How Much Does It Cost to Live In Ramat Gan?
Living in Ramat Gan is somewhat more affordable than most other major cities in Israel, especially Tel Aviv.
Like everywhere in the world, the cost of living really depends a lot on your lifestyle and what your priorities are – and therefore what you can save, so there is always a chance you can get by with less money than expected.
The most expensive item in Ramat Gan, as in the rest of Israel, is the rent, while everything else is somewhat reasonable considering Israeli salaries.Cost of Living Index:
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You can save up a huge amount of money monthly in Ramat Gan if you’re smart about spending. It might be smart to follow some pieces of advice when eating out is that you never order a bottled water. Tap water is safe and drinkable. There are luxury restaurants as well as mid-range ones where the prices are pretty much the same.
Buying food in a grocery store is always as smart idea if you want to save up some cash. Fresh veggies and fruit are always there at a low price, and you can also find cold cuts, a variety of cheeses and even ready made food like roasted chicken that costs much less than in a restaurant.
Transportation in Israel is expensive and this applies to Ramat Gan. However, though it is expensive, it is very easy to get around using public transport. One thing to keep in mind, though is that public transport is designed to serve the needs of local residents, not tourists, so you won’t find a frequent bus service to a field trip or an excursion whenever you want to.
Utilities are rather expensive in Ramat Gan, amounting up to almost 200$ a month for basic ones like electricity, water, cooling, heating and garbage services. Interestingly enough, internet is cheap, especially compared to other utilities, and costs around 25$ a month. In European countries, it can cost up to 50$.
SPORTS & LEISURE
Practicing sports and leisure in Ramat Gan is very expensive. If you want to go to a fitness club in this country, the average is around 70$, while renting a tennis court costs 16$ an hour. Having fun is not cheap in this city, with cinema tickets costing around 11$ each.
CLOTHING & SHOES
Branded pieces of clothing usually have the same prices as in some expensive Europe cities, which are generally higher than in the US. Levi’s jeans cost about $70-80. Quality sneakers can cost up to 100$ while some less expensive pieces of clothing like shirts or summer dresses cost 64$.
RENT PER MONTH
Rent is very expensive in Ramat Gan, like in the rest of Israel. Here, it is even more expensive than in Jerusalem. In this city, for an apartment outside of city center, you would have to pay around 860$, and for one inside the city center around 1000$.
Cost of Living Averages Table for Ramat Gan*Note: All prices are indicated in USD.
|Average Restaurant Prices|
|Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant)||$14.69|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter)||$7.75|
|Water (0.33 Liter)||$1.90||Average Market Prices|
|Milk (1 Liter)||$1.57|
|Loaf Bread (500g)||$1.36|
|Eggs (12)||$3.28||Average Transport Prices|
|One Way Ticket||$1.58|
|Gasoline||$1.67||Average Utilities Prices|
|Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling)||$192.83|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local||$0.09|
|Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||$27.18||Average Leisure Prices|
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||$67.98|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour)||$16.48|
|Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release||$11.76||Average Clothing Prices|
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable)||$82.91|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...)||$64.12|
|1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range)||$107.13||Average Rent Prices|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center||$1003.10|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center||$863.85|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center||$1658.50|
How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Ramat Gan?
In Ramat Gan, like in most Israeli cities, the biggest chunk of the paycheck gets spent on rent, due to the fact that, as mentioned, it is ridiculously expensive in this country.
The next huge expense is food, obviously, and people spend a lot of money in markets shopping for food.
Restaurants take up the next spot on the list, since eating out can get pretty expensive, and this applies for transportation too.
As usual, the smallest amount of money is spent on clothes and accessories. People in Ramat Gan obviously care about their sports and leisure since this area takes up much as 6% of all expenses.
Average Costs Breakdown
Ramat Gan: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages
The minimum wage of about 1500$ might not be quite enough for some to make ends meet or cover all expenses. Usually, those that are renting are in such a problem.
However, average monthly net salary is really high, amounting to 2600$. Still, an average citizen of Ramat Gan can live comfortably and have no problem earning for a living.
Rent remains a financial difficulty for those that are renting an apartment since they will always have a harder time paying off their bills and rent.
Cost of Living by City in Ramat Gan
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