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:

  • $ 72 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1795* (6510 ₪)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 144 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 53 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 4178* (15148 ₪)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 182 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 85 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 26 per person

Total budget:

$ 6223* (22554 ₪)

* 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 2024

Cost of living: Israel VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Israel in 2024 is 6% 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
Rehovot 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Rehovot
Tel Aviv 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tel Aviv
Jerusalem 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Jerusalem
Herzliya 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Herzliya
Ashdod 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ashdod
Netanya 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Netanya
Nazareth 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Nazareth

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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 9% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 20/person
($ 14 to $ 32)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 43/person
($ 29 to $ 71)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 16/person
($ 14 to $ 18)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 8.4 for 500ml
($ 5 to $ 11)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 4.2)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.8/cup
($ 2.5 to $ 5)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.7/can
($ 2.3 to $ 3.6)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.3/bottle
($ 1.6 to $ 3)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Israel: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Israel is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 122/night
($ 22 to $ 731)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 137/night
($ 53 to $ 529)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 143
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 150/night
($ 95 to $ 321)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 206
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 214/night
($ 145 to $ 399)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 294
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 328/night
($ 196 to $ 647)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 524
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 110/month
($ 65 to $ 222)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 238/month
($ 124 to $ 600)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 205
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 270/month
($ 138 to $ 602)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 188
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 182/month
($ 100 to $ 390)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 227
Family room
Family room
$ 348/month
($ 175 to $ 809)

82% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

Israel: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Israel costs 23% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.5 to $ 2.3)

70% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 2.5/500g
($ 1.4 to $ 4.4)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 2.7/kg
($ 2 to $ 3.6)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.9/12 eggs
($ 3 to $ 5)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Chicken
Chicken
$ 11/kg
($ 6.9 to $ 14)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 3.3/kg
($ 2 to $ 4.2)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.9 to $ 2)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.5 to $ 2.5)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Israel: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Israel is 34% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.6/ticket
($ 1.5 to $ 1.7)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.1/km
($ 0.5 to $ 2.8)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2.1)

104% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.3
($ 3.1 to $ 8.4)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 69/24hrs
($ 29 to $ 325)

118% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32

Israel: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Israel costs 16% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 12 to $ 14)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 20/hr
($ 12 to $ 27)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 24

Israel: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Israel is 31% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 10/pack
($ 9.2 to $ 12)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 87
($ 43 to $ 141)

63% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 54
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 59
($ 34 to $ 85)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Tel Aviv
New York City → Tel Aviv
New York City → Tel Aviv
$ 978
(fair price: $ 799)
London → Tel Aviv
London → Tel Aviv
London → Tel Aviv
$ 207
(fair price: $ 164)
Los Angeles → Tel Aviv
Los Angeles  → Tel Aviv
Los Angeles  → Tel Aviv
$ 1147
(fair price: $ 952)
Montreal → Tel Aviv
Montreal → Tel Aviv
Montreal → Tel Aviv
$ 905
(fair price: $ 766)
Manchester → Tel Aviv
Manchester → Tel Aviv
Manchester → Tel Aviv
$ 251
(fair price: $ 194)
Toronto → Tel Aviv
Toronto → Tel Aviv
Toronto → Tel Aviv
$ 1152
(fair price: $ 965)

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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, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Israel updated on 20-02-2024.

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