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Cost of Living in Turkey

Cost of living in Turkey is 36.96% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Turkey is 71.52% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 TL 10.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 TL 40.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 TL 13.00-17.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 TL 5.50-10.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 10.00 TL 7.00-15.00
Cappuccino (regular) 6.68 TL 5.00-8.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.41 TL 1.60-3.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.81 TL 0.50-1.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.38 TL 7.57-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.30 TL 0.91-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.28 TL 1.81-3.18
Eggs (12) 5.43 TL 4.00-7.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.66 TL 5.90-9.98
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.21 TL 4.08-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19.46 TL 15.88-22.68
Apples (1 lb) 1.41 TL 0.91-1.81
Banana (1 lb) 2.47 TL 1.81-2.95
Oranges (1 lb) 1.18 TL 0.91-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.31 TL 0.91-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 1.03 TL 0.68-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 0.87 TL 0.45-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 2.13 TL 1.00-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.24 TL 1.00-1.80
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25.00 TL 20.00-35.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.55 TL 5.00-6.25
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 7.39 TL 6.00-9.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 TL 10.00-11.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 TL 2.00-2.95
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 170.00 TL 100.00-180.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.20 TL 3.00-3.75
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 TL 3.22-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 21.00 TL 18.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 17.20 TL 16.28-18.62
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,000.00 TL 60,000.00-76,865.79
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 271.11 TL 180.00-360.61
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) 55.75 TL 45.00-70.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 119.26 TL 85.00-166.67
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 50.36 TL 25.00-100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 TL 12.00-20.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 135.23 TL 100.00-180.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 89.89 TL 60.00-130.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 188.70 TL 150.00-250.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 189.31 TL 140.00-250.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,057.08 TL 600.00-1,600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 621.77 TL 400.00-900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,874.73 TL 1,000.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,075.61 TL 700.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 404.56 TL 185.80-696.77
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 197.04 TL 120.77-278.71
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 1,952.34 TL 1,400.00-2,500.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 12.39 10.00-15.00

Prices in Turkey

These data are based on 24236 entries in the past 12 months from 1593 different contributors.
Last update: May, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Turkey

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City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Istanbul 49.72 16.11 33.75 43.44 33.65 59.43
Ankara 45.13 8.57 27.76 41.08 32.04 75.13
Izmir 44.52 10.00 28.12 39.32 30.94 64.42
Bursa 44.51 7.18 26.77 39.01 29.98 72.74
Antalya 44.10 7.68 26.80 39.24 31.26 63.20
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