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JUST 30-minutes OUTSIDE JERUSALEM:  Givat Sharet, Beit Shemesh

Adorable 2-Bedroom Apartment + Garden
Waiting List Available. Apt available August 2003 (flexible)
NO Smoking.
Click here for Rental Application Form.

Contact:  Miriam-Ruth Navon Toal - Call Ireland:  +00-353-78-48 355.
FAX : 001-775-535-3382 and 00353-78-48-355

Or:   To View By Appt Only: (02) 991 - 9532.

 
   Estimate of Utility Bills...

by ruthtoal@eircom.net

Not current for 2003...

Due Every Other Month

For Arnona, Sewage and Water Bill:

365 shekels
ARNONA bill (paid every 2-months)
120 shekels
SEWAGE bill (paid every 2-months)
192 shekels
WATER bill (paid every 2-months)
Estimated Total:  677 NIS

The Arnona + Sewage + Water come together on one bill --- due every other month. Payable to the City of Beit Shemesh.
Due Dates:  June 5th, Aug. 5, Oct. 5th, Dec. 5th, Feb. 5th, and April 5th. Failure to pay will result in the cut-off of water supply.
Electricity & Water are precious resources in Israel. Therefore, they are expensive. It is sound advice for anyone moving to Israel to be frugal in their use of both electricity and water. Otherwise, these bills will be high.

Monthly (shekels)

For Other Bills:

100 shekels
VAD HaBeit is due every month on the 1st.
200 shekels

ELECTRIC bill comes due every 2-months. The apt is heated by a mobile electric radiator heater and a mobile, fuel-generated heater (which produces a wonderful cozy warmth very quickly).
Due Dates:  June 24th, Aug. 24th, Oct. 24th, Dec. 24th, Feb. 24th, April 24th.
Electricity & Water are precious resources in Israel. Therefore, they are expensive. It is sound advice for anyone moving to Israel to be frugal in their use of both electricity and water. Otherwise, these bills will be high.

Up To You!

PHONE...   Your Options:
(1) rent a cell phone:
Contact Global Phones at 1-800-243-444, or visit www.gcellular.com. They rent phones for use in Israel and for use in USA. This is just a good lead, not an endorsement.
(2) buy a cell phone
(3) install your own line in your own name:
easy to do & often available on a discount.
Phone charges in Israel are something that can quickly accumulate.
Therefore, it is sound advice for anyone moving to Israel to rely on their own phone connection. Regretably, offering the amenity of an existing phone service has been discontinued due to abuse of the privilege.

50 shekels
GAS bill comes due every 2-months.
Due Dates:   in the odd month from all the other bills: July 25th, Sept. 25th, Nov. 25th, Jan. 25th, Mar. 25th, and May 25th.
100 shekels
GARDENER once a month.
 

 
788 Shekels
for TOTAL Monthly Utility Expenses
    (Approximately USD $165)
     
Currency Convertors
 

Bank of Israel - In Hebrew:
www.bankisrael.gov.il/BANK-bin/heb.shearim.pl

Bank of Israel - In English:
www.bankisrael.gov.il/BANK-bin/eng.shearim.pl
 

Historical Exchange Rates - An Example:
www.bankisrael.gov.il/BANK-bin/eng.shearim.pl?dday=27&dmon=05&dyear=2001

 
Convertor #2 - Multi-lingual Currency Converter:
www.oanda.com/convert/classic
 
Convertor #2 - Traveler's Currency Cheat Sheet:
www.oanda.com/convert/cheatsheet


Contractual Items
Estimated Utility Bills   |   Rental Terms / Contract   |   Emergency Numbers   |   More Links

Kitchen
Kitchen Photo #1   |   Kitchen Photo #2   |   Kitchen Photo #3

Front Door
Front Door Photo #1   |   Front Door Photo #2

Living Room
Living Room Photo #1   |   Living Room Photo #2   |   Living Room Photo #3

Bedrooms & Rennovated Bath
Bedroom Photo #1   |   Bedroom Photo #2   |   Bathroom Photo #1

The Garden - Facing the Back Porch (East) & Screened-in Porch
Back Porch Photo #1   |   Screened Porch Photo #1   |   Screened Porch Photo #2

Garden - Facing South
Facing South Photo #1   |   Facing South Photo #2

Garden - Facing North
Facing North Photo #1   |   Facing North Photo #2   |   Facing North Photo #3   |   Facing North Photo #4

Garden - Facing West
View of the Sunset   |   The Genesis Center   |   Scheinfeld Shopping Center

'Before' and 'After' Pictures
'Before' is June-Nov. 1998   |   'Before' & 'After' of Courtyard  |   'After' begins Dec. 1998-Jan. 1999


This site was designed in full and is maintained by: Ruth Toal, designer of  www.ruthtoal.com/portfolio

Revised:  July 5, 2002.

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