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Israeli Shekel

Visiting somewhere in Israel? We have you covered.

If you're planning on visiting Israel, it's important to familiarise yourself with the local currency. The currency used in Israel is the Israeli New Shekel (ILS), which is abbreviated as NIS.

At Ramsdens, we offer competitive rates and convenient services for exchanging your currency to Israeli Shekels at any of our branches. We also offer a range of other travel services, such as travel insurance, prepaid cards, and international money transfers, to help make your trip to Israel as smooth and hassle-free as possible.

Whether you're interested in exploring Israel's ancient historical sites, soaking up the vibrant culture of its cities, or enjoying its beautiful beaches and natural landscapes, we are here to help make your trip unforgettable. With our expertise and experience in travel and foreign exchange, we can provide you with everything you need to make the most of your visit to this fascinating country.

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How far will my money go throughout Israel?

Israel is a relatively affordable destination, especially when compared to other Western countries. However, the cost of living in Israel can vary greatly depending on the city you're in and the type of lifestyle you're looking for. In general, the cost of food, transportation, and accommodation can be quite high in popular tourist destinations such as Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, but more affordable options can be found in smaller towns and rural areas.

One of the biggest expenses when travelling to Israel is accommodation. Hotels in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem can be quite pricey, with rooms costing upwards of £100-£150 per night. However, there are more affordable options available, such as hostels, guesthouses, and vacation rentals. These can be found in most major cities and offer a more budget-friendly alternative for travellers.

Food and drink prices in Israel can also vary widely, depending on where you eat. In tourist hotspots such as Tel Aviv, prices can be quite high, with a meal at a sit-down restaurant costing around £15-£20 per person. However, street food and local markets offer more affordable options, with falafel, hummus, and other traditional foods available for just a few pounds.

Overall, how far your money goes in Israel depends on your travel style and budget. With careful planning and budgeting, it's possible to enjoy all that Israel has to offer without overspending.


The Israeli Shekel is the official currency of Israel. It is abbreviated as ILS and symbolized as ₪. It is divided into 100 agorot. The shekel is available in the following denominations:

Coins: 10 agorot, 50 agorot, ₪1, ₪2, ₪5, ₪10

Banknotes: ₪20, ₪50, ₪100, ₪200

Things to do in Israel

Israel is a country full of history, culture, and stunning landscapes. There are endless things to do and see while traveling through Israel, from exploring ancient ruins to relaxing on beautiful beaches. One of the top destinations in Israel is Jerusalem, which is considered one of the holiest cities in the world. Here, you can explore the Old City, which is home to religious sites like the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. You can also take a stroll through the bustling markets and enjoy some delicious local cuisine.

Another must-visit destination in Israel is the Dead Sea, which is the lowest point on earth and known for its high salt concentration. Visitors can float in the water and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the mineral-rich mud. The nearby Ein Gedi Nature Reserve is also a popular spot for hiking, with beautiful waterfalls and desert landscapes to explore.

For those interested in history and archaeology, the city of Masada is a must-see. This ancient fortress is perched on top of a mountain and offers stunning views of the surrounding desert. You can take a cable car to the top and explore the ruins of King Herod's palace, as well as the remains of a Jewish settlement from the 1st century AD.

Finally, no trip to Israel would be complete without a visit to Tel Aviv, the country's vibrant and cosmopolitan cultural hub. With beautiful beaches, a thriving nightlife, and world-class dining, there is something for everyone in this modern city. Take a stroll down Rothschild Boulevard, which is lined with cafes and art galleries, or explore the trendy Neve Tzedek neighborhood, which is full of charming boutiques and street art.

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