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Cost of Living Comparison Between Tehran and Istanbul 

You would need around 5,319.13TL (2,496.89$) in Istanbul to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 2,600.00$ in Tehran (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Istanbul are 10.35% higher than in Tehran
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Istanbul are 3.97% lower than in Tehran
Rent Prices in Istanbul are 33.04% lower than in Tehran
Restaurant Prices in Istanbul are 0.23% higher than in Tehran
Groceries Prices in Istanbul are 16.17% lower than in Tehran
Local Purchasing Power in Istanbul is 83.91% higher than in Tehran

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  Tehran  Istanbul      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.00 $     5.63 $      +12.66 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 24.43 $     28.17 $      +15.30 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 5.00 $     5.63 $      +12.66 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 8.00 $     3.29 $      -58.93 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     3.76 $      -24.97 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.79 $     2.78 $      -0.27 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.52 $     1.04 $      +99.62 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.28 $     0.36 $      +31.20 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.02 $     0.99 $      -3.27 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.52 $     0.54 $      +5.31 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.51 $     1.80 $      -28.18 %
Eggs (12) 2.01 $     2.19 $      +9.03 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 5.76 $     6.85 $      +18.80 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 4.42 $     4.95 $      +11.94 %
Apples (1kg) 1.50 $     1.34 $      -10.28 %
Oranges (1kg) 1.36 $     1.22 $      -9.69 %
Tomato (1kg) 1.10 $     1.23 $      +12.34 %
Potato (1kg) 0.74 $     0.80 $      +7.08 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.69 $     0.90 $      +30.82 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.40 $     0.52 $      +28.91 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 40.00 $     11.74 $      -70.66 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.48 $     2.07 $      -75.58 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.78 $     2.73 $      -59.76 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 3.00 $     4.22 $      +40.83 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.20 $     0.94 $      +369.42 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.65 $     70.41 $      +349.92 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.41 $     1.38 $      +240.19 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.40 $     0.86 $      +114.76 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.46 $     9.39 $      +71.95 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.37 $     2.31 $      +521.94 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $     23,470.87 $      -21.76 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 60.92 $     102.08 $      +67.58 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.05 $     0.19 $      +280.68 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.55 $     27.28 $      -37.35 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.55 $     57.78 $      +67.23 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.20 $     19.56 $      +60.38 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.00 $     7.04 $      +134.71 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 69.52 $     61.81 $      -11.09 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 58.00 $     35.41 $      -38.95 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 131.28 $     66.66 $      -49.23 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 86.35 $     65.83 $      -23.77 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 731.79 $     524.23 $      -28.36 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 424.59 $     288.74 $      -32.00 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,420.18 $     970.82 $      -31.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 878.19 $     529.40 $      -39.72 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,130.17 $     2,272.20 $      -27.41 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,660.32 $     958.75 $      -42.26 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 495.41 $     874.97 $      +76.62 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 21.39     11.54      -46.05 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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