BUT - living in Jerusalem also has a whole bunch of advantages, too.
I was just walking home now from Machane Yehuda, Jerusalem's colourful, larger-than-life outdoor fruit and veg market, and on the way I went down Ben Yehuda street, and through what's affectionately known by the locals as 'Crack Square'.
Often, you'll find the most amazingly talented Russian musicians busking there; or some 'artistic' demonstration - one time I walked past, and the whole floor was covered in big Stars of David, carefully crafted from empty beer bottles.
Today, I walked past it to find a spontaneous frum man dance party going on.
I have no idea how, where, why, what, all I can tell you is that around 200 'religious' men of various ages and kippa denominations were doing a synchronised dance to Shwekey.
It lasted all of a glorious 4 minutes, and then the group broke up and everyone went off to do their pre-Purim errands.
I came away a bit perplexed - how did they manage to get 200 people with 'Y' chromosomes to spontaneously do the same moves? - and absolutely thrilled that G-d sends me this crazy stuff to spice up my life, when I'm on the way home to make an otherwise boring supper for my family.
Where else but in Israel?