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Cost of Living in Ankara

Cost of living in Ankara is 55.18% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 499.67$ (1,468.24TL) and for four person family at 1,759.41$ (5,169.85TL) (without rent).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 TL 10.00-18.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 TL 40.00-70.00
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 7.50-13.00
Cappuccino (regular) 6.38 TL 5.00-8.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.60 TL 2.00-4.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.81 TL 0.50-1.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.77 TL 7.57-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.15 TL 0.68-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.97 TL 1.36-2.49
Eggs (12) 5.70 TL 4.00-7.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.92 TL 5.44-8.16
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.74 TL 4.54-7.55
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19.59 TL 18.14-22.68
Apples (1 lb) 1.48 TL 1.13-1.81
Banana (1 lb) 2.59 TL 2.27-3.02
Oranges (1 lb) 1.47 TL 0.91-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.45 TL 0.91-2.04
Potato (1 lb) 1.33 TL 0.91-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 1.02 TL 0.68-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 1.88 TL 1.00-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.16 TL 1.00-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 TL 20.00-35.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.52 TL 5.00-6.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.72 TL 6.00-10.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 TL 9.99-10.75
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 TL 2.00-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 TL 66.58-120.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.10 TL 3.00-3.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.35 TL 3.22-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.50 TL 24.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 17.10 TL 16.28-18.93
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 61,550.00 TL 55,000.00-70,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 284.69 TL 200.00-377.78
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.48 TL 0.40-0.60
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 53.72 TL 40.00-70.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 112.78 TL 90.00-166.45
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.49 TL 15.00-49.93
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 TL 12.00-18.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 133.81 TL 90.00-160.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 78.85 TL 59.00-100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 166.14 TL 130.00-200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 167.39 TL 140.00-200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 827.08 TL 700.00-1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 485.70 TL 350.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,309.09 TL 950.00-1,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 785.06 TL 550.00-1,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 358.01 TL 278.71-464.51
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 172.63 TL 102.19-213.68
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,242.08 TL 1,500.00-3,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 12.55 10.00-15.00

Prices in Ankara, Turkey

These data are based on 2474 entries in the past 12 months from 172 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016
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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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