They want people to use public transportation. But the public transportation is good enough only in the main cities. You have to own a car in Israel. It's must.
The only thing that is cheaper here in Israel compared to usa is the medical services.
Yes, Im in the medical field and I cant tell you how broken our healthcare system is! Here its basically "dont get sick, and if you do, die quickly" its disgusting how expensive it is to be poor in the US. I guess thats why I drive a Mirage lol!