₪
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 406 ₪
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 439 ₪
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 129,213 ₪
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6 ₪
Monthly ticket public transport 217 ₪
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 75 ₪
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 29 ₪
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 24 ₪
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 392 ₪
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 33 ₪
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 24 ₪
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 18 ₪
4 rolls of toilet paper 9 ₪
Tube of toothpaste 10 ₪
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 52 ₪
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 135 ₪
2 tickets to the movies 79 ₪
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 38 ₪
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12 ₪
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) 0.77 ₪
1 month of gym membership in business district 248 ₪
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 34 ₪
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 323 prices entered by 30 different people.
Latest price update: March 28, 2020

Jerusalem position in our World Ranking

the world
54th
out of 259
middle east
5th
out of 18

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

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5th
middle east
1st
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1st
middle east
1st
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1st
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