Expat Guide to Living in Israel
Whether you're already living in Israel or preparing to move to Israel, our Expat Guide to Living in Israel offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Israel. For answers to specific questions, visit our Israel Forum to talk with expats in Israel.
Overview of Taxation in Israel, which includes personal taxes, corporate taxes, dual taxation issues, social security and medical insurance.
An expat in Raanana, Israel returned to Israel 59 years after living there for his gap year. He appreciates the local culture and people, because they are very family oriented, intelligent and open.
If you want a quiet family centered lifestyle go to Haifa. If you're single and want night-life go to Tel Aviv. If you want musuems and history go to Jerusalem.
An expat in Ra'anana talks about choosing to live there because there is highway access to nearby Tel Aviv (40 minutes) and a mix of apartments and single-family homes.
An expat in Tel Aviv used a relocation service that helped him get settled. He enrolled in a Hebrew course, found an apartment near the beach, opened a bank account and more.
More Culture Shock Reports for Israel
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Israel handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Israel:
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Living in Israel Reports
What are people's priorities in Israel - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Israel:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Israel Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Israel? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Israel? Below are some of the responses from expats in Israel:
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Israel
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Israel. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Israel:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Israel. If you are already living in Israel, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Israel by taking our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Israel? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Israel? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report