Israel
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Restaurants

Price

World Range

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

17.14 $

Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

85.7 $

McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)

15.71 $

Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)

8.57 $

Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)

8.0 $

Cappuccino (regular)

3.7 $

Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)

2.65 $

Water (12 oz small bottle)

1.99 $

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Markets

Price

World Range

Milk (regular), (1 gallon)

1.72 $

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)

2.3 $

Rice (white), (1 lb)

2.67 $

Eggs (regular) (12)

3.76 $

Local Cheese (1 lb)

14.0 $

Chicken Fillets (1 lb)

10.13 $

Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)

19.54 $

Apples (1 lb)

3.09 $

Banana (1 lb)

2.25 $

Oranges (1 lb)

1.84 $

Tomato (1 lb)

1.77 $

Potato (1 lb)

1.32 $

Onion (1 lb)

1.16 $

Lettuce (1 head)

1.68 $

Water (1.5 liter bottle)

1.36 $

Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

11.43 $

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)

2.52 $

Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)

3.14 $

Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)

10.0 $

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Transportation

Price

World Range

One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

1.71 $

Monthly Pass (Regular Price)

60.84 $

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

4.28 $

Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)

1.14 $

Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

28.57 $

Gasoline (1 gallon)

1.99 $

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)

39277.13 $

Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)

39574.0 $

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Utilities (Monthly)

Price

World Range

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment

230.39 $

1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)

0.09 $

Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)

27.93 $

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Sports And Leisure

Price

World Range

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult

67.91 $

Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)

18.97 $

Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

12.0 $

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Childcare

Price

World Range

Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child

888.79 $

International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child

9349.68 $

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Clothing And Shoes

Price

World Range

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)

86.99 $

1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)

58.23 $

1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)

115.78 $

1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes

128.95 $

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Rent Per Month

Price

World Range

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre

1128.31 $

Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre

924.34 $

Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre

1773.75 $

Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre

1450.7 $

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Buy Apartment Price

Price

World Range

Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre

7726.81 $

Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre

6256.45 $

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Salaries And Financing

Price

World Range

Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)

2588.21 $

Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate

3.5 %

Israel

How Safe Is Israel for Travel?
Warnings & Dangers in Israel

OVERALL RISK: MEDIUM

Israel is overall safe to travel to, with considerably low crime rates where tourists are free to explore without having to worry about street crime. However, it is advised that you remain vigilant at all times, especially on public transport since Palestinian terrorist groups have been known to target buses and bus-stops.

TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK: MEDIUM

It is recommended that you remain vigilant when using public transport since it is often the target of terrorist groups. Try to avoid public transport during rush hours and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

PICKPOCKETS RISK: MEDIUM

Pickpockets are a problem like in the majority of destinations frequented by tourists. Be careful, keep your eyes open in public, crowded areas such as train stations and airports, and keep your valuables close by your side.

NATURAL DISASTERS RISK: MEDIUM

Israel is located in a seismically active area. Apart from that, you can expect sand storms and occasional floods.

MUGGING RISK: MEDIUM

It is not likely you will get mugged in Israel. Crime rates are very low, and violent crime against tourists is highly unlikely. Still, be careful near the borders with Syria, Lebanon or Egypt, since there's a risk of being kidnapped in those areas.

TERRORISM RISK: HIGH

Acts of terrorism are very likely in Israel. Avoid at all costs the areas near the borders with Lebanon, Syria or Egypt.

SCAMS RISK: LOW

The risk of getting scammed in Israel is pretty low, though you should still negotiate everything in advance, double check your change and never pay anything upfront.

WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK: LOW

Israel is definitely safe for women traveling solo. Just use your common sense and have your wits with you. Avoid poorly lit and deserted areas at night and finding yourself in places filled with drunken people.

Useful Information & Tips
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Airports

Ben Gurion International Airport, sometimes knows as just Ben Gurion Airport or Natbag is the busiest, and the main international airport of Israel. It is located 19 km southeast of Tel Aviv, the main municipal city of this country.

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Visas

Many countries, including all U.S, Australian, European and Canadian visitors do not need a visa for stays shorter than 90 days. Any longer than that, you might need to acquire a visa. If you are not sure about your visa status, visit www.doyouneedvisa.com which will let you know whether or not you need a visa based on your nationality and the country you want to visit.

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Currency

Israeli new shekel is the official currency of Israel. Be wary of people trying to pass off the old version of a shekel as the new one: the old ones do not have any value. ATMs are widely available, except near the borders with Jordan and Egypt and credit cards accepted throughout the country.

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Weather

The weather in Israel is characterized by hot and sunny summers, and long sunny spells, with clear skies from May to September. In places where there is precipitation, rain is expected from November to March. The west coast of Israel has a Mediterranean climate, with very mild and rainy winters, and hot and sunny summers.

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Travel Insurance

Just like anywhere else, we recommend getting travel insurance when traveling to Israel since it covers not only the costs of medical problems but also theft and loss of valuables.