Tel Aviv continues to transform itself into a popular Mediterranean beach destination that draws in increasingly diverse crowds. From a price standpoint it’s very similar to most of southern Europe, so it’s not quite the bargain beach city that some people hope for.
Hotels in Tel Aviv range from modest budget places and hostels in the city center to luxurious beach resorts. During the busy summer months, or during any major Jewish holiday, prices can seem quite high. During the winter months you can find bargains, but the weather isn’t well suited to sunbathing and such.
Attractions are often free or quite cheap, so cultural tourists or those just coming for the beach won’t have to spend a fortune once you arrive. Food and drink prices range from very modest for street food to very high for tourist restaurants in the top hotels.