Jerusalem travel budget

Jerusalem: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Jerusalem

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 51 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1518* (4816 ₪)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 125 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 52 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3905* (12390 ₪)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 195 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 81 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 25 per person

Total budget:

$ 6285* (19950 ₪)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Jerusalem compared to Israel in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Jerusalem in 2021 is 24% higher than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Jerusalem in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Jerusalem by expense type

Restaurant budget in Jerusalem

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Jerusalem is 35% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 20/person
($ 14 to $ 32)

23% 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
($ 28 to $ 63)

23% 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
($ 11 to $ 20)

93% 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
($ 6.2 to $ 10.3)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.6 for 330ml
($ 2.2 to $ 5.6)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.6/cup
($ 2.2 to $ 4.7)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.5/can
($ 1.9 to $ 3.7)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2/bottle
($ 1.6 to $ 2.7)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Jerusalem

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Jerusalem is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 53/night
($ 48 to $ 59)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 85/night
($ 45 to $ 137)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 165/night
($ 130 to $ 214)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 225/night
($ 157 to $ 352)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 396/night
($ 290 to $ 544)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 97/month
($ 64 to $ 132)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 180/month
($ 119 to $ 265)

7% 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
$ 279/month
($ 183 to $ 410)

69% 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
$ 128/month
($ 82 to $ 188)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 334/month
($ 201 to $ 481)

92% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Jerusalem

On average, the price of supermarket food in Jerusalem is 6% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.5)

95% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.8/500g
($ 1 to $ 3.7)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 4.3)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.9/12 eggs
($ 3.5 to $ 5)

71% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.7/kg
($ 7.6 to $ 13)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 3.3/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 4.7)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.2)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.8
($ 0.8 to $ 3.1)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Public and private transport budget in Jerusalem

On average, the price of transport in Jerusalem is 28% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.8/ticket
($ 1.6 to $ 2.2)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.1/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.9)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2/litre
($ 1.9 to $ 2.2)

187% 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)
$ 3.7
($ 3.2 to $ 4.3)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 35/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 136)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Leisure activity budget in Jerusalem

On average, budget for leisure activities in Jerusalem is 12% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 9.3 to $ 16)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 21/hr
($ 16 to $ 32)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Jerusalem

On average, shopping budget in Jerusalem is 75% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 11/pack
($ 9.9 to $ 13)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 95
($ 63 to $ 156)

107% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 66
($ 39 to $ 109)

83% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36


About this information on the cost of living in Jerusalem

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

The information about the cost of living in Jerusalem was updated on 11-09-2021.

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