Cost of Living Comparison Between Berlin and Istanbul 

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Consumer Prices in Istanbul are 49.95% lower than in Berlin (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Istanbul are 55.42% lower than in Berlin
Rent Prices in Istanbul are 66.02% lower than in Berlin
Restaurant Prices in Istanbul are 55.62% lower than in Berlin
Groceries Prices in Istanbul are 50.94% lower than in Berlin
Local Purchasing Power in Istanbul is 75.66% lower than in Berlin
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Restaurants
Berlin Edit Istanbul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.00 €
(200.27 TL)
4.39 €
(80.00 TL)
     -60.05 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 €
(910.75 TL)
21.96 €
(400.00 TL)
     -56.08 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.75 €
(159.29 TL)
3.84 €
(70.00 TL)
     -56.05 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 €
(72.86 TL)
2.75 €
(50.00 TL)
     -31.37 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 €
(72.86 TL)
3.29 €
(60.00 TL)
     -17.65 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.22 €
(58.67 TL)
1.55 €
(28.30 TL)
     -51.75 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.26 €
(41.08 TL)
0.70 €
(12.78 TL)
     -68.90 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 €
(35.86 TL)
0.26 €
(4.75 TL)
     -86.76 %
Markets
Berlin Edit Istanbul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.83 €
(69.70 TL)
3.26 €
(59.39 TL)
     -14.79 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.38 €
(25.06 TL)
0.36 €
(6.56 TL)
     -73.82 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.99 €
(18.07 TL)
0.58 €
(10.53 TL)
     -41.73 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.70 €
(49.11 TL)
1.50 €
(27.27 TL)
     -44.47 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.27 €
(95.95 TL)
2.38 €
(43.39 TL)
     -54.78 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.07 €
(74.12 TL)
1.88 €
(34.23 TL)
     -53.82 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.99 €
(109.13 TL)
4.03 €
(73.35 TL)
     -32.78 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.10 €
(20.10 TL)
0.36 €
(6.65 TL)
     -66.93 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 €
(14.15 TL)
0.68 €
(12.42 TL)
     -12.22 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.10 €
(20.04 TL)
0.37 €
(6.69 TL)
     -66.61 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.35 €
(24.59 TL)
0.48 €
(8.72 TL)
     -64.55 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.93 €
(16.93 TL)
0.27 €
(4.94 TL)
     -70.84 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.60 €
(10.92 TL)
0.20 €
(3.67 TL)
     -66.34 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.26 €
(23.00 TL)
0.64 €
(11.63 TL)
     -49.43 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.63 €
(11.55 TL)
0.28 €
(5.08 TL)
     -56.02 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.85 €
(106.56 TL)
7.14 €
(130.00 TL)
     +22.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.95 €
(17.24 TL)
1.51 €
(27.49 TL)
     +59.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.64 €
(29.79 TL)
2.08 €
(37.96 TL)
     +27.43 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 €
(145.72 TL)
1.65 €
(30.00 TL)
     -79.41 %
Transportation
Berlin Edit Istanbul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 €
(54.64 TL)
0.44 €
(8.00 TL)
     -85.36 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 85.50 €
(1,557.38 TL)
33.05 €
(602.00 TL)
     -61.35 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 €
(72.86 TL)
0.58 €
(10.50 TL)
     -85.59 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 €
(58.63 TL)
0.57 €
(10.46 TL)
     -82.16 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 €
(601.09 TL)
3.69 €
(67.20 TL)
     -88.82 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.96 €
(144.98 TL)
5.77 €
(105.09 TL)
     -27.52 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 €
(473,587.98 TL)
34,587.03 €
(630,000.00 TL)
     +33.03 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,022.38 €
(492,210.46 TL)
30,149.52 €
(549,171.19 TL)
     +11.57 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Berlin Edit Istanbul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 286.60 €
(5,220.34 TL)
58.72 €
(1,069.58 TL)
     -79.51 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 €
(1.88 TL)
0.08 €
(1.38 TL)
     -26.43 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 37.57 €
(684.33 TL)
8.69 €
(158.34 TL)
     -76.86 %
Sports And Leisure
Berlin Edit Istanbul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.34 €
(570.86 TL)
22.18 €
(404.05 TL)
     -29.22 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.40 €
(353.37 TL)
11.99 €
(218.33 TL)
     -38.21 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 €
(200.36 TL)
3.29 €
(60.00 TL)
     -70.05 %
Childcare
Berlin Edit Istanbul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 163.16 €
(2,971.91 TL)
213.88 €
(3,895.79 TL)
     +31.09 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,950.00 €
(163,023.55 TL)
4,870.67 €
(88,718.84 TL)
     -45.58 %
Clothing And Shoes
Berlin Edit Istanbul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 77.18 €
(1,405.88 TL)
41.17 €
(749.97 TL)
     -46.65 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.70 €
(650.27 TL)
27.56 €
(501.95 TL)
     -22.81 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.00 €
(1,493.62 TL)
68.98 €
(1,256.49 TL)
     -15.88 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.05 €
(1,731.25 TL)
51.41 €
(936.51 TL)
     -45.91 %
Rent Per Month
Berlin Edit Istanbul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,209.20 €
(22,025.55 TL)
429.23 €
(7,818.35 TL)
     -64.50 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 929.57 €
(16,932.07 TL)
251.63 €
(4,583.48 TL)
     -72.93 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,219.75 €
(40,432.49 TL)
868.87 €
(15,826.34 TL)
     -60.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,596.46 €
(29,079.36 TL)
473.87 €
(8,631.49 TL)
     -70.32 %
Buy Apartment Price
Berlin Edit Istanbul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 763.98 €
(13,915.86 TL)
210.25 €
(3,829.64 TL)
     -72.48 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 488.90 €
(8,905.24 TL)
101.44 €
(1,847.72 TL)
     -79.25 %
Salaries And Financing
Berlin Edit Istanbul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,124.24 €
(56,907.83 TL)
339.06 €
(6,175.96 TL)
     -89.15 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.03 22.22      +993.28 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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