Israel may be the eleventh happiest nation in the world, but Jerusalem ranks near last in quality of life. According to a report by the Central Bureau of Statistics, quality of life in the Holy City ranks thirteenth out of the 14 largest Israeli cities.
The ranking was based on 31 different parameters shared by all of the locations. They include employment rate, job satisfaction, road fatalities, pedestrian deaths, infant mortality, life expectancy, healthcare, housing density, education, and overall satisfaction.
Of the 31 measures, 22 ranked below the national average and nine came in above the national average. Of particular note was residential area satisfaction, which ranked at just 25.1% satisfaction versus the national average of 45.7%.
Jerusalemites are not all pessimistic, however. The city ranked higher than average in expectations for the future, trust in the healthcare system, and satisfaction with public transportation.
How did the rest of the cities rank their quality of life? Here’s the complete list:
- Ramat Gan
- Rishon LeZion
- Bnei Brak
- Petah Tikva
- Tel Aviv
- Be’er Sheva
- Bat Yam