|A ten Shekel coin|
The currency of the State of Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (
Foreign and local currency can be brought into
International credit cards are honored at banks and withdrawals of foreign and local currency can be made with them. There are ATM machines outside almost every bank and they can also be found in shopping malls and commercial districts.
All goods and services may be purchased with the following currencies: Euro, Australian dollar, US dollar, Hong Kong dollar, New Zealand dollar, Singapore dollar, Canadian dollar, Japanese Yen, Danish Krone, Swedish Krone, British Pound Sterling, Swiss Franc and the South African Rand. Nevertheless, vendors are not obligated to accept payment in foreign currency and they are permitted to give change in
There is a VAT charge for purchases in