Living in Jerusalem, Israel:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

six local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Jerusalem, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked six people living in Jerusalem what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Jerusalem holds historic and religious significance for members all three Abrahamic faiths. It is modern city with old sensibilities, which can especially be found within the walled off Old City. The different communities within the city rarely interact with one another, living in cordoned off parts of the city, and only intersecting on buses and I’m Hospitals.

In Jerusalem, one can find people from all across the religious spectrum, each searching for connection to spirituality. There are tens of schools in Jerusalem for students from abroad, each geared to a niche crowd. With stunning panoramic views of the mountains and city, it is one of the most beautiful cities.

Melody, says: 2020

Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, is famous for its beauty, its historical significance, its being the home for three of the major religions (Judaism, Islam, and Christianity), and its cultural diversity. However, it is unfortunately involved in a long-standing conflict with Palestine.

Deborah, says: 2020

Jerusalem is an intense city where numerous cultures and religions converge. There is a charged energy that is both magnetic and overwhelming. Millions of visitors descend on this city each year, and it is not entirely unusual to find archaeological ruins beside a bustling gastropub. The shuk, Jerusalem’s open-air market, has recently become an incredible nightlife hub, where fabulous bars and restaurants take the place of produce stalls when night descends.

Someone who is willing to move to Jerusalem, should know the living costs are high, and there are many religious (Jewish) people here. The streets are pretty clean, and the taxes are high. traffic jams are common. It’s also really hot in summer, and the temperature’s not below 15° Celsius in winters.

Melody, says: 2020

Someone moving to Jerusalem should know the beautiful city combines an ancient look with one that is modern. There are areas with old marketplaces and stone walls that will make you feel that you live in a different time, and then down the street you will see brand new buildings and businesses that will make you feel like you are in an innovative tech center. It is also important to note the vast diversity of the city, with people from many walks of life living together.

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