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How to Decide Which City in Israel To Move To?

How to Decide Which City in Israel To Move To?

Deciding which city in Israel to live in can be very difficult because each city in Israel has it own appeal. Each city in any country, will have its own “vibe”, character, and attractions… especially in Israel.

Therefore, I created this article for you. We will now go into how exactly + which factors you should take into consideration when deciding which city in Israel would be best for you / your family to move to. Let’s get into it!

What Type Of Weather Do You Like?

How to Decide Which City in Israel To Move To?

Obviously, Israel has a Mediterranean climate… but what exactly does that mean? It means that summers get very hot and winters are short and mild (to say the least).

However, the climate will vary depending on the location / city you may choose to move to.

If you prefer hotter weather, cities like Tel Aviv, Eilat, or Ashkelon might be something for you to look into.If you prefer a cooler climate, you should consider living in the northern cities of Israel, such as Haifa, Nazareth, or Tiberias.

Job Opportunities

How to Decide Which City in Israel To Move To?

One of the most important things to take into consideration when deciding which city you should move to in Israel – is the number of available employment opportunities.

If you are looking for an English speaking job it is very possible to find one. I suggest you take a look at this blog post to read further on the topic – https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/how-to-find-an-english-speaking-job-in-israel/

Some cities in Israel are known for specific industries, such as high-tech in Tel Aviv or the pharmaceutical industry in Haifa. Research the job market in different cities and make sure there are opportunities in your field.

(Local) Education System

How to Decide Which City in Israel To Move To?

If you have children and are considering to move to Israel, and wondering which city you should move to, then the education system in the city will be important to you… as it should be.

Without question, there is a different quality of schools in different cities. You will want to look for cities with strong public schools, as well as colleges + universities for your children to continue their education.

Religious Communities

How to Decide Which City in Israel To Move To?

Israel is a very, very diverse country with many, many different religious communities. Yes, Israel is a Jewish state but there are Muslim and Christian communities – not to exclude the large variety of Jewish sects.

If you are looking for a specific community or cultural experience, you should consider cities that are known for a specific religious population… that perhaps match or fit your belief system.

The Cost of Living

How to Decide Which City in Israel To Move To?

The cost of living in Israel can truly vary significantly depending which city you plan to live in. I suggest you read a deeper blog post I created on the topic at this link – https://www.claudemasseyconsulting.org/the-cost-of-living-in-israel/

To continue – For example, the city of Tel Aviv is known for being one of the most expensive places to live in the world! However, other cities such as Haifa, Bat Yam, Holon, and Be’er Sheva are other more affordable cities to live in.

When thinking about the overall cost of living, I suggest to take into the consideration not only the cost of rent, but also the price of food, clothes, and the expenses you will be looking at in the form of general transportation.

Mode of Transportation

How to Decide Which City in Israel To Move To?

Israel has a really good public transportation system that includes buses, and trains. In addition, Israel is in the process of building a upgraded subway system which will add to the already great transportation system.

That said, you should still take into consideration the method in which you plan to get to and from work, and to where you will need to go on a daily basis when you actually move here.  Here is a link to the department of transportation website so that you can research everything you want – https://bus.gov.il/?language=en#/origindestination/1/0

In Conclusion…

When deciding which city in Israel would be best for you and your family to move to… you will need to take into account many things.  I hope that this article gave you a few ideas that will help you to decide what is the best city in Israel to move to.

Consider employment opportunities, religious and ethnic communities, climate, transportation, an make sure you a lot of money saved up! Moreover, by taking these factors into account, you should find a city that will provide a satisfying life for you and and your family after moving to in Israel.

Good Luck!

– Claude Massey Consulting

 

See, I still remember the day I arrived in Israel… I had NO JOB, NO FRIENDS, and NO MONEY.

And it took me several years of living in Israel before I found a decent-paying job at a tech company.

I was working for this company, and was promoted to a leadership position when I had a powerful self-realization:

The purpose of my life, is helping other people get what they want from life. 

I looked back into my past and understood that I was always asked to be a leader + trainer + teacher… and I absolutely loved doing it!

Therefore, with my 15+ years of experience in the field of sales and customer service I decided to open a sales training company.

I never thought that I would open my own business in Israel… but I did!

I decided to name my sales training company Sales Development Israel.

Then, I began to use all of my spare time before work and after work creating training materials, and trying to acquire clients.

In addition, I was sending emails and cold calling companies in Tel Aviv, HerzliyaRamat GanJerusalem, Bat Yam, and Holon.

Basically, I was reaching out across the whole country of Israel in my efforts.

Great news – I was able to find my first few clients

Something I immediately noticed was at the conclusion of my sales training workshops, two things would happen consistently happen: 

Firstly, I would receive feedback that my sales training workshops were providing massive value for the sales team.

Secondly, one or two of the students in the courses would privately approach me.

These students would speak with me about their struggles not only in sales, but also in their lives.

Then one time, a female student offered to pay me for a one-on-one session outside of the office.

She asked me to help her learn how to communicate more effectively, and to help her figure out a better career path.

Another student, approached me and offered to pay me for my time to help prepare him for a job interview.

Similarly, another student from another workshop, at another company, asked me to help them build their self-confidence.

And this would happen again and again and again…

Each of these wonderful people I began to work one-on-one with,  had their own unique challenge, and asked me for help.

Each time we developed a plan, strategized, and executed.

These first clients would call me their “Life Coach” or “Career Counselor“, and I am proud to say that I was able to help them.

At the conclusion of our one-on-one sessions, they each had taken took massive steps forward towards the results they wanted!

Eventually, enough people paid me to sit down with them, and then called me their Career Counselor or Life Coach that I began to call myself a “Career Counselor” and ”Life Coach”.

Most people set out to become a trained and certified life coach (קואצ’ר , אימון אישי) or career counselor before ever having a client. 

I never once said to myself that I wanted to be a life coach (אימון אישי לחיים) or a career counselor.

This interesting and fulfilling profession came to me… literally.

So that is the short story of how I began life coaching (תל אביב קואצ’ינג לחיים) and career counseling in Tel Aviv Israel.

And after all these years, I’m happy to say I have helped hundreds and hundreds of people from around the world!