OK we are currently on tour in Israel,and wait for it ? It is safe probably safer than in Manchester UK ,daft I know it's all relative,and most of all despite the obvious it is a wonderful country .But (you knew it was coming) it is very very expensive compared to UK and we think its expensive there.
I accept that we are in the middle of a desert and the infrastructure but all that taken into account it is still very expensive.We bought very very basic items from a local store and we estimated it cost maybe 50% more than in UK.
Still for what we spend i won't make that much difference to our pocket.Is the cost of living in Israel recognised as being high in comparison to Europe?
On a totally different note we are having a wonderful trip and Israel is a must see on European travellers plans.