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Cost of Living in Ankara, Turkey

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 42.73
Rent Index: 7.73
Groceries Index: 34.86
Restaurants Index: 35.55
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 24.94
Local Purchasing Power: 94.84

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 TL
10.00
15.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 TL
40.00
65.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.00 TL
12.00
15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 8.00 TL
5.00
10.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 9.50 TL
7.00
12.00
Cappuccino (regular) 6.58 TL
5.00
8.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.67 TL
2.00
4.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.86 TL
0.50
1.50
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.77 TL
7.57
11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.19 TL
0.73
1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.98 TL
1.59
2.72
Eggs (12) 5.19 TL
4.00
6.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.29 TL
4.54
8.16
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.94 TL
3.63
6.35
Apples (1 lb) 1.40 TL
0.91
1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 1.23 TL
0.91
1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.38 TL
0.91
1.81
Potato (1 lb) 1.16 TL
0.68
1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.26 TL
1.00
4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.06 TL
0.75
1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25.00 TL
15.00
30.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.30 TL
4.50
6.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.54 TL
4.00
8.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 TL
10.00
10.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.21 TL
2.00
2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 73.50 TL
55.00
120.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.90 TL
2.70
3.10
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.02 TL
3.22
4.35
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 TL
24.00
30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 18.42 TL
16.66
19.12
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 60,000.00 TL
55,000.00
68,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 271.02 TL
205.00
340.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.45 TL
0.40
0.50
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 51.63 TL
42.28
63.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 111.44 TL
80.00
150.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.78 TL
15.00
30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 TL
12.00
15.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 121.36 TL
90.00
149.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 75.00 TL
50.00
100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 142.74 TL
110.00
180.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 133.00 TL
95.00
180.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 740.07 TL
600.00
871.24
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 410.92 TL
300.00
500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,216.67 TL
900.00
1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 717.67 TL
600.00
850.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 299.39 TL
185.80
371.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 128.46 TL
102.19
157.93
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,064.11 TL
1,161.65
3,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 11.09
10.00
13.00

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Last update: May, 2015

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18 Comments so far

#TAIWO on Apr 21, 2015 :
Plz I need a visa to turkey, can Honest people assist me on this...I am a Nigeria citizen, thk's
#Karim on Apr 02, 2015 :
#marwa from where u got scholarship and what kind of scholarship???? I also want to know because I am also gonna take a scholarship of turkish medicine from afghanistan
#marwa on Mar 26, 2015 :
i am a student and my scholarship offers me the housing and a 600 TL per month ... would that be fine in istanbul or ankara ?!.
#mustafa on Sep 11, 2014 :
Live in turkey... its very cheap of u sacrifice ur ur conforts :)
#Günce IŞIK on Jul 09, 2014 :
@Mohammad: Common currency is lira actually. Sellers/venues (restaurants, bars, markets etc.) don't wanna take euro or dollar usually. But its possible with people who selling touristic stuff i guess.
#Günce IŞIK on Jul 09, 2014 :
@kamyar: Hi;
it will be cost around 250-300$ per month (close to center) and you can't find little houses around city center, mostly flats.
#Mohammad on May 31, 2014 :
Is Dollar Or Euro a common currency in Ankara? Can buy at restaurants or shopping malls using Dollar or Euro?
#Serhan on Jan 20, 2014 :
From Airport to Ankamall, it costs roughly 70 Turkish Liras. Use current exchange rates for conversions.
#Paul on Jan 12, 2014 :
Does anybody know a rough cost of a taxi from the airport to the ankamall
#Hakan on Dec 06, 2013 :
Hi, for Ankara, 85m2 flats price at Turkuaz houses 250-300TL(150$). If you want to come Ankara, consider this area.
#kamyar on Dec 04, 2013 :
hi i want to know that how much does it cost if i want to rent a flat or little house per a month in ankara ? plz help me
#Pepe on Nov 26, 2013 :
how much does it cost to live alone in ankara? 1 small house food + also is it easy to find a job there? w/e job is it a half time job with somewhat of money
#hadi on Sep 10, 2013 :
im looking for a job and i want to rent a small flat is the any one that can help me ? +989179110699
#thornes on Jul 15, 2013 :
I am considering a job offer at one of the universities. The pay is about 2200 a month but no housing. I also am bringing two children so we need at least a 2 to 3 bedroom. Will this pay cover the cost of living with two children and their school fees?

#Kursat on Jun 09, 2013 :
Yes Peter that's a good offer. You'll be fine.
#Laura on May 24, 2013 :
@Peter: you could live well with $4800 and a furnished apartment anywhere in the world, I'd think!
#Emre on Mar 25, 2013 :
#Peter you can live very well in Ankara with that package.
#Peter on Mar 07, 2013 :
I am considering taking a job in Turkey for $4800.00 USD per month plus free 2 bedroom semi-furnished apartment including utilities and $250.00 USD food allowance per week. Can I live well?

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