What can a simple pensioner buy for one pension in IsraelPictolic
The extent to which the country is civilized can be judged by the way it treats children and pensioners. Israel is a state in which it is equally comfortable to be both a child and an old man. Israelis retire at the age of 67, and Israeli women-at the age of 62. At the same time, the average pension in the country is 6,000 shekels, which is approximately 139 thousand rubles. It seems that this is a lot, but do not forget that life in Israel is not cheap. So what can the elderly Israelis afford on their pensions?
The American edition of CeoWorld placed this Middle Eastern state on the eighth position in the ranking of the most expensive countries to live in. The journalists of the publication "AIF" studied the possibilities of Israeli pensioners, taking as a basis the prices in the capital of the country — Tel Aviv.
Chicken meat is very popular in the country — any housewife knows dozens of chicken dishes and masterfully prepares them. Gefilte gelzele, tzimes, chicken pate and simply fried ham and wings are eaten in almost every family. And, of course, chicken fillet in the" hit parade " of products is on one of the leading places.
A kilogram of chicken fillet in Tel Aviv costs 36.96 shekels (856 rubles). Therefore, with a pension of 6,000 shekels, a citizen of the country can purchase 162.3 kg of this popular product per month.
Since many people in Israel do not eat pork, rabbit and horse meat for religious reasons, the demand for beef is very high. Such meat costs Israelis twice as much as the best chicken fillet. In the store, a kilogram of beef meat costs 80.17 shekels (1856 rubles), so the average pensioner can buy 74.8 kilograms for the entire pension.
Small Israel is considered a real dairy empire, competing in terms of milk production with many large countries. Every year, 1.5 million liters of milk are produced here, but this does not mean that it is sold to everyone at a symbolic price. A liter of the product costs 6.15 shekels (142 rubles), which means that a pensioner will be able to buy 975.6 liters per month.
In Israel, they are very fond of traditional varieties of bread, of which there are many in the country. Many of the bakery products are associated with religious holidays, for example, the hala basket. But local bakeries can offer their customers the most ordinary bread and loaves. A pensioner can buy 770 and a quarter loaves for his 6,000 shekels, at an average price of 7.79 shekels (180.4 rubles) per piece.
Agriculture in Israel is a very well-developed industry, so the country provides itself with everything necessary: vegetables, fruits, berries, herbs and even flowers. Oranges are the cheapest gifts of orchards, which usually cost 7.83 shekels (181 rubles) per kilogram. One pension is 766 kg of selected Israeli oranges.
Bananas are cheaper than oranges all over the world, but for some reason this rule does not apply to Israel. Sellers estimate a kilogram of tropical fruits at 10.74 shekels (248 rubles), so a pensioner does not have to count on more than 588 kilos.
Have we already said that the pricing of agricultural products in the country is not quite logical? Here is another good example — a kilo of apples costs 12 shekels (278 rubles) in the capital of Israel. Therefore, although pensioners can eat plenty of apples, they are limited to a limit of 500 kg.
But everything is fine with vegetables — onions in Tel Aviv are just as available as here. This is one of the cheapest vegetables, with a price of 4.76 shekels (110 rubles). An Israeli old man can buy as much as 1260 kg if he decides to spend every penny on this agricultural product.
Potatoes are a little more expensive than onions — by a whole shekel. At a price per kilogram of 5.64 (130 rubles), you can stock up as much as 1063 kg of potatoes for an average Israeli pension.
Israeli tomatoes are the closest to oranges in price. The price of one kilogram of these vegetables is 7.69 shekels (178 rubles) per kilogram. 780 kg is all that you can buy by laying out all 6,000 blood pension shekels in the vegetable department.
The country produces its own exclusive variety of tsvatit cheese, and besides it, gouda, camembert and Roquefort, which are common for stores around the world. But we will consider as an option the traditional Israeli product tsvatit, presented on sale at an average of 51.68 shekels (1197 rubles). For retirement, you can stock up as much as 116 kg of excellent cheese.
It just so happens that Israelis smoke a lot. Disappointing statistics say that 19.6% of citizens over the age of 15 do not part with cigarettes, while the average for developed countries is 18.4%. And this is despite the fact that tobacco is very expensive here. A pack of popular American cigarettes costs 35 shekels (810 rubles), which means that you can buy 171 packs for retirement.
Israel is a real paradise for beer lovers. Every year, several beer festivals are held in the country, and the number of large and small breweries cannot be counted. The attention of connoisseurs is offered both classic varieties and exotic-pomegranate and gluten-free beer, date ale and many other interesting options. A bottle of 0.5 foam of local production costs 10.66 shekels (247 rubles), and this makes it possible to buy 562 bottles or just 281 liters monthly for retirement!
A car in Israel is a very expensive pleasure. High taxes raise the price of a new car almost twice, compared to other countries. At least gasoline is not so expensive — only 6.14 shekels (142 rubles) per liter. Therefore, a retired motorist can buy 977 liters of fuel per month.
In a month, the owner of an apartment in Tel Aviv with an area of 85 square meters gives 920.47 shekels (21,319 rubles) to public services. Therefore, it turns out that for 6,000 shekels of the average pension, a resident of the country can pay for housing for 6.5 months.
The average life expectancy in Israel is very solid — 82.1 years. This is more than in other developed countries — 80.5 years. Perhaps the fact is that Israelis, including those of retirement age, are willing to play sports and adore fitness clubs and various sports sections. A monthly subscription to the gym costs 259.21 shekels (6003 rubles), that is, for one average pension, you can play sports for as long as 23 months.
We have already written. what can American pensioners who receive a "bare" state pension of $ 1,200 afford?