Haifa, Israel

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

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

What do I need to know about living in Haifa?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Haifa, 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 in Haifa.

How do I meet people in Haifa?

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When we asked people living in Haifa about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"Haifa is a very laid back city with a population of about 300,000. There are about permanent English speaking families and many temps who are studying at the universities or working in hi-tech. The young English speakers (up to age 35), have lots of pub evenings and outrings an they are well organized. There is the Anglo-list on Facebook which has about 2000 members and a smaller grou p - Haifa Young English Speakers too. There is a weekly walk on the beach, there is an English speaking branch of the Freemasons, Rotary, BNI and other similar networks. There are lots of volunteer organization who want English speakers to participate in their activities. There is a large Russian community in Haifa as well. A large Bahai and Filippino community live here too," explained one expat.

Will I be able to find a job in Haifa?

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When we asked people about industries and career opportunities in Haifa, they reponded:

"Haifa is affectionately known as the Worker's City. Main Industries: Many, many hi-tech and R&D eg. Google, Intel, Philips, IBM, 3 public hospitals, 3 universities, a busy port and of course many small and medium size businesses of all types. Networking, Social Media, Israemploy.net, Anglo-list.com, AllJobs, Manpower, Marksman Personnel are just a few on-line resources you can start with," remarked another in Haifa.

What is life like in Haifa?

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When we asked people living in Haifa what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"Haifa is a family city. The beach, the forests and nature trails are big attractions. It takes less than an hour to get to Tel Aviv which is the main commercial center. There is a huge hi-tech center in Haifa which employs many expats and it is close to another major hi-tech center - Yokneam. THe city of Haifa is focussing on the younger generation, students etc., and are working hard to improve facilities and housing options for them," said another expat in Haifa.

Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Haifa accepting of differences?

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"Haifa is super-tolerant of religious and cultural diversities. In fact Jews, Christians, Moslems, Bahai, Druze all co-exist, live and work together in mutual respect and harmony," remarked another expat in Haifa.

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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Haifa, IsraelGuide to Living in Haifa, Israel

Haifa, Israel: Cost of Living, Healthcare and What to Know About Living in Haifa

Israel Forum Israel Forum
Join our Israel forum to meet other people living in Haifa, Israel.

ContributeContribute
Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Haifa.

Healthcare in IsraelHealthcare in Israel

Information about healthcare and hospitals in Israel.

Haifa, IsraelExpats Talk about Living in Haifa

Expats talk about what it's like living in Haifa, Israel: Cost of Living, Healthcare and What Newcomers to Haifa Should Know

Expat Report: Living in Haifa

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.

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