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.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1875* (5866 ₪)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 121 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 54 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3937* (12306 ₪)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 187 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 85 per person
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 26 per person

Total budget:

$ 6409* (20034 ₪)

* 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 2021

Cost of living: Israel VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Israel in 2021 is 27% 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 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Herzliya
Ashdod 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ashdod
Rehovot 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Rehovot
Tel Aviv 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Tel Aviv
Haifa 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Haifa
Netanya 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Netanya
Jerusalem 4% 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 41% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 20/person
($ 13 to $ 33)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 41/person
($ 29 to $ 65)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 16/person
($ 15 to $ 20)

95% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 9.2 for 500ml
($ 4.8 to $ 12)

81% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.5 for 330ml
($ 2.3 to $ 4.8)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.9/cup
($ 1.9 to $ 6.3)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.9/can
($ 1.9 to $ 3.8)

47% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.3/bottle
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

41% 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 is essentially the same as 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)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
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
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.3)

114% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.4/500g
($ 1.4 to $ 4.4)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.8)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.2/12 eggs
($ 3.3 to $ 5.4)

76% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Chicken
Chicken
$ 11/kg
($ 7.6 to $ 15)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.5
Apples
Apples
$ 3.3/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 4.8)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.2)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.3)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4
($ 0.6 to $ 2.5)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Israel: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Israel is 28% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.9/ticket
($ 1.6 to $ 2.2)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 2.2)

177% 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)
$ 4.3
($ 3.5 to $ 8)

30% 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: 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
($ 13 to $ 16)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 22/hr
($ 16 to $ 33)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Israel: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Israel is 78% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 12/pack
($ 10.5 to $ 13)

37% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 101
($ 58 to $ 161)

121% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 66
($ 33 to $ 96)

76% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → Tel Aviv
London → Tel Aviv
London → Tel Aviv
$ 230
(fair price: $ 179)
New York City → Tel Aviv
New York City → Tel Aviv
New York City → Tel Aviv
$ 792
(fair price: $ 643)
Los Angeles → Tel Aviv
Los Angeles  → Tel Aviv
Los Angeles  → Tel Aviv
$ 868
(fair price: $ 714)
Toronto (Ontario) → Tel Aviv
Toronto (Ontario) → Tel Aviv
Toronto (Ontario) → Tel Aviv
$ 836
(fair price: $ 752)
Manchester → Tel Aviv
Manchester → Tel Aviv
Manchester → Tel Aviv
$ 278
(fair price: $ 196)
Montreal → Tel Aviv
Montreal → Tel Aviv
Montreal → Tel Aviv
$ 830
(fair price: $ 740)


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 21-09-2021.

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