Global Property Guide

Financial Information for the Residential Property Buyer


Capital Gains Tax (Effective) - Israel Compared to Middle East

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Morocco 20.00%
Libya 15.00%
Tunisia 10.00%
Qatar 10.00%
Lebanon 10.00%
Algeria 0.00%
UAE 0.00%
Bahrain 0.00%
Jordan 0.00%
Israel 0.00%
Iran 0.00%
Egypt 0.00%
Saudi Arabia 0.00%
Oman 0.00%

Israel: Capital gains taxes (%).

In arriving at effective capital gains tax rates, the Global Property Guide makes the following assumptions:

  • The property is directly and jointly owned by husband and wife;
  • They have owned it for 10 years;
  • It is their only source of capital gains in the country
  • It has appreciated in value by 100% over the 10 years to sale
  • The property was worth US$250,000 or 250,000 at purchase.
  • It is not their sole or principal residence.


These assumptions are critical. In many countries a holding period of less than 5 years results in capital gains being taxable. But a longer holding period often results in no capital gains tax being payable. For more details see the Data FAQ


Source: Global Property Guide Research, Contributing Accounting Firms


Israel has official house price statistics. The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) releases quarterly average prices of owner-occupied dwellings by residential area. Statistics on dwelling construction and sales activities are also available. General economics statistics are published by the CBS.