Vacation in Israel on a limited budget

It’s possible to visit Israel on limited budgets, but there is a certain minimum required, otherwise you starve! Anyway, it’s possible to enjoy visiting Israel with a daily budget of NIS 200 (or $53) per day. With that daily budget, you can get a 7 day vacation in Israel for NIS 1,400 (or $370).

Backpackers
Backpackers

Less than NIS 200 ($53)

  • A camping or sleep in your tent or sleeping bag
  • A Meals of felafel or hummus, and supermarket picnics
  • A Travel by hitchhike, bus, train or sherut (shared taxi)
  • A Swim at free public beaches
Florentine Backpackers Tel Aviv
Florentine Backpackers Tel Aviv

Less than NIS 300 ($80)

  • A Dorm bed: NIS 100 ($27)
  • A Meals of felafel or hummus, and supermarket picnics
  • A Travel by bus, train or sherut (shared taxi)
  • A Swim at free public beaches

Between NIS 500–NIS 600 ($133-$160)

  • A Double room at mid-range hotel (per double room): NIS 220 ($58)
  • A Meals at mid-range restaurants
  • A Intercity travel by small rental car

More than NIS 800 ($212)

  • A ‘Luxury’ double room or B&B (per double room): from NIS 300 ($80)
  • A Meals at the finest restaurants
  • A Travel by midsize rental car or with guide

Cost of living in Israel

Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.79 $ 5.116.52
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.56 $ 1.202.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.96 $ 0.721.20
Eggs (12) 3.34 $ 3.183.97
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.30 $ 4.207.21
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.78 $ 3.124.32
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.84 $ 6.019.61
Apples (1 lb) 1.05 $ 0.841.20
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 $ 0.601.08
Oranges (1 lb) 0.67 $ 0.480.96
Tomato (1 lb) 0.64 $ 0.420.96
Potato (1 lb) 0.47 $ 0.360.60
Onion (1 lb) 0.39 $ 0.240.48
Lettuce (1 head) 1.36 $ 1.061.72
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