Prices in Israel

What are the supermarket prices in Israel? Is the cost of living in Israel are higher than in United States? How much will it cost us to entertain in Israel and how much will we spend in restaurants and bars?
On this page below you will find the current price and cost overview in Israel: food, Restaurants, living, and Entertainment (The last update: today 16 hours ago)

Currency in Israel to Israeli new shekel (ILS ₪). For 9.9 US dollars you can get 31.9 Israeli new shekels. For 99 US dollars you can get 319 Israeli new shekels. And the other way: For 9.9 Israeli new shekels you can get 3.07 US dollars.


What are the different prices in the cities in Israel? Look here: Prices in cities in Israel

Prices: Ashdod   Bat Yam   Hadera   Haifa   Holon   Petah Tikva   Ramat Gan   Rishon LeZion   Jerusalem   Beersheba  

Given several price and cost categories, if we add up different expenses, we can say that prices are higher in Israel than prices in United States. Food and basic products are on average more expensive by 13%. In restaurants it will be more expensive by 35%. And the cost of living is higher in Israel around 49%. If we want to use our free time for entertainment or sport, we have to focus on spending more money by 70%.

See also how prices have changed in previous years: Price changes in previous years in Israel


Are hotels expensive in Israel? How much will we pay for a room in Israel?

The average price of accommodation in Israel is $180 (₪580). If you are looking for the cheapest accommodation: in a cheap one-star hotel you will pay: $110 (₪340) and if you like hostels, you'll spend the night there for: $59 (₪190). The cost of a room in a 2-star hotel is Israel in $130 (₪410). 3-star hotels offer accommodation on average for $200 (₪630) Overnight stay in 4-star hotel costs $290 (₪950) in Israel If you are looking for the best conditions for your stay, then in 5-star hotels that will provide much more luxury you will have to pay $380 (₪1.2K)


And if you plan a trip to a given region of the world, maybe cheaper than in Israel will be in nearby countries? See prices in: Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Syria.

Comparison of selected prices in Israel with prices in United States:

fees

$230 ($150 - $370)
40% more than in United States

internet

$29 ($22 - $39)
by half less than in United States

jeans pants

$97 ($55 - $150)
120% more than in United States

average earnings

$2.6K
26% less than in United States

renting a small apartment in the center

$1K ($710 - $1.7K)
21% less than in United States

renting a large apartment outside the centre

$1.4K ($920 - $2.1K)
21% less than in United States

bread

$2.3 ($1.3 - $4.3)
15% less than in United States

cheese

$15 ($7.7 - $31)
34% more than in United States

rice

$2.8 ($1.5 - $3.7)
28% less than in United States

tomatoes

$1.8 ($0.92 - $3.1)
by half less than in United States

bananas

$2.5 ($1.5 - $4.6)
63% more than in United States

wine

$12 ($8.6 - $18)
3.5% more than in United States

cheap restaurant

$18 ($12 - $31)
24% more than in United States

local beer

$8.9 ($4.6 - $11)
80% more than in United States

coffee

$3.8 ($1.8 - $5.5)
10% less than in United States

bottle of water

$2.2 ($1.5 - $3.1)
by half more than in United States

mac burger king or similar bar

$15 ($14 - $18)
twice as much as in United States

cola pepsi sprite mirinda

$2.8 ($1.8 - $3.7)
by half more than in United States

Price changes in previous years in Israel

Has the price of bread increased in Israel?
Bread in previous years has cost: 2010: $2.3(₪7.5), 2011: $2.1(₪6.8), 2012: $2(₪6.3), 2013: $2.1(₪6.8), 2014: $2.1(₪6.9), 2015: $2.1(₪6.7), 2016: $1.9(₪6.2), 2017: $2.1(₪6.6), and 2018: $2.1(₪6.9).

Israel price changes: A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) 2010-2018
Israel price changes A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) hikersbay.com

Bananas - price changes in years: 2015: $2.3(₪7.5), 2016: $2.2(₪7.1), 2017: $2.5(₪8.2), and 2018: $2.4(₪7.7)

Israel price changes: Bananas (1kg) 2015-2018
Israel price changes Bananas (1kg) hikersbay.com

Have prices increased in restaurants in Israel?
In inexpensive restaurants, the price for a meal was: 2010: $14(₪46), 2011: $14(₪45), 2012: $15(₪50), 2013: $15(₪50), 2014: $15(₪50), 2015: $15(₪50), 2016: $18(₪59), 2017: $18(₪58), and 2018: $17(₪54)

Israel price changes: Meal in a cheap restaurant 2010-2018
Israel price changes Meal in a cheap restaurant hikersbay.com

Renting A Small Apartment In The Center - price changes in years: 2010: $800(₪2.6K), 2011: $900(₪2.9K), 2012: $920(₪3K), 2013: $1.1K(₪3.4K), 2014: $950(₪3.1K), 2015: $1K(₪3.4K), 2016: $1.1K(₪3.5K), 2017: $1.3K(₪4.2K), and 2018: $1.2K(₪3.8K)

Israel price changes: Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2010-2018
Israel price changes Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre hikersbay.com
Israel price changes: Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2011-2018
Israel price changes Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) hikersbay.com