Israel

Capital Jerusalem

Population 8,527,400

Area 20,770 km2

Key facts

Israel is a country located in Western Asia. There are 5 countries (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, State of Palestine, Syria) that Israel shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak Hebrew and Arabic.

The national currency in Israel is Israeli new shekel (ILS). The shekel (₪) is subdivided into 100 agorat.

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 3.73 ILS and 1 USD is worth 3.47 ILS.

Israeli
Banknotes

20₪50₪100₪200₪

Israeli
Coins

100.5₪2₪5₪10₪

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Israel is 216.29 Mbps and mobile is 71.81 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density Israel has more ATMs than most other countries.133.30 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration You can buy a SIM card in Israel without having to register it with your ID or passport.

Socket types

There are 3 socket types used in Israel. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type H is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type H 230 V, 50 Hz  Type M 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Israel?

There are no Mariott hotels in Israel.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Israel.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Israel.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Israel.

There are no Radisson hotels in Israel.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Israel.

What fast food chains are present in Israel?

The McDonald’s chain operates in Israel.

The KFC chain operates in Israel.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Israel.

The Subway chain does not operate in Israel.

The Domino’s Pizza chain operates in Israel.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Israel.

Weather

What is the weather like in Jerusalem?

Today the sun in Jerusalem, rises at 6:25 AM and sets at 5:21 PM. The climate of Jerusalem may be categorized as a Mediterranean (Csa), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayFeb 9OvercastLow: 4°C (39.2°F)High: 8°C (46.4°F)
FridayFeb 10OvercastLow: 4.2°C (39.56°F)High: 10.4°C (50.72°F)
SaturdayFeb 11OvercastLow: 4.1°C (39.38°F)High: 10.6°C (51.08°F)
SundayFeb 12OvercastLow: 5.9°C (42.62°F)High: 11.2°C (52.16°F)
MondayFeb 13Partly cloudlyLow: 5.9°C (42.62°F)High: 12.1°C (53.78°F)
TuesdayFeb 14OvercastLow: 5.3°C (41.54°F)High: 11.9°C (53.42°F)

Weather data for Jerusalem (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is available only in one city: Tel Aviv. Bolt is not available in Israel.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Israel.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 6.0, Israel is placed 23rd out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Israel traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  945.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2011.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 3.90 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  n/a 

Emergency phones in Israel

100 Police
102 Ambulance
102 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is decriminalized, and medical use is legal.

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