Living in Israel

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 10, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Israel: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

What do I need to know about living in Israel?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Israel, they said:

"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," remarked another expat who made the move to Haifa.

"Get used to very poor shopping opportunities, rude people and places closing on Sabath," explained one expat living in Jerusalem, Israel.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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