While Rishon LeZion and Petah Tikva have assumed the top spots in a new socio-economic index of major cities in Israel, Jerusalem has dropped to the bottom section of the rankings.
Jerusalem, which has double the population of Tel Aviv, is among the poorest large cities with at least 200,000 residents. The reason for such a low ranking is the large and growing numbers of Orthodox and Arab residents. This is in contrast to Rishon LeZion and Petah Tikva who are seeing large influxes of young, educated people.
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