In one of the largest social protests in Israel's history, hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets to protest the high cost of living in the country and demand government action. Israel is currently ranked 98th most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, by Xpatulator.com, out of 300 international locations.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently appointed a special panel of experts to draft a series of recommendations on how best to reduce the cost of living. The panel is due to discuss the growing sense of disparity in Israel. Despite promising figures of growth and low unemployment rates, many Israeli feel the prosperity is not shared by all.
The 10 most expensive cities in the Middle East:
1. United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
2. Qatar, Doha
3. Israel, Jerusalem
4. Bahrain, Manama
5. Lebanon, Beirut
6. United Arab Emirates, Dubai
7. Iran, Tehran
8. Palestinian Territories, West Bank
9. Syria, Damascus
10.Saudi Arabia, Riyadh