11 Things That Still Cost Less in Israel

Riding the Israeli Bus

Public transportation is one of the few things still subsidized in Israel.

3. Bus fare

Public transportation is one of the few things still subsidized in Israel. The cost of a bus ride within any city is NIS 6.60 or $1.87, and the price is uniform around the country. In the United States, fares vary. In New York City, it’s substantially more expensive at $2.50 a bus ride. In Atlanta, it’s also $2.50, and in Chicago, it’s $2. In Washington D.C., it’s slightly cheaper at $1.80. (One of the few places where it’s significantly cheaper is Omaha, Nebraska, where a ticket will cost you $1.25, but with all due respect to the hometown of business icon Warren Buffett, it’s not exactly the top destination in America.)

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