Cost of Living Comparison Between Tehran and Istanbul 

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Cost of Living in Istanbul is 33.0% higher than in Tehran (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Istanbul is 39.5% higher than in Tehran
Rent Prices in Istanbul are 57.0% higher than in Tehran
Restaurant Prices in Istanbul are 110.2% higher than in Tehran
Groceries Prices in Istanbul are 49.7% higher than in Tehran
Local Purchasing Power in Istanbul is 118.0% higher than in Tehran
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Restaurants
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4.00 $
(128.96 TL)
9.31 $
(300.00 TL)
     +132.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 24.12 $
(777.73 TL)
46.53 $
(1,500.00 TL)
     +92.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.00 $
(128.96 TL)
6.98 $
(225.00 TL)
     +74.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 0.75 $
(24.18 TL)
3.57 $
(115.00 TL)
     +375.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 $
(48.36 TL)
4.86 $
(156.83 TL)
     +224.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.43 $
(45.97 TL)
2.91 $
(93.86 TL)
     +104.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.54 $
(17.46 TL)
1.26 $
(40.63 TL)
     +132.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.98 $
(31.62 TL)
0.55 $
(17.63 TL)
     -44.2 %
Markets
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.39 $
(76.95 TL)
4.40 $
(141.83 TL)
     +84.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.52 $
(16.91 TL)
0.55 $
(17.61 TL)
     +4.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.03 $
(33.22 TL)
0.86 $
(27.87 TL)
     -16.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.11 $
(35.86 TL)
2.10 $
(67.72 TL)
     +88.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.84 $
(59.23 TL)
3.87 $
(124.72 TL)
     +110.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.73 $
(55.71 TL)
2.59 $
(83.38 TL)
     +49.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.90 $
(157.99 TL)
7.35 $
(237.03 TL)
     +50.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.48 $
(15.35 TL)
0.55 $
(17.82 TL)
     +16.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.69 $
(22.30 TL)
0.83 $
(26.62 TL)
     +19.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.45 $
(14.38 TL)
0.42 $
(13.61 TL)
     -5.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.28 $
(9.10 TL)
0.57 $
(18.50 TL)
     +103.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.24 $
(7.60 TL)
0.34 $
(11.03 TL)
     +45.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.23 $
(7.45 TL)
0.26 $
(8.52 TL)
     +14.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.52 $
(16.79 TL)
0.99 $
(31.98 TL)
     +90.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.23 $
(7.52 TL)
0.41 $
(13.30 TL)
     +76.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1.00 $
(32.24 TL)
9.31 $
(300.00 TL)
     +830.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.55 $
(17.78 TL)
1.83 $
(59.10 TL)
     +232.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.33 $
(42.82 TL)
2.60 $
(83.71 TL)
     +95.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.50 $
(80.60 TL)
1.86 $
(60.00 TL)
     -25.6 %
Transportation
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 $
(9.67 TL)
0.55 $
(17.70 TL)
     +83.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 $
(483.59 TL)
43.05 $
(1,388.00 TL)
     +187.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.50 $
(16.12 TL)
0.78 $
(25.00 TL)
     +55.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.48 $
(15.57 TL)
0.88 $
(28.36 TL)
     +82.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(96.72 TL)
6.98 $
(225.00 TL)
     +132.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.90 $
(93.60 TL)
4.69 $
(151.15 TL)
     +61.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 80,000.00 $
(2,579,172.00 TL)
43,424.79 $
(1,400,000.00 TL)
     -45.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 69,543.12 $
(2,242,045.69 TL)
43,796.40 $
(1,411,980.69 TL)
     -37.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 17.46 $
(562.79 TL)
57.36 $
(1,849.33 TL)
     +228.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 2.80 $
(90.26 TL)
8.43 $
(271.64 TL)
     +201.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 6.62 $
(213.48 TL)
10.94 $
(352.57 TL)
     +65.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 17.44 $
(562.25 TL)
40.56 $
(1,307.63 TL)
     +132.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.45 $
(369.07 TL)
14.12 $
(455.26 TL)
     +23.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1.50 $
(48.36 TL)
6.20 $
(200.00 TL)
     +313.6 %
Childcare
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 126.80 $
(4,087.90 TL)
560.50 $
(18,070.36 TL)
     +342.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,850.92 $
(59,673.01 TL)
11,468.90 $
(369,753.20 TL)
     +519.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 33.14 $
(1,068.32 TL)
48.31 $
(1,557.46 TL)
     +45.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.48 $
(918.19 TL)
34.40 $
(1,109.07 TL)
     +20.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 141.42 $
(4,559.43 TL)
87.55 $
(2,822.51 TL)
     -38.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 70.08 $
(2,259.45 TL)
78.49 $
(2,530.64 TL)
     +12.0 %
Rent Per Month
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 473.53 $
(15,266.53 TL)
774.09 $
(24,956.48 TL)
     +63.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 303.59 $
(9,787.76 TL)
494.97 $
(15,957.59 TL)
     +63.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 942.10 $
(30,372.97 TL)
1,513.83 $
(48,805.25 TL)
     +60.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 637.89 $
(20,565.31 TL)
917.67 $
(29,585.46 TL)
     +43.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 229.37 $
(7,394.77 TL)
305.36 $
(9,844.85 TL)
     +33.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 134.08 $
(4,322.59 TL)
160.28 $
(5,167.40 TL)
     +19.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Tehran Edit Istanbul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 256.36 $
(8,264.94 TL)
779.73 $
(25,138.33 TL)
     +204.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 23.67 43.35      +83.2 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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