Findings from the 2011 Household Expenditure Survey conducted by the Central
Bureau of Statistics show that housing constitutes about a quarter of an Israeli
household’s expenses. It is the costliest item for the average Israeli family,
followed by technology- related consumption.
In 2011, the average monthly
consumption expenditure per household was NIS 13,967, a minor increase from
The survey further details that the wealthiest fifth of Israeli
households spends about four times more on transportation and communications
than the poorest fifth.
The ownership rate of mobile phone lines in
Israel is 13 percent higher than regular phone lines and 71% of households have
two or more cellphones, an increase from 2010.
This number has grown at a
rapid pace by 33% over the last 10 years.