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Real Estate in Israel

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Expats and retirees talk about real estate in Israel? How do you find a home in Israel? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

How do I find a place to live in Israel?

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We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Ra'anana was suggested to us. Within the city, we decided that it would be worthwhile living as close to the highways leading to Tel Aviv as possible. We were looking for an attractive neighborhood with mixed housing (apartments as well as single-family homes)," said another expat in R'aanana.

"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," remarked another member in Tel Aviv.

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Israel?

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"We live in a private home that is not attached on any side. It is the American ideal. Most families here in Israel live in homes that are attached or apartments," said another expat in R'aanana.

"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," remarked another member in Tel Aviv.

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What is the average cost of housing in Israel?

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If you are thinking about moving to Israel, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"Housing costs in Ra'anana are high. A home comparable to ours would probably price out at least at $1 million. This is typical of the city in which we live," remarked another member in R'aanana.

"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," explained one expat living in Tel Aviv, Israel.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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