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Haifa, Haifa District, Israel

How much does it cost to travel to Haifa?

You should plan to spend around $126 (₪462) per day on your vacation in Haifa. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $46 (₪167) on meals
  • $5.06 (₪19) on local transportation
  • $152 (₪557) on hotels

A one week trip to Haifa for two people costs, on average, $1,762 (₪6,467). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Haifa cost?

A one week trip to Haifa usually costs around $881 (₪3,234) for one person and $1,762 (₪6,467) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Haifa on average costs around $1,762 (₪6,467) for one person and $3,523 (₪12,934) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Haifa will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Haifa on average costs around $3,775 (₪13,858) for one person and $7,550 (₪27,717) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Haifa has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Haifa expensive to visit?

Prices in Haifa are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Middle East, Haifa is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Amman or Petra.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Haifa Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Haifa?

The average Haifa trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Haifa travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 557 ($152)
Local Transportation 1 19 ($5)
Food 2 167 ($46)
Entertainment 1 21 ($6)
Alcohol 2 25 - 75 ($7 - 20)
Accommodation Budget in Haifa
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Haifa is $76 (₪279). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Haifa is $152 (₪557). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Haifa

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Haifa based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $138. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Haifa
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Haifa is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $5.06 (₪19) per person, per day, on local transportation in Haifa.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Haifa
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Haifa can vary, the average cost of food in Haifa is $46 (₪167) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Haifa should cost around $18 (₪67) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Haifa is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Haifa?

Typical prices for Food in Haifa are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Haifa, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Dinner

Entertainment Budget in Haifa
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Haifa typically cost an average of $5.84 (₪21) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Haifa
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $14 (₪50) on alcoholic beverages in Haifa per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Haifa On a Budget
Haifa Haifa, Israel
Located on the northern Mediterranean coast of Israel, Haifa is Israel's third largest city. It is also a beautiful and strategically located city near the border with Lebanon. The population of Haifa, which is approximately 300,000, is surprisingly diverse. There are Jews, Muslim, and Christian Arabs throughout the city. While Haifa is an industrial city with a strong work ethic and a good job base, it is also a beautiful city with many gardens and a stunning coastline. Today the job base has increasingly become technology based with some large companies such as Google and Microsoft offering employment in the area. Haifa University is also the country's top technology university.

Haifa's climate is hot summer Mediterranean. The summers are hot and dry while the winters are cool and rainy. Spring begins in March with a sharp temperature rise. The average temperature during the summer months is 79 degrees Fahrenheit and the average temperature during the winter is 54 degrees Fahrenheit. Although snow is rare in the area, temperatures can drop to just above freezing during the winter months. Rain is most common between the months of September and May.
One of the most significant sights in Haifa is the Bahai Gardens and World Center. This is a beautiful landmark of the city that is open every day with the exception of Wednesdays. Also make sure you visit the Cave of Elijah, Stella Maris, and the National Museum of Science. There is also a German Colony that is centered around Ben-Gurion Boulevard. The main street is a promenade with many restaurants and cafes. The University of Haifa is also worth exploring.

In general, a day or two is sufficient to visit most of the sights in Haifa. While it is a beautiful city, and well worth a visit, there are not a large number of sights and attractions. The city is best visited as a whole, and not on a sight by sight basis.
Haifa's oldest neighborhood is Wadi Salib. This is the Old City near the port. Wadi Nisnas is the center for Arab life in the city. Hadar was the city's cultural center, but today it has two commercial centers that are each surrounded by the city's older neighborhoods. One commercial center is near the port area and the other is halfway up the mountain. Neve Sha'anon is a neighborhood that dates back to the 1920s. Other neighborhoods around town include Bat Galim, Shikmona Beach, Kiryat Eliezer, Abbas, Khalisa, Ein HaYam, Haar HaAliya, Kiryat Sprinzak and Neve David, among others.

One of the most popular activities to do in Haifa is to go to the beach. The best beaches can be found near the Hof Hacarmel bus and train station. You can walk straight to the beach from either of the stations. There are beautiful beaches found along the southwest side of the city. There is also a boardwalk that is lined with cafes and restaurants. This area is a center for activity and is a great place to socialize or people watch.
Food and Dining
There are some great restaurants throughout Haifa, but the cheapest food in town is the street food. Like elsewhere in Israel, falafel is readily available throughout the city. There are also plenty of shawarma stands that are great for grabbing a quick lunch. You'll also find plenty of international restaurants including Romanian and Italian options. Restaurants in Haifa, like elsewhere in Israel, are quite expensive, but the food is generally a high quality. You are expected to tip in most restaurants, and approximately 10% is considered customary. If you receive poor service, it is acceptable to tip less.

The best way to travel around Haifa is by the elaborate bus system. Buses are convenient and run every day of the week. Haifa is also a very walkable city, so with the exception of longer trips, most destinations can be reached on foot.

There are two main bus stations in town. The first is Mercazit HaMifratz, where you can catch buses to the northern suburbs and the Sea of Galilee. This station is located near the Lev HaMifraz train station. The second station, Mercazit Hof HaCarmel, offers buses to more southern destinations including Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. It is located near the Hof Ha Carmel train station.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.