Israel vs Japan - Cost of Living Comparison

Israel Japan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1748
$1171
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4126
$2988
🏠 One person rent
$942
$531
🏘️ Family rent
$1609
$1043
🍽️ Food expenses
$555
$394
🚐 Transport expenses
$83.3
$143
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2609
$2440
💸 GDP per capita
$44178
$40193
😃 Human freedom index
7.66
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
82.7
84.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
59
73
🌐 English speaking %
85%
15%
🎓 Higher education
92
99
😀 Quality of life
72
79
🏙️ Population
9.19M
126M

The average cost of living in Israel ($1748) is 49% more expensive than in Japan ($1171). Israel ranked 17th vs 43rd for Japan in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Israel compared to 2.1 months in Japan. Ranked 32nd and 18th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Israel vs Japan

We calculate prices for Israel and Japan as a population-weighted mean of 67 and 907 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Israel Japan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.2
$6.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$72.9
$31.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$15.4
$5.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$8.28
$3.39
 Cappuccino
$3.74
$3.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.6
$1.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$915
$558
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$751
$359
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1621
$1157
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1321
$783
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$131
$98.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$201
$152
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$27.3
$34.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.62%
1.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7706
$4765
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6086
$2789
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.66
$1.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$60.4
$67
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.7
$26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.02
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.74
$1.4
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.19
$1.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$3.3
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.86
$1.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$6.87
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.8
$18.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.05
$4.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.22
$2.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$4.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$4.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$2.28
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.56
$1.59
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.2
$8.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.65
$2.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.3
$3.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.6
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.5
$3.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.28
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.33
$1.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$66.2
$56
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12
$12.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$112
$34.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.3
$17
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.5
$47.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$116
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$844
$331
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8647
$11700

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Cities Comparison in Israel vs Japan

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Israel

City Cost of living Population
Jerusalem
$1871
919K
Tel Aviv
$2256
452K
Haifa
$1568
281K
Rishon LeZion
$1760
250K
Petah Tikva
$1861
236K
Netanya
$1764
217K
Beersheba
$1541
209K
Bnei Brak
$1671
194K
Ramat Gan
$2080
153K
Holon
$1770
189K
Ashkelon
$1599
134K
Rehovot
$1739
133K
Herzliya
$1712
94K
Beit Shemesh
$1585
114K
Bat Yam
$1873
129K
Kfar Saba
$1648
101K
Nazareth
$1372
83.4K
Hadera
$1548
91.7K
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
$1649
90K
Givatayim
$2015
59.5K
Ra'anana
$1646
74K
Ramat HaSharon
$1848
46.7K
Rahat
$1653
64.5K
Lod
$1500
75.7K
Nahariya
$1643
60K
Hod HaSharon
$2055
56.7K
Rosh HaAyin
$1641
56.3K
Kiryat Ata
$1341
55.5K
Umm al-Fahm
$1641
55.3K
Kiryat Gat
$1611
55K

In Japan

City Cost of living Population
Tokyo
$1698
14M
Yokohama
$1653
3.76M
Osaka
$1295
2.75M
Nagoya
$1337
2.33M
Kawasaki
$1133
1.54M
Kobe
$1305
1.51M
Sapporo
$1140
1.96M
Kyoto
$1163
1.46M
Hiroshima
$1227
1.2M
Fukuoka
$1234
1.6M
Sendai
$1128
1.06M
Yokosuka
$1133
390K
Kitakyushu
$1049
935K
Sakai
$1220
824K
Chiba
$1395
982K
Saitama
$1179
1.32M
Kumamoto
$1200
738K
Okayama
$1155
720K
Sagamihara
$1153
726K
Shizuoka
$1057
686K
Kagoshima
$1170
594K
Funabashi
$1170
641K
Kashiwa
$999
434K
Kawaguchi
$1085
593K
Hachioji
$1234
576K
Utsunomiya
$1136
518K
Niigata
$1034
791K
Hamamatsu
$1232
788K
Himeji
$1164
528K
Kanazawa
$924
462K