CBS: Bnei Brak Households Have Lowest Income, Expenditure

Rabbi Akiva Street in Bnei Brak. (Flash90)

New data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) shed light on the average income and expenditure per capita in Israeli cities.

The report, “Household Expenditures in the 15 Largest Cities in Israel in 2017,” opens with the following data: Gross income per household in Israel is NIS 20,027 ($5,340); net income is NIS 16,518 ($4,400); and the average monthly expenditure per household is NIS 13,114 ($3,500).

Rechovot residents spend the most money per household: NIS 14,056 ($3,750).

The chareidi cities lead the bottom of the list, and Bnei Brak is the poorest, with an average income of only NIS 2,771 ($738) and average expenditure of NIS 2,353 ($628).

About a quarter of the household income in Bnei Brak comes from allowances and subsidies, over double the national average. However, the percentage of residents of the city who live in apartments that they own is the highest in Israel, at 76.9 percent.

Bnei Brak had the highest percentages of ownership of a clothes dryer and freezer, but the lowest rate of car ownership.

Yerushalayim, Bnei Brak and Beit Shemesh have the highest housing density, with more than one person per room.

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