Cost of Living in Ankara

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 47.28
Rent Index: 8.96
Groceries Index: 42.88
Restaurants Index: 33.77
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 29.11
Local Purchasing Power: 75.81
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 TL 10.00-18.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 52.74 TL 40.00-75.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 TL 13.00-16.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 9.00 TL 5.50-10.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 10.00 TL 7.50-14.00
Cappuccino (regular) 6.39 TL 5.00-7.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.56 TL 2.00-3.50
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.78 TL 0.50-1.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 2.55 TL 2.00-3.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.31 TL 1.00-2.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.42 TL 3.00-6.00
Eggs (12) 5.59 TL 4.00-8.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 16.03 TL 13.00-20.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 12.68 TL 10.00-16.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 42.55 TL 35.00-50.00
Apples (1kg) 3.17 TL 2.50-4.00
Banana (1kg) 5.76 TL 4.50-7.00
Oranges (1kg) 3.07 TL 2.00-4.00
Tomato (1kg) 3.09 TL 2.00-4.00
Potato (1kg) 2.70 TL 2.00-4.00
Onion (1kg) 2.09 TL 1.50-3.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.77 TL 1.00-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.19 TL 1.00-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 TL 25.00-40.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.66 TL 5.00-7.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.59 TL 6.00-9.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 TL 10.00-11.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 TL 2.00-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 110.00 TL 75.00-150.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.10 TL 3.00-3.50
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.70 TL 2.40-2.80
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.50 TL 20.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 4.49 TL 4.30-4.90
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 65,000.00 TL 55,000.00-72,100.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 277.00 TL 200.00-350.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.49 TL 0.40-0.60
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54.25 TL 40.00-74.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 113.60 TL 90.00-150.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.15 TL 15.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 TL 13.00-18.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 136.30 TL 100.00-170.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 80.27 TL 50.00-100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 170.46 TL 140.00-220.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 173.08 TL 140.00-250.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 821.22 TL 600.00-1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 490.25 TL 400.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,325.89 TL 1,000.00-1,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 804.37 TL 600.00-1,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,950.00 TL 3,000.00-5,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,927.61 TL 1,400.00-2,500.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 2,211.25 TL 1,500.00-2,860.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 12.66 10.00-16.46

Prices in Ankara, Turkey

These data are based on 3085 entries in the past 12 months from 204 different contributors.
Last update: May, 2016
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Cost of living in Ankara is 52.72% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 1,467.90TL and for four person family at 5,184.93TL (without rent).
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21 Comments so far
#Ömer on Oct 12, 2015 :
I am currently working in Dubai and i want to migrate in Ankara Turkey i have 7 years of working experience in Dubai know English very well Arabic conversation level and Urdu Punjabi currently working in a hotel as receptionist
#hamid on Sep 05, 2015 :
hi i need one room house for rent for one month in Ankara and cheep price i need it
#Erdi on Aug 29, 2015 :
Hi #marwa. It really depends. But, for sure in Ankara you would live more comfortable with that 600TL than Ist. since Ank is cheaper in almost everything. However, there is that world-known Bosphorus in Ist which cannot be compared with any place in Ank!
#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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