A Healthy Food Basket in Israel

Document Information

  • Country: Israel
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Type of Media: Scientific Report

April 15, 2019

This research analyzes the Israeli Food Basket and identifies its household-budget implications. Researchers found that on average a nutritious food basket costs NIS 844 (or 216 US dollars) per adult, and a mean monthly cost per child of NIS 737 (in 2015 prices). These costs make the ideal healthy food basket unattainable for nearly half the population. The bottom two quartiles spend on average less than half per adults and children.