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.
|Health Insurance (basic coverage)
||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.
||Includes TV license and cable, an occasional movie, trip and eating out in restaurants
|Arnona (Municipal taxes)
||Reflecting the 90% discount received by new Olim during the first year
| House setup
||Includes furniture purchase and cost of assembly, electrician and plumber for a shared, unfurnished apartment.
| Release of shipment
||Depends on the size of the crate
||Sum represents cost per year for car insurance and repairs, but does NOT include the cost of gas. Gas costs ~300-400 NIS to fill up a mid-sized car
OTHER EXPENSES TO CONSIDER
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|Savings plan |
|Charitable contributions |
|Mas Hachnasa (Income tax) |
|Credit cards |
These charts should be used as estimates only.