Global Property Guide

Financial Information for the Residential Property Buyer


Currency +/- Value - Israel Compared to Middle East

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Israel $ 1.10
Lebanon $ 0.60
UAE $ 0.55
Libya $ 0.53
Qatar $ 0.49
Bahrain $ 0.49
Jordan $ 0.45
Kuwait $ 0.39
Oman $ 0.38
Saudi Arabia $ 0.38
Morocco $ 0.37
Yemen $ 0.37
Tunisia $ 0.29
Iraq $ 0.29
Algeria $ 0.28
Iran $ 0.26

Israel: Currency +/- valuation index

This is a cost of living indicator. The figure shows how much how much a bundle of goods and services costing US$1 in the US would cost in other countries (similar to The Economist's Big Mac Index).

To arrive at the figure, the Global Property Guide takes the difference between the IMF's nominal GDP figures, and their purchasing power parity GDP figures for the latest year available.

Note that currency undervaluation (as measured by PPP) is not a good predictor of future currency movements.

These cost of living indicators refer to data collected annually (for date of collection, see Data FAQ )

Source: calculated using figures from the IMF World Economic Outlook Database


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.