Travel budget in Israel

Israel: calculate your travel budget

Israel: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Israel for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 74 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1824* (6048 ₪)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 121 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 51 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3808* (12614 ₪)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 187 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 80 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 26 per person

Total budget:

$ 6195* (20510 ₪)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Israel in 2020

Cost of living: Israel VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Israel in 2020 is 17% higher than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Israel by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Israel compared to the national average.

Cities /Israel View Details
Herzliya 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Herzliya
Rehovot 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Rehovot
Tel Aviv 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tel Aviv
Mitzpe Ramon 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Mitzpe Ramon
Ashdod 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ashdod
Netanya 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Netanya
Jerusalem 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Jerusalem

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Local prices in Israel by expense type

Israel: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Israel is 36% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 12 to $ 24)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 39/person
($ 24 to $ 60)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 15/person
($ 14 to $ 17)

86% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 8.7 for 500ml
($ 4.5 to $ 10.5)

72% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.5 for 330ml
($ 2.2 to $ 4.9)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.7/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 5.1)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.6/can
($ 2.2 to $ 3.6)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.2/bottle
($ 1.6 to $ 3)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Israel: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Israel costs 3% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 78/night
($ 77 to $ 81)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 84/night
($ 64 to $ 110)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 157/night
($ 125 to $ 192)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 218/night
($ 173 to $ 290)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 372/night
($ 277 to $ 498)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 91/month
($ 66 to $ 121)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 188/month
($ 134 to $ 269)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 238/month
($ 157 to $ 357)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 152/month
($ 104 to $ 235)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 341/month
($ 207 to $ 541)

96% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Israel: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Israel is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.2)

105% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.2/500g
($ 1.3 to $ 4.5)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 3.6)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.8/12 eggs
($ 3.1 to $ 4.8)

63% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 15/kg
($ 8.4 to $ 30)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 10.3/kg
($ 7.2 to $ 14)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3.1/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 4.5)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1 to $ 4.5)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 3)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.3)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.8/salad
($ 1 to $ 3)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.6 to $ 3)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 22/kg
($ 12 to $ 30)

65% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Israel: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Israel is 16% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.8/ticket
($ 1.6 to $ 2)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 65/month
($ 54 to $ 90)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.2/km
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2)

168% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.8
($ 3.5 to $ 7.5)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 29/24hrs
($ 14 to $ 100)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Israel: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Israel costs 10% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 230/month
($ 150 to $ 395)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 29/month
($ 22 to $ 40)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1052/month
($ 692 to $ 1793)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1361
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 820/month
($ 538 to $ 1255)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1093
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1672/month
($ 1106 to $ 2808)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2181
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1338/month
($ 897 to $ 1942)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1733
Gym
Gym
$ 76/month
($ 40 to $ 120)

96% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 866/month
($ 688 to $ 1091)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 950
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 8960/yr
($ 3585 to $ 17923)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16351

Israel: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Israel is 19% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 12 to $ 15)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 22/hr
($ 15 to $ 30)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Israel: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Israel is 63% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 10.5/pack
($ 10.2 to $ 12)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 98
($ 60 to $ 150)

114% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 63
($ 30 to $ 90)

72% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36
Trainers
Trainers
$ 127
($ 84 to $ 180)

62% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 137
($ 90 to $ 195)

38% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Tel Aviv
New York City → Tel Aviv
New York City → Tel Aviv
$ 879
(fair price: $ 696)
Toronto (Ontario) → Tel Aviv
Toronto (Ontario) → Tel Aviv
Toronto (Ontario) → Tel Aviv
$ 846
(fair price: $ 756)
Los Angeles → Tel Aviv
Los Angeles  → Tel Aviv
Los Angeles  → Tel Aviv
$ 955
(fair price: $ 795)
London → Tel Aviv
London → Tel Aviv
London → Tel Aviv
$ 286
(fair price: $ 237)
Manchester → Tel Aviv
Manchester → Tel Aviv
Manchester → Tel Aviv
$ 345
(fair price: $ 255)
Dublin → Tel Aviv
Dublin → Tel Aviv
Dublin → Tel Aviv
$ 450
(fair price: $ 302)
Montreal → Tel Aviv
Montreal → Tel Aviv
Montreal → Tel Aviv
$ 860
(fair price: $ 753)
Edinburgh → Tel Aviv
Edinburgh → Tel Aviv
Edinburgh → Tel Aviv
$ 343
(fair price: $ 257)
Sydney → Tel Aviv
Sydney → Tel Aviv
Sydney → Tel Aviv
$ 1528
(fair price: $ 1316)
Melbourne → Tel Aviv
Melbourne → Tel Aviv
Melbourne → Tel Aviv
$ 1559
(fair price: $ 1348)
Auckland → Tel Aviv
Auckland → Tel Aviv
Auckland → Tel Aviv
$ 2088
(fair price: $ 1427)
Perth → Tel Aviv
Perth → Tel Aviv
Perth → Tel Aviv
$ 1557
(fair price: $ 1377)

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About the information on the cost of living in Israel

The information about the cost of living in Israel shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Israel updated on 19-11-2020.

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