Israel vs Thailand - Cost of Living Comparison

Israel Thailand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1748
$742
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4126
$2274
🏠 One person rent
$942
$319
🏘️ Family rent
$1609
$882
🍽️ Food expenses
$555
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$83.3
$100
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2609
$567
💸 GDP per capita
$44178
$7187
😃 Human freedom index
7.66
6.89
❤️ Life expectancy
82.7
77.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
59
35
🌐 English speaking %
85%
27.2%
🎓 Higher education
92
77
😀 Quality of life
72
64
🏙️ Population
9.19M
65.9M

The average cost of living in Israel ($1748) is 136% more expensive than in Thailand ($742). Israel ranked 17th vs 112th for Thailand 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 0.8 months in Thailand. Ranked 32nd and 46th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Israel vs Thailand

We calculate prices for Israel and Thailand as a population-weighted mean of 67 and 35 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 Thailand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.2
$2.06
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$72.9
$24.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$15.4
$5.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$8.28
$2.24
 Cappuccino
$3.74
$1.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.6
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$915
$427
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$751
$217
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1621
$1352
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1321
$659
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$131
$44.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$201
$68.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$27.3
$15.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.62%
5.25%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7706
$4115
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6086
$2059
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.66
$1.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$60.4
$31.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.7
$8.46
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.02
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.74
$1.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.19
$1.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$1.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.86
$2.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$15.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$2.73
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.8
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.05
$2.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.22
$1.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.7
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.25
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.56
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.2
$17.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.65
$1.64
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.3
$3.69
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.6
$3.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.5
$3.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.28
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.33
$1.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$66.2
$47.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12
$5.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$112
$28.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.3
$8.42
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.5
$48.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$116
$81.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$844
$441
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8647
$13427

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Cities Comparison in Israel vs Thailand

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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 Thailand

City Cost of living Population
Bangkok
$848
5.7M
Nonthaburi
$582
256K
Hat Yai
$548
159K
Pak Kret
$532
185K
Nakhon Ratchasima
$580
134K
Chaophraya Surasak
$537
133K
Surat Thani
$477
131K
Klaeng
$549
130K
Nakhon Si Thammarat
$496
106K
Chiang Mai
$539
127K
Khon Kaen
$577
116K
Nakhon Sawan
$479
86.4K
Rangsit
$485
79.3K
Udon Thani
$468
130K
Pattaya
$584
116K
Laem Chabang
$534
77.8K
Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$535
76.7K
Ubon Ratchathani
$457
79K
Lat Luang
$535
73.9K
Tha Khlong
$536
72.8K
Phuket
$637
77.6K
Nong Prue
$535
70.6K
Ko Samui
$536
69K
Nakhon Pathom
$401
78.8K
Hua Hin
$625
59.4K
Phitsanulok
$420
70.9K
Krabi
$543
30.5K
Chiang Rai
$498
70.6K
Ko Lanta
$536
33.4K
Ao Nang
$661
12.9K