Tel Aviv Is More Expensive Than San Francisco
According to a study, the city is seven behind NYC, 88 spots ahead of Tehran
According to a report (and, perhaps, numerous tent protestors), Tel Aviv is among the most expensive cities in the world. The survey, used by multi-national companies factoring cost of living expenses in transferring workers, put Tel Aviv in the Top 40.
According to the EIU’s bi-annual Worldwide Cost of Living Report, Tel Aviv is the 34th most expensive city in the world, only seven spots shy of New York, ranked 27th, and well ahead of other major international cities such as Chicago (38), Berlin (40), Washington, DC (47) and San Francisco (64). Tokyo took the top spot, as it has every year but six since 1992.
There are some caveats, one in particular explaining that the costs in the report are translated into dollars so the strong shekel enhances the gap, but it’s an interesting way to look at the city, especially given how economic factor influenced the recent elections.
In other news, how on earth is San Francisco so cheap?
Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180
WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.
I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at email@example.com. Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.
We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.