List of price-controlled basic food items
After almost 2 years that prices were mostly frozen because of Covid-19, significant price hikes are expected in November, 2021. The price of gasoline is set to rise by 24 agorot per liter and of course, this will have a ripple effect on the price of food.
The price of certain basic food items in retail outlets, is controlled by the Israel Ministry of Economy & Industry; bread, milk, butter, salt, dairy products, eggs and cheese.
If you are living on a tight budget or trying to economize, you might want to bear these prices in mind the next time you reach out for enriched milk which is 2NIS per liter more expensive than the controlled price of milk in a bag or when you reach out for ‘Symfonia’ with olives at 11NIS per tub which is more than double the price of regular white cheese ‘Gvinah Levana’ at 4.75 per tub and into which you could slice 6 olives.
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We are not suggesting that you stop buying your favorite foods, we are just pointing out the differences.
This information is correct as of June 2019 and is sourced from Israel Ministry of Economy and Labour. Prices in Eilat, where there is no VAT, are 17% cheaper than the prices listed here: