In the Money How Much Do Israelis Earn? It Depends on Who’s Counting

Various government agencies rely on different methods and different data. The real answer is important in the debate over the cost of living.

Conventional wisdom has it that no one can get by in Israel because salaries are low and living expenses are high. That's probably the overriding economic complaint these days, the growing sense of the Israeli middle class of falling behind and not being able to maintain its standard of living.