Quality of Life
Israel ranks above the OECD average in income and wealth, jobs and earnings, personal security, health status and well-being.
When asked to rate their general satisfaction with life on a scale from 0 to 10, Israelis had a score of 7.2 on average, higher than the OECD average of 6.5. Furthermore, it may be surprising to know that Israel ranks 8th in the world in the “Feeling Safe” index, higher than New-Zealand and Australia.
In terms of health, a high percentage of Israelis reports good levels of perceived health. Life expectancy at birth in Israel is 82 years, two years higher than the OECD average.
Concerning the public sphere, there are high levels of civic participation and a great sense of community in Israel, where 87% of people believe that they know someone they could rely on in time of need.
״From my point of view, Israel is not a small country. This country is a gushing fountain of knowledge and capabilities ... The heritage of Israel gives its proud citizens roots and thirst for knowledge.״
Li Ka-shing | Former Chairman and Senior Adviser of CK Hutchison