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Israel ranked 8th most expensive country to live in

Switzerland is far ahead in first place; Israel plummets to 30th place for local purchasing power.

An empty Knesset Plenum

Crowdfunded lobbying group working to break up monopolies

Lobby 99 gives members power to chose issues to address.

French olim arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport, July 10, 2017.

Survey: Israel 14th best country for expats despite high costs

Expats in Israel are particularly happy with the high quality of life and their working life, but struggle with the high cost of living.

"Yellow vest" protests in Tel Aviv.

‘Yellow vests’ aim to shape election narrative

Two times in as many weeks, hundreds of demonstrators in Tel Aviv donned yellow vests to oppose increases in the price of electricity, water and food, as well as to dismantle the power of monopolies.

A demonstrator is arrested at a "Yellow Vest" protest in Tel Aviv, December 14, 2018

Police arrest 10 as 'Yellow Vest' protests reach Tel Aviv

"The Israeli government must discuss this crisis at its next meeting on Sunday, and decide to put an end to the price increases before all the country burns," said protest leader Shai Cohen.


Big dreams, modest spaces: Minimalist living with a purpose

Plenty of Israelis, especially young families, live in modest spaces for a variety of economic and ideological purposes.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler

Le pays où la vie est plus chère

Israël est l’un des Etats de l’OCDE où le coût de la vie est le plus élevé. Comment cela s’explique-t-il ?

A MAN holds a sign during the 2011 ‘Summer of Discontent’ protest when hundreds of thousands marched

Costly Israel

Because Israelis pay more for basic goods, housing and transportation, they have less money for other items, thereby preventing new forms of industry from developing and lowering the quality of life.

Eran Ropilidis holding a pre-1948 statistical report from the Central Bureau of Statistics archive.

Ten years of living in Israel by the numbers

Of 155 countries listed in the 2017 World Happiness Report, published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Israel ranked 11th overall.

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