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 || |
|Public Transportation ||300-400 || |
| Food ||1,000-1,600 || |
|Phone/Cell/Internet ||300-600 || |
|Utilities ||400-600 || |
|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 ||600-1,200 ||Includes TV license and cable, an occasional movie, trip and eating out in restaurants |
|Arnona (Municipal taxes) ||40-120 ||Reflecting the 90% discount received by new Olim during the first year |
| TOTAL ||3,840-7,880 || |
| Expense: ||Cost: ||Notes: |
| House setup ||2,000-4,000 ||Includes furniture purchase and cost of assembly, electrician and plumber for a shared, unfurnished apartment. |
| Release of shipment ||0-4,000 ||Depends on the size of the crate |
|Gym ||200-400/month || |
|Car ||5,000-7,000 ||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
| Expense: |
|Savings plan |
|Charitable contributions |
|Mas Hachnasa (Income tax) |
|Credit cards |
These charts should be used as estimates only.