Israel vs Spain - Cost of Living Comparison

Israel Spain
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1748
$1141
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4126
$2609
🏠 One person rent
$942
$613
🏘️ Family rent
$1609
$972
🍽️ Food expenses
$555
$329
🚐 Transport expenses
$83.3
$88.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2609
$1701
💸 GDP per capita
$44178
$27056
😃 Human freedom index
7.66
8.56
❤️ Life expectancy
82.7
82.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
59
61
🌐 English speaking %
85%
22%
🎓 Higher education
92
90
😀 Quality of life
72
73
🏙️ Population
9.19M
46.7M

The average cost of living in Israel ($1748) is 53% more expensive than in Spain ($1141). Israel ranked 17th vs 46th for Spain 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 1.5 months in Spain. Ranked 32nd and 27th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Israel vs Spain

We calculate prices for Israel and Spain as a population-weighted mean of 67 and 153 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 Spain
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.2
$11.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$72.9
$40.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$15.4
$7.85
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$8.28
$3.03
 Cappuccino
$3.74
$2.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.6
$1.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$915
$620
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$751
$470
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1621
$1021
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1321
$767
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$131
$77.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$201
$119
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$27.3
$35.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.62%
2.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7706
$3348
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6086
$2169
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.66
$1.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$60.4
$39.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.7
$14.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.02
$1.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.74
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.19
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$1.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.86
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$6.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.8
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.05
$1.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.22
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$1.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.27
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.56
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.2
$5.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.65
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.3
$5.16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.6
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.5
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.28
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.33
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$66.2
$38.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12
$8.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$112
$59.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.3
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.5
$74
👟 Brand Sneakers
$116
$72.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$844
$370
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8647
$7276

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Cities Comparison in Israel vs Spain

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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 Spain

City Cost of living Population
Madrid
$1445
3.31M
Barcelona
$1487
1.64M
Tenerife
$1133
905K
Zaragoza
$1018
675K
Valencia
$1197
790K
Seville
$996
684K
Malaga
$1115
577K
Palma de Mallorca
$1326
419K
Bilbao
$1338
346K
Murcia
$970
460K
Pamplona
$1207
203K
Gijon
$1150
269K
Alicante
$999
337K
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1170
265K
San Sebastian
$1379
188K
Valladolid
$1024
298K
Las Palmas
$1086
379K
Terrassa
$1153
223K
Vigo
$991
294K
Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1278
253K
Granada
$951
232K
Sabadell
$1269
216K
Cordoba
$885
322K
Cartagena
$852
216K
Almeria
$941
201K
Jerez de la Frontera
$848
213K
Badalona
$1399
223K
Oviedo
$978
186K
A Coruna
$1100
245K
Elche
$886
234K