Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Istanbul 

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Consumer Prices in Istanbul are 16.47% lower than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Istanbul are 34.66% lower than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Istanbul are 65.82% lower than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Istanbul are 44.11% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Istanbul are 6.86% lower than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Istanbul is 27.99% lower than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 675.00 руб
(68.65 TL)
294.98 руб
(30.00 TL)
     -56.30 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,000.00 руб
(305.10 TL)
1,470.05 руб
(149.51 TL)
     -51.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 300.00 руб
(30.51 TL)
275.32 руб
(28.00 TL)
     -8.23 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 200.00 руб
(20.34 TL)
167.16 руб
(17.00 TL)
     -16.42 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 250.00 руб
(25.43 TL)
220.51 руб
(22.43 TL)
     -11.80 %
Cappuccino (regular) 168.78 руб
(17.16 TL)
137.83 руб
(14.02 TL)
     -18.34 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 60.55 руб
(6.16 TL)
48.62 руб
(4.95 TL)
     -19.70 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 43.62 руб
(4.44 TL)
19.81 руб
(2.01 TL)
     -54.59 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 262.18 руб
(26.66 TL)
207.99 руб
(21.15 TL)
     -20.67 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 38.51 руб
(3.92 TL)
25.59 руб
(2.60 TL)
     -33.54 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 37.87 руб
(3.85 TL)
55.84 руб
(5.68 TL)
     +47.45 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 94.44 руб
(9.61 TL)
119.39 руб
(12.14 TL)
     +26.42 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 296.43 руб
(30.15 TL)
202.42 руб
(20.59 TL)
     -31.71 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 127.90 руб
(13.01 TL)
106.10 руб
(10.79 TL)
     -17.04 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 247.40 руб
(25.16 TL)
321.56 руб
(32.70 TL)
     +29.97 %
Apples (1 lb) 49.47 руб
(5.03 TL)
29.43 руб
(2.99 TL)
     -40.51 %
Banana (1 lb) 30.09 руб
(3.06 TL)
66.30 руб
(6.74 TL)
     +120.33 %
Oranges (1 lb) 48.17 руб
(4.90 TL)
35.31 руб
(3.59 TL)
     -26.69 %
Tomato (1 lb) 72.45 руб
(7.37 TL)
25.11 руб
(2.55 TL)
     -65.34 %
Potato (1 lb) 17.82 руб
(1.81 TL)
14.87 руб
(1.51 TL)
     -16.55 %
Onion (1 lb) 15.95 руб
(1.62 TL)
14.27 руб
(1.45 TL)
     -10.55 %
Lettuce (1 head) 81.00 руб
(8.24 TL)
45.98 руб
(4.68 TL)
     -43.23 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 43.36 руб
(4.41 TL)
23.99 руб
(2.44 TL)
     -44.67 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 руб
(50.85 TL)
540.80 руб
(55.00 TL)
     +8.16 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 64.20 руб
(6.53 TL)
131.71 руб
(13.39 TL)
     +105.14 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 124.82 руб
(12.69 TL)
180.11 руб
(18.32 TL)
     +44.29 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 160.00 руб
(16.27 TL)
176.99 руб
(18.00 TL)
     +10.62 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 50.00 руб
(5.09 TL)
34.41 руб
(3.50 TL)
     -31.17 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,170.00 руб
(220.69 TL)
2,703.99 руб
(275.00 TL)
     +24.61 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 150.00 руб
(15.26 TL)
49.16 руб
(5.00 TL)
     -67.22 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24.14 руб
(2.46 TL)
51.43 руб
(5.23 TL)
     +113.04 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 540.00 руб
(54.92 TL)
294.98 руб
(30.00 TL)
     -45.37 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 177.89 руб
(18.09 TL)
253.12 руб
(25.74 TL)
     +42.29 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,400,000.00 руб
(142,382.02 TL)
2,236,939.76 руб
(227,500.00 TL)
     +59.78 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,470,759.69 руб
(149,578.38 TL)
1,901,542.86 руб
(193,389.65 TL)
     +29.29 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 8,638.67 руб
(878.57 TL)
4,910.82 руб
(499.44 TL)
     -43.15 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.26 руб
(0.23 TL)
7.84 руб
(0.80 TL)
     +247.53 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 474.16 руб
(48.22 TL)
1,084.25 руб
(110.27 TL)
     +128.67 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,291.66 руб
(334.77 TL)
1,744.18 руб
(177.39 TL)
     -47.01 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,013.98 руб
(204.82 TL)
1,211.71 руб
(123.23 TL)
     -39.84 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 450.00 руб
(45.77 TL)
294.98 руб
(30.00 TL)
     -34.45 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 39,200.00 руб
(3,986.70 TL)
19,677.03 руб
(2,001.18 TL)
     -49.80 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 786,908.87 руб
(80,029.77 TL)
508,530.04 руб
(51,718.24 TL)
     -35.38 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,054.68 руб
(615.77 TL)
2,547.50 руб
(259.08 TL)
     -57.93 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,247.13 руб
(330.24 TL)
1,797.12 руб
(182.77 TL)
     -44.65 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 6,396.57 руб
(650.54 TL)
4,976.48 руб
(506.12 TL)
     -22.20 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 8,424.00 руб
(856.73 TL)
3,780.02 руб
(384.43 TL)
     -55.13 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 65,258.33 руб
(6,636.87 TL)
23,233.25 руб
(2,362.86 TL)
     -64.40 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 35,433.33 руб
(3,603.62 TL)
13,192.58 руб
(1,341.70 TL)
     -62.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 132,558.14 руб
(13,481.35 TL)
41,930.00 руб
(4,264.34 TL)
     -68.37 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 66,562.12 руб
(6,769.46 TL)
24,109.63 руб
(2,451.98 TL)
     -63.78 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 37,917.02 руб
(3,856.22 TL)
9,564.34 руб
(972.71 TL)
     -74.78 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 17,444.85 руб
(1,774.17 TL)
4,438.70 руб
(451.42 TL)
     -74.56 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 70,546.54 руб
(7,174.68 TL)
33,193.49 руб
(3,375.83 TL)
     -52.95 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.92 14.21      +59.28 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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