Israels cost of living crisis
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November 10, 2021 8:09 am at 8:09 am #2026626
Before 2011 israels cost of living was 50 percent lower
Than the oecd average source the times of israel,
The oecd basicaly is the europen countries.
But now propert in israel is 200 percent more than the oecd average food 100 percent more expensive, transportation 50 percent and besides this salaries in israel are 30 percent lower
Than the oecd average, day care (gan) is nit free unlike in
Europen countries, and costs 2000 shekels per a child per a
Month all these things equaled together equals crisis
And acording to the times of israel the 2011 cost of living
Protests which included 1 milion isreilis has been largely forgotenNovember 10, 2021 10:28 am at 10:28 am #2026733Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
Romain, not sure whether your English is first or second or more language, but your writing is very hard to understand. If you improve your spelling skills, you can contribute to improving your own standard of living. Try using grammarly or some other tool to check what you are writing.November 10, 2021 10:53 am at 10:53 am #2026761ujmParticipant
Post-Covid worldwide.November 10, 2021 10:54 am at 10:54 am #2026763akupermaParticipant
Cost of living is not uniform in any country. Being unable to afford a nice apartment in a “good” neighborhood in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv doesn’t mean you are closed out of the entire country. Unlike golus, where rural areas and smaller cities are not realistic options from frum Jews (no Jewish schools, no shul, no mikva, limited availability of kosher food), in Eretz Yisrael there are many more housing options that don’t require living in the most expensive metropolitian areas. When you take into account the premium paid in golus for Jewish education, kosher food and housing in expensive urban areas, Eretz Yisrael starts looking much more affordable for a frum Yid.November 10, 2021 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm #2026883Yabia OmerParticipant
More and more frum Jews will be making Aliyah. Mark my words.November 10, 2021 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm #2026924ka1122leParticipant
even in E”Y we are in golus as should be obvious.November 13, 2021 5:56 pm at 5:56 pm #2027647
Even in israel if you move away from jerusalem, bnei brak
Beitar, youll find it in imposible to be froom,if you move
To any cheaper city in the negev or north, for example
If you want to move to afula, naharia, migdal hamek,
Haifa, theres no mikvahas theres no shuls, no kosher resturantsNovember 13, 2021 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm #2027810Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
why don’t you organize a group of 20 families and move to such smaller city and settle there as a group?November 14, 2021 7:59 am at 7:59 am #2027916NechomahParticipant
Romain – I don’t know if you’ve made a trial visit to Israel, but in Afula and Haifa there are definitely shuls and mikvaos. People have to learn how to live without restaurants on every block. There are pizza and falafel places all over Israel with decent kashrus. Please check your information before stating incorrect things as fact. I can also tell you that dati moshavim have shuls. There are many places outside of the three cities that you mentioned where people can live for less money than you stated previously. Don’t forget about Modi’in Illit, which is good for yeshivish people. Prices there are lower than other places.November 18, 2021 3:26 pm at 3:26 pm #2030406
I read an article on jcn, that said that most houses in israel
Are not propaly insulated, and in winter ireilis cant afoard
To buy anough electricity for heaters, and isreilis find it hard
To buy warm clothes so they were doing internatiinal funding for isreilisNovember 18, 2021 3:46 pm at 3:46 pm #2030494GadolhadorahParticipant
“Haifa, theres no mikvahas theres no shuls, no kosher resturants..”
Romain: Have you ever been to Haifa??? If not, you should find the time to visit. Its a beautiful city with multiple mikvahs and shuls and some great restaurants with good hashgacha. If you are worried about being cold, move to Eilat. If you live “up north”, it won’t be difficult for a real estate broker to find you a modern, energy efficient home or apartment. There are also several government programs available for low cost loans to upgrade the energy efficiency of older buildings. The cost of living in EY has generally tracked inflation over time in the OECD countries.November 18, 2021 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm #2030562NechomahParticipant
Yes, there are people who unfortunately really struggle, especially in the winter, but there are many people who do not experience the problems that you report. I live in a new, modern building with my own heating run on gas and electricity. I do not find my apartment cold enough to require it. There are many old buildings in Meah Shearim and older parts of Jerusalem and probably Bnei Brak, and in those buildings there may be little heat or heat for the entire building and I’m sure those families really feel the cold. Clothing in Israel is too expensive in general. I just don’t think you can extrapolate this to “most” Israelis because I don’t think that’s right. Yes, more than half of the children in this country (say Chareidi children) live under the poverty level, but I wouldn’t say that most Israelis experience the issues you report. I know families whose parents managed to buy them apartments before the value of real estate went up, so even though they don’t have large incomes, they don’t have to pay rent or mortgage, so that is a huge savings for them. Please make sure to contribute to those wonderful tzedaka organizations as I am sure there are plenty of people who need that type of help, but, again, don’t envision that everybody is out there paying 5K a month for rent or mortgage, as it’s not really the case.
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