Israel vs United Kingdom - Cost of Living Comparison

Israel United Kingdom
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1748
$1804
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4126
$4398
🏠 One person rent
$942
$1069
🏘️ Family rent
$1609
$1906
🍽️ Food expenses
$555
$426
🚐 Transport expenses
$83.3
$164
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2609
$2896
💸 GDP per capita
$44178
$41059
😃 Human freedom index
7.66
8.75
❤️ Life expectancy
82.7
80.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
59
78
🌐 English speaking %
85%
98.3%
🎓 Higher education
92
100
😀 Quality of life
72
84
🏙️ Population
9.19M
66M

The average cost of living in Israel ($1748) is 3% less expensive than in the United Kingdom ($1804). Israel ranked 17th vs 16th for the United Kingdom 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 1.6 months in the United Kingdom. Ranked 32nd and 6th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Israel vs the United Kingdom

We calculate prices for Israel and the United Kingdom as a population-weighted mean of 67 and 277 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 United Kingdom
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.2
$16.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$72.9
$61
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$15.4
$7.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$8.28
$5.22
 Cappuccino
$3.74
$3.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.6
$1.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$915
$1107
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$751
$843
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1621
$2116
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1321
$1547
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$131
$136
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$201
$209
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$27.3
$36.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.62%
3.05%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7706
$7237
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6086
$4450
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.66
$3.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$60.4
$92.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.7
$17.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.02
$1.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.74
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.19
$1.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$1.65
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.86
$2.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$7.71
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$7.18
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.8
$11.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.05
$2.36
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.22
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$2.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
$0.84
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.56
$2.43
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.2
$9.12
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.65
$2.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.3
$14.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.6
$5.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.5
$4.6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.28
$2.44
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.33
$2.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$66.2
$40.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$112
$102
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.3
$14.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.5
$76.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$116
$81.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$844
$1266
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8647
$16823

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Cities Comparison in Israel vs the United Kingdom

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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 the United Kingdom

City Cost of living Population
London
$2759
8.91M
Birmingham
$1627
1.14M
Leeds
$1670
789K
Glasgow
$1533
626K
Bristol
$1799
567K
Manchester
$1764
548K
Leicester
$1421
464K
Solihull
$1464
207K
Edinburgh
$1695
488K
Sheffield
$1424
518K
Coventry
$1521
363K
Liverpool
$1498
513K
Westminster
$2602
255K
Portsmouth
$1387
248K
York
$1597
208K
Bolton
$1167
285K
Cardiff
$1551
361K
Swindon
$1524
222K
Brighton and Hove
$1747
285K
Belfast
$1545
334K
Sunderland
$1321
277K
Peterborough
$1239
194K
Southampton
$1569
271K
Milton Keynes
$1814
207K
Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
300K
Nottingham
$1401
289K
Ipswich
$1409
290K
Northampton
$1529
212K
Derby
$1359
255K
Stoke-on-Trent
$1251
249K