I definitely need another place to live. My present apartment is far too small and looks like a matchbox. Hundreds of books hardly find space and some of them I still keep in boxes. Moving to a bigger place is becoming an issue within the next few months. The question, of course, is: Where to ? Staying in Tel Aviv or looking for a different option outside of the city ?
It is well - known that Tel Aviv is expensive and rents are just skyscraping. Despite the fact that I don't have to look at every Shekel, I am still too tight - fisted paying such high rents to a landlord. Why paying so much when I could pay less outside Tel Aviv ?
So, Ramat Gan, Givat Shmuel and Petach Tikvah are becoming a realistic option. In a way, rents in Israel are on the rise wherever you look but Tel Aviv has become far too exaggerated. A former working colleague of mine just found a one - room apartment for 3000 Shekels (790 Dollar) a month. 40 squaremeter, tax and water included but electricity goes on his bill.