Travel budget and cost of living in Israel how much does a trip cost?

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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:

  • $ 59 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1605* (5376 ₪)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 130 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 48 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3833* (12852 ₪)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 183 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 73 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 24 per person

Total budget:

$ 5855* (19614 ₪)

* 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 2019

Cost of living: Israel VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Israel in 2019 is 13% higher than in United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Israel in 2019 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 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Herzliya
Mitzpe Ramon 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mitzpe Ramon
Tel Aviv 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tel Aviv
Haifa 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Haifa
Ashdod 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Ashdod
Jerusalem 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Jerusalem

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Local prices in Israel by expense type

Restaurant budget in Israel

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Israel is 36% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 17/person
($ 14 to $ 22)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 34/person
($ 26 to $ 46)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 15/person
($ 14 to $ 17)

101% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 8.4 for 500ml
($ 7.5 to $ 9.6)

97% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.3 for 330ml
($ 2.3 to $ 4.5)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.7/cup
($ 2.4 to $ 4.5)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.6/can
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

35% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2/bottle
($ 1.6 to $ 3)

33% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Israel

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Israel costs 3% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 58 to $ 61)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 107/night
($ 102 to $ 112)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 121
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 153/night
($ 125 to $ 185)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 213/night
($ 170 to $ 282)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 366/night
($ 281 to $ 482)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 501
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 91/month
($ 70 to $ 119)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 173/month
($ 116 to $ 277)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 237/month
($ 152 to $ 372)

43% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 156/month
($ 103 to $ 260)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 212
Family room
Family room
$ 320/month
($ 216 to $ 463)

83% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Israel

On average, the price of supermarket food in Israel costs 6% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2)

95% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2/500g
($ 1.3 to $ 3.3)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.3)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.7/12 eggs
($ 3.5 to $ 4.5)

55% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 14/kg
($ 9 to $ 21)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.9/kg
($ 7.5 to $ 12)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.6/salad
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.6 to $ 2.4)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 21/kg
($ 14 to $ 27)

62% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Israel

On average, the price of transport in Israel is 8% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.8/ticket
($ 1.6 to $ 1.8)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 65/month
($ 61 to $ 76)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.1/km
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2)

147% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.6
($ 3.5 to $ 6)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 29/24hrs
($ 14 to $ 95)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Israel

On average, the cost of housing in Israel costs 9% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 211/month
($ 121 to $ 300)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 29/month
($ 22 to $ 38)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1033/month
($ 689 to $ 1495)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 817/month
($ 539 to $ 1167)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1722/month
($ 1047 to $ 2542)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1339/month
($ 838 to $ 1943)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 75/month
($ 46 to $ 100)

93% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 833/month
($ 599 to $ 1047)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 12917/yr
($ 5978 to $ 14945)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Israel

On average, budget for leisure activities in Israel is 7% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 12/ticket
($ 12 to $ 14)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 20/hr
($ 14 to $ 32)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Israel

On average, shopping budget in Israel is 58% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 10.5/pack
($ 9.6 to $ 12)

41% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 95
($ 61 to $ 136)

101% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 59
($ 38 to $ 91)

56% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 127
($ 91 to $ 181)

60% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 134
($ 103 to $ 181)

31% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Tel Aviv
New York City → Tel Aviv
New York City → Tel Aviv
$ 919
(fair price: $ 789)
London → Tel Aviv
London → Tel Aviv
London → Tel Aviv
$ 316
(fair price: $ 272)
Los Angeles → Tel Aviv
Los Angeles  → Tel Aviv
Los Angeles  → Tel Aviv
$ 1062
(fair price: $ 931)
Toronto (Ontario) → Tel Aviv
Toronto (Ontario) → Tel Aviv
Toronto (Ontario) → Tel Aviv
$ 888
(fair price: $ 795)
Manchester → Tel Aviv
Manchester → Tel Aviv
Manchester → Tel Aviv
$ 440
(fair price: $ 341)
Dublin → Tel Aviv
Dublin → Tel Aviv
Dublin → Tel Aviv
$ 529
(fair price: $ 395)
Edinburgh → Tel Aviv
Edinburgh → Tel Aviv
Edinburgh → Tel Aviv
$ 398
(fair price: $ 347)
Montreal → Tel Aviv
Montreal → Tel Aviv
Montreal → Tel Aviv
$ 962
(fair price: $ 880)
Sydney → Tel Aviv
Sydney → Tel Aviv
Sydney → Tel Aviv
$ 1538
(fair price: $ 1361)
Melbourne → Tel Aviv
Melbourne → Tel Aviv
Melbourne → Tel Aviv
$ 1543
(fair price: $ 1396)

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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 13-05-2019.

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