What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.
Grandchildren, Hair dryer, Furniture,
Clothes, Shoes, Boxes
What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
My advice is to contact Rani or just type Momentum Israel and you will find their services of relocating to Israel. They can make your move very smooth and are extremely affordable and most of all helpful and caring. They'll also give you advice on the type of neighborhoods that suit best to your criteria and living preferences.
What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?
It's a beautiful and renovated 2 room apartment in Tel Aviv old north near the beach. I'm not sure if its typical, every apartment has its own character.
How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?
I found an amazing relocation service through a guy named Rani. He found me accomodation and a job and helped me with everything, including opening a bank account, acquiring a credit balance, access to free medical aid, he even took me to the grocery store to familiarize me with all the products. Then he had referred me to a 5 hour Hebrew training crash course where I learned basic Hebrew.
Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?
They are somewhat higher, Tel Aviv is an expensive city and you pay for living near the beach and for the weather in Tel Aviv.