Cost of living in Palestine

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Food Price in Pp
12 eggs dozen, large 12.50 PBP
1 beer pint in local shops, markets 7 PBP
1 kg of tomatoes 8.50 PBP
Full chicken 2kg 38.75 PBP
1litre 100% fruit juice 8.50 PBP
1 package of cigarettes imported brands 25 PBP
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7.50 PBP
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48.95 PBP
2.5 liters of Coca-Cola 0.95 PBP
1 Bread loaf standard 9.50 PBP
Whole fat Yogurt. 500ml 12 PBP
1x6 pack Dardanelle tuna 18.50 PBP
Heinz baked beans 1 tin 8 PBP
1.5 kg Sugar 10 PBP
2 liter cooking oil 20 PBP
Yum-yum noodles per pack 2.00 PBP
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.50 PBP
1 liter milk 8.50 PBP
Fast food restaurant large serving/ take away 25 PBP
Utilities per month (water, electricity, gas) for 2 people in flat 165 PBP
Wi-Fi monthly fee 8 Mbps (1 month) 145 PBP
Laundry detergent (bleach, sunlight liquid, washing surf… altogether) 58.50 PBP
House Cleaning fee per day 105 PBP
Large Gas heater price range upwards. 200 PBP
Original branded Electric Fans 200 PBP
Original branded Electric kettle. 120 PBP
40 inches Beko flat screen HD TV set 2000 PBP
Single bed Blankets 120 PBP
Personal Care
Avon for women and men cologne 100 PBP
Ladies hair plaiting. 60 PBP
Ladies Sanitaryware (Pads and Tampoons) 18 PBP
Men's haircut 40 PBP
Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses 24.50 PBP
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages 65 PBP
1 month of gym subscription. 105 PBP
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone) 90 PBP
Unisex Loris perfume 30 PBP
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price. 100 PBP
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards 1000 PBP
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards 3000 PBP
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks 120 PBP
Go carting 30mins 120 PBP
Movie House 3d cinema 30 PBP
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket) 15 PBP
Photo shoot 120 PBP
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee 12.50 PBP
3 course dinner local restaurant two people 96.50 PBP
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people 150 PBP
Play station 4 console without games. 2000 PBP
Spalding Basketball 200 PBP
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls 500 PBP
Taxi fare on average 5-10km 45 PBP
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare 30 PBP
1 liter petrol/diesel 6.50 PBP
1 day rent a car cost 140 PBP
Driver’s license 2300 PBP
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar) 150 PBP
1 pair of men’s formal shoes 215 PBP
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 280 PBP
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 135.79 PBP
Ladies formal shoes original and durable 120 PBP
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance) 150 PBP

We can plan it all but without a clear picture of our daily expenditure, our travel plans an oftentimes rendered fruitless in the end. We wish your preparations to study in SOP be as smooth as possible and therefore have dedicated this piece to enlighten you on the cost of living in SOP, thus eliminating the later burden thereof! Stay free from uncertainty by going through this guide and plan well your journey with RocApply Palestine!!

The country is one of the countries known for being one of the economically stable countries in the world today. It is very interesting to tourists and settlers, due to the lower cost of living than in other countries.

The country is cheap and affordable for people fond of living there. If you are earning your salary in a country other than SOP, this might be an ideal place to live


The State of Palestine is braced with luxurious restaurants and gorgeous food, and if you have money, they can be expensive. However, there are also many mainstream restaurants, but they do offer good value for the money. However, you should be ready to pay for your drinks as the price of a beer can reach up to USD 2 or USD 3 at pubs and clubs.


You can save a lot of money if you decide to make food at home, and with the prices in The State of Palestine, you will probably want to save some money. Practice going to supermarkets and open markets that often pop up in major cities, and if your diet includes a lot of veggies and fruits you can truly save plenty of your dollars. Expect the cost to stagger around USD 50 in a month for markets!


Utilities aren’t as costly as you would expect here where expenses keep on increasing and rising. All the basic ones, including electricity, garbage services, heating, cooling, and gas, for an apartment of a larger constitution would cost around USD 100 or less. The Internet, however, is a bit more pricey.

Sports and leisure

As in most cities and countries, sports is an expensive pleasure. If you want membership in a gym or a fitness club, be ready to spill out around USD 30. Since fitness and gym membership is this expensive, you wouldn’t expect cinema tickets to be cheap, would you? One will cost you around USD 3 excluding the popcorn.

Clothing and shoes

You can buy clothing and shoes here, just beware of the prices, as they aren’t low. You can buy quality jeans like Levi’s for about USD 40, which is along the lines of the Asian norm. Quality running sneakers of brands like Nike costs more than  USD 50 which is really expensive. Even the light pieces of clothing, like a regular shirt, cost around USD 30.

Taxi services are common here. They can carry up to five passengers, each of them having to pay one-fifth of the total amount of the journey. It is best to negotiate the fare before departure. Transportation is relatively affordable in the State of Palestine. A one-way ticket costs a lot more than in some inexpensive countries it’s around USD 1.50 while monthly ticket costs around USD 25 which is reasonable, considering the standard of the country

Rent per month

Rent is pretty expensive in The State of Palestine if you’re looking to rent an apartment in the city or even close to one. Rent in rural areas and villages, on the other side, is not much expensive. You can get a good four-room, two-bathroom flat for only USD 100 a month. In turn, a one-bedroom apartment in the city center costs around USD 400.