11 Things That Still Cost Less in Israel |

Israel's Mr. Fix It Can Unclog Your Drain for Next to Nothing

Purchasing products in Israel may not be cheap, but repairing them with manual labor usually is.

Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz

5. Handyman jobs

As a rule of thumb, manual labor is cheaper in Israel, so while it may cost significantly more to buy a car here, it’s generally cheaper to get it fixed, and while it may cost outrageously more to buy an apartment here, the renovations will usually cost you less. We decided to look at one common handyman job: opening a clogged drain. In Israel, this particular plumbing work will cost you somewhere between NIS 170 to NIS 400, roughly the equivalent of $50 to $115. In the United States, it’ll put you out anywhere between $200 and $280.

Next item: Cell phone service

Handyman jobs Credit: Eyal Toueg



Automatic approval of subscriber comments.

Subscribe today and save 40%

Already signed up? LOG IN


Trump and Netanyahu at the White House in Washington, in 2020.

Three Years Later, Israelis Find Out What Trump Really Thought of Netanyahu

German soldier.

The Rival Jewish Spies Who Almost Changed the Course of WWII

Rio. Not all Jewish men wear black hats.

What Does a Jew Look Like? The Brits Don't Seem to Know

Galon. “I’m coming to accomplish a specific mission: to increase Meretz’s strength and ensure that the party will not tread water around the electoral threshold. If Meretz will be large enough, it will be the basis for a Jewish-Arab partnership.” Daniel Tchetchik

'I Have No Illusions About Ending the Occupation, but the Government Needs the Left'

Soldiers using warfare devices made by the Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems.

Russia-Ukraine War Catapults Israeli Arms Industry to Global Stage

Flame and smoke rise during an Israeli air strike, amid Israel-Gaza fighting, in Gaza City August 6, 2022.

Israel Should End Gaza Operation Now, if It Can