Are you living comfortably in Israel?
By Suzy Kahati & Suzanne Suckerman
November 24, 2014
A good friend of mine Suzanne Suckerman of the www.anglo-list.com, the Aliyah and Israel Lifestyle website – published results of a survey that she conducted among the Anglo Saxon Community entitled ‘What does living comfortably in Israel mean to you?’
She explained, “Anglo-List tries to bring consumer related information to the attention of the Anglo community that they might otherwise miss out on because their Hebrew skills are not yet well developed.
This information helps new olim form realistic Aliyah expectations. We know that there are different lifestyle expectations between the secular and the religious community who come here for idealistic reasons.” Anglo-list’s latest survey is entitled ‘Shopping Habits of the Anglo Community in Israel’.
The results of both these surveys can be found on www.anglo-list.com .
Mostly people who make Aliyah want to know, based on their current situation and potential earnings, how much they need a month to live in Israel. Based on extensive Facebook group discussions, we formulated a set of survey questions that we felt most reflected the difference between ‘basic living’ and ‘comfortable living’.
67.07% earn under NIS 15,000 and in Israel the average household income in NIS 14,000.