Tel Aviv was recently named the sixth healthiest city in the world to live in, based on an annual Money.co.uk report. Known for its rampant vegan culture, 300 days of sunshine, hundreds of outdoor gyms, and unlimited wellness opportunities speak to why.
The report itself was based on factors such as food prices, life expectancy, obesity rates, pollution rates, safety, and sunlight hours. In Tel Aviv, the average life expectancy is 82.8, and the city has one of the lowest obesity rates in the world. Its healthy Mediterranean diet and active outdoor culture make it a perfect spot for a healthy lifestyle. Even in lockdown, the Middle Eastern climate invites residents outside, offering daily opportunities to walk, run, swim in the sea, or exercise at the widely scattered public parks and outdoor gyms.
Haifa, Israel, also situated along the sea, found the twelfth spot on the list, while overall Israel ranked in the 88th spot to live. Coming in the first place was Spain, and for cities, Valencia claimed the number one spot, followed by Madrid, Lisbon Portugal, and Vienna Austria.
According to the annual Bloomberg Health Index, Israel ranks number 10 as the healthiest country of the 169 ranked.