Here you will find a sample budget for single Olim living in the center of Israel. This resource allows you to approximate your monthly expenses during your first year of Aliyah.
- The spreadsheet is for cash out only, and does not reflect income or savings.
- All sums are in Israeli shekels.
- Upon arrival, you will be renting your residence, sharing with one roommate.
- Prices listed below reflect the range of costs for both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Be aware that Tel Aviv tends to be slightly more expensive.
|Expense: ||Cost: ||Notes: |
| Rent ||1,200-3,200 || With 1+ roommates but with your own room |
|Public Transportation ||200-300 || For intracity transportation |
| Groceries ||1,000-1,600 || |
|Cell/Internet ||200-300 || Does not include the cost of devices (cell phone, modem) |
|Utilities ||200-400 || Price listed is for each individual roommate |
|Vaad Bayit (Building Maintenance) ||100-600 ||Price will vary based on location |
|Health Insurance (basic coverage) ||0-160 ||Free basic coverage for the first 12 months. After finding employment, or after 12 months, the 160 NIS/month payment is paid directly out of the salary. |
| Entertainment ||500-800 ||Includes cable TV, an occasional movie, trip and eating out in restaurants/bars |
|Arnona (Municipal taxes) ||40-120 ||Reflecting the 70-90% discount received by new Olim during the first year |
| TOTAL ||3,440-7,480 || |
| Expense: ||Cost: ||Notes: |
| House setup ||2,000-4,000 ||Includes furniture purchase and cost of assembly, electrician and plumber for a shared, unfurnished apartment. |
|Gym ||200-400/month || |
|Car ||2,000 ||Includes monthly maintenance, insurance and gas. Does not include the cost of purchasing a car or parking |
OTHER EXPENSES TO CONSIDER
| Expense: |
|Savings plan |
|Charitable contributions |
|Mas Hachnasa (Income tax) |
|Credit cards |
|Supplementary Insurance |
|Additional University Costs |
These charts should be used as estimates only.