Jerusalem ranks last in Israel for quality of life


Jerusalem has the worst quality of life of the 16 largest cities in Israel, reports the Central Statistical Office. Kfar Saba achieved the highest total number of points in the 51 areas assessed. Tel Aviv took sixth place.

The Central Statistical Office divided the cities assessed into three categories. Above-average cities were Kfar Saba, Rehovot, Ramat Gan, Rishon Lezion, Beersheva and Tel Aviv. Cities in the midfield were Holon, Netanya, Petah Tikva and Haifa. Sub-par cities were Beit Shemesh, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Bnei Brak, Bat Yam, and Jerusalem.

Kfar Saba achieved the highest values ​​in most of the evaluated areas: life expectancy, residential density, satisfaction with living, satisfaction with the cleanliness of the neighborhood, satisfaction with parks and green spaces and general trust in the residential area.

While Tel Aviv led the way on job opportunities, graduation rates, and access to computers, it did less well on overrated property prices and rents, job-life satisfaction, the feeling of security in the neighborhood, and water quality .

Jerusalem performed above average in 18 of the areas measured and below average in 33 areas. What put Jerusalem in last place were basic quality of life criteria; the level of unemployment, satisfaction with the neighborhood, satisfaction with the economic situation and access to computers.

Published by Globes, Israel business news – – on January 4, 2022.

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