Cost of Living Comparison Between Tehran and Istanbul 

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Cost of Living in Istanbul is 34.1% higher than in Tehran (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Istanbul is 37.4% higher than in Tehran
Rent Prices in Istanbul are 45.7% higher than in Tehran
Restaurant Prices in Istanbul are 112.1% higher than in Tehran
Groceries Prices in Istanbul are 53.5% higher than in Tehran
Local Purchasing Power in Istanbul is 126.1% higher than in Tehran
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Restaurants
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4.00 $
(131.32 TL)
9.14 $
(300.00 TL)
     +128.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 23.49 $
(771.18 TL)
45.69 $
(1,500.00 TL)
     +94.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.00 $
(131.32 TL)
7.29 $
(239.18 TL)
     +82.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 0.71 $
(23.33 TL)
3.66 $
(120.00 TL)
     +414.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 $
(49.24 TL)
5.08 $
(166.74 TL)
     +238.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.43 $
(47.09 TL)
2.97 $
(97.56 TL)
     +107.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.54 $
(17.79 TL)
1.30 $
(42.83 TL)
     +140.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.97 $
(31.86 TL)
0.56 $
(18.32 TL)
     -42.5 %
Markets
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.37 $
(77.68 TL)
4.24 $
(139.18 TL)
     +79.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.50 $
(16.36 TL)
0.62 $
(20.41 TL)
     +24.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.04 $
(34.15 TL)
0.88 $
(28.78 TL)
     -15.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.14 $
(37.59 TL)
2.04 $
(67.13 TL)
     +78.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.81 $
(59.32 TL)
4.19 $
(137.58 TL)
     +131.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.75 $
(57.30 TL)
2.58 $
(84.74 TL)
     +47.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.93 $
(161.93 TL)
7.80 $
(256.23 TL)
     +58.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.48 $
(15.81 TL)
0.56 $
(18.27 TL)
     +15.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.69 $
(22.58 TL)
0.87 $
(28.57 TL)
     +26.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.45 $
(14.79 TL)
0.42 $
(13.87 TL)
     -6.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.28 $
(9.33 TL)
0.58 $
(18.88 TL)
     +102.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.24 $
(7.81 TL)
0.33 $
(10.77 TL)
     +38.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.23 $
(7.68 TL)
0.25 $
(8.28 TL)
     +7.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.52 $
(17.23 TL)
1.05 $
(34.46 TL)
     +100.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.24 $
(7.81 TL)
0.39 $
(12.73 TL)
     +63.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1.00 $
(32.83 TL)
9.14 $
(300.00 TL)
     +813.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.59 $
(19.22 TL)
1.84 $
(60.52 TL)
     +214.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.44 $
(47.32 TL)
2.64 $
(86.77 TL)
     +83.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.50 $
(82.08 TL)
1.83 $
(60.00 TL)
     -26.9 %
Transportation
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 $
(9.85 TL)
0.54 $
(17.70 TL)
     +79.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 $
(492.45 TL)
42.28 $
(1,388.00 TL)
     +181.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.50 $
(16.41 TL)
0.76 $
(25.00 TL)
     +52.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.48 $
(15.85 TL)
0.87 $
(28.49 TL)
     +79.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(98.49 TL)
7.75 $
(254.32 TL)
     +158.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.90 $
(95.32 TL)
4.64 $
(152.17 TL)
     +59.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 80,000.00 $
(2,626,400.00 TL)
45,689.92 $
(1,500,000.00 TL)
     -42.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 72,850.81 $
(2,391,692.01 TL)
43,964.52 $
(1,443,355.31 TL)
     -39.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 17.16 $
(563.40 TL)
56.27 $
(1,847.27 TL)
     +227.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 2.86 $
(93.97 TL)
8.85 $
(290.39 TL)
     +209.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 6.90 $
(226.67 TL)
11.52 $
(378.25 TL)
     +66.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 18.82 $
(617.96 TL)
43.30 $
(1,421.48 TL)
     +130.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.74 $
(385.27 TL)
13.52 $
(443.75 TL)
     +15.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1.50 $
(49.24 TL)
6.09 $
(200.00 TL)
     +306.1 %
Childcare
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 130.26 $
(4,276.46 TL)
604.15 $
(19,834.36 TL)
     +363.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,866.95 $
(61,292.12 TL)
13,539.02 $
(444,486.11 TL)
     +625.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 35.43 $
(1,163.22 TL)
50.64 $
(1,662.40 TL)
     +42.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.49 $
(935.26 TL)
35.15 $
(1,153.97 TL)
     +23.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 140.68 $
(4,618.52 TL)
91.26 $
(2,996.01 TL)
     -35.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 70.27 $
(2,307.00 TL)
81.41 $
(2,672.57 TL)
     +15.8 %
Rent Per Month
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 508.15 $
(16,682.55 TL)
778.88 $
(25,570.75 TL)
     +53.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 338.79 $
(11,122.58 TL)
499.89 $
(16,411.37 TL)
     +47.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,044.34 $
(34,285.68 TL)
1,520.75 $
(49,926.32 TL)
     +45.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 668.67 $
(21,952.52 TL)
930.45 $
(30,546.58 TL)
     +39.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 228.86 $
(7,513.59 TL)
309.89 $
(10,173.82 TL)
     +35.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 134.93 $
(4,429.85 TL)
163.97 $
(5,383.06 TL)
     +21.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 258.47 $
(8,485.50 TL)
803.02 $
(26,363.12 TL)
     +210.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 23.35 43.75      +87.4 %
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