Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Istanbul 

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Consumer Prices in Istanbul are 4.2% higher than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Istanbul are 2.3% lower than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Istanbul are 14.6% lower than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Istanbul are 4.5% higher than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Istanbul are 7.7% higher than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Istanbul is 35.9% lower than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 руб
(271.29 TL)
884.66 руб
(300.00 TL)
     +10.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,900.00 руб
(1,322.54 TL)
3,538.66 руб
(1,200.00 TL)
     -9.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 400.00 руб
(135.64 TL)
589.78 руб
(200.00 TL)
     +47.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 руб
(101.73 TL)
294.89 руб
(100.00 TL)
     -1.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 300.00 руб
(101.73 TL)
383.35 руб
(130.00 TL)
     +27.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 231.19 руб
(78.40 TL)
232.33 руб
(78.79 TL)
     +0.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 92.60 руб
(31.40 TL)
99.05 руб
(33.59 TL)
     +7.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 52.79 руб
(17.90 TL)
41.52 руб
(14.08 TL)
     -21.3 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 322.57 руб
(109.39 TL)
386.78 руб
(131.16 TL)
     +19.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 50.94 руб
(17.28 TL)
44.28 руб
(15.02 TL)
     -13.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 55.41 руб
(18.79 TL)
69.75 руб
(23.65 TL)
     +25.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 146.65 руб
(49.73 TL)
197.33 руб
(66.92 TL)
     +34.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 379.17 руб
(128.58 TL)
321.21 руб
(108.93 TL)
     -15.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 184.83 руб
(62.68 TL)
223.46 руб
(75.78 TL)
     +20.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 358.04 руб
(121.42 TL)
579.91 руб
(196.65 TL)
     +62.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 54.19 руб
(18.38 TL)
46.68 руб
(15.83 TL)
     -13.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 55.68 руб
(18.88 TL)
68.77 руб
(23.32 TL)
     +23.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 73.20 руб
(24.82 TL)
44.01 руб
(14.93 TL)
     -39.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 109.20 руб
(37.03 TL)
45.55 руб
(15.45 TL)
     -58.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 19.27 руб
(6.53 TL)
29.18 руб
(9.90 TL)
     +51.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 19.41 руб
(6.58 TL)
22.01 руб
(7.47 TL)
     +13.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 101.96 руб
(34.58 TL)
87.42 руб
(29.65 TL)
     -14.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 52.61 руб
(17.84 TL)
35.07 руб
(11.89 TL)
     -33.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 руб
(203.47 TL)
884.66 руб
(300.00 TL)
     +47.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 73.92 руб
(25.07 TL)
160.67 руб
(54.48 TL)
     +117.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 159.79 руб
(54.19 TL)
228.00 руб
(77.32 TL)
     +42.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 220.00 руб
(74.60 TL)
165.14 руб
(56.00 TL)
     -24.9 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 56.00 руб
(18.99 TL)
52.20 руб
(17.70 TL)
     -6.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,730.00 руб
(925.78 TL)
3,470.83 руб
(1,177.00 TL)
     +27.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 руб
(67.82 TL)
60.70 руб
(20.58 TL)
     -69.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 72.42 руб
(24.56 TL)
71.19 руб
(24.14 TL)
     -1.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 540.00 руб
(183.12 TL)
451.18 руб
(153.00 TL)
     -16.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 209.73 руб
(71.12 TL)
427.24 руб
(144.88 TL)
     +103.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,000,000.00 руб
(1,017,335.38 TL)
3,974,205.65 руб
(1,347,700.00 TL)
     +32.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,927,720.32 руб
(992,824.48 TL)
3,942,187.11 руб
(1,336,842.14 TL)
     +34.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 10,134.14 руб
(3,436.60 TL)
5,122.86 руб
(1,737.22 TL)
     -49.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 572.47 руб
(194.13 TL)
697.77 руб
(236.62 TL)
     +21.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 525.14 руб
(178.08 TL)
900.63 руб
(305.41 TL)
     +71.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,122.14 руб
(1,058.75 TL)
3,526.25 руб
(1,195.79 TL)
     +12.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,361.11 руб
(800.68 TL)
1,327.00 руб
(450.00 TL)
     -43.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 руб
(169.56 TL)
442.33 руб
(150.00 TL)
     -11.5 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 42,002.49 руб
(14,243.54 TL)
39,169.20 руб
(13,282.74 TL)
     -6.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 991,790.58 руб
(336,327.88 TL)
859,454.11 руб
(291,451.02 TL)
     -13.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,923.25 руб
(2,686.87 TL)
4,158.83 руб
(1,410.31 TL)
     -47.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,866.67 руб
(1,311.23 TL)
2,967.70 руб
(1,006.38 TL)
     -23.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 10,219.30 руб
(3,465.48 TL)
7,530.06 руб
(2,553.53 TL)
     -26.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,425.53 руб
(3,196.31 TL)
6,854.43 руб
(2,324.42 TL)
     -27.3 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 74,246.75 руб
(25,177.95 TL)
66,713.44 руб
(22,623.31 TL)
     -10.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 44,398.77 руб
(15,056.14 TL)
42,813.09 руб
(14,518.42 TL)
     -3.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 161,901.96 руб
(54,902.86 TL)
126,686.10 руб
(42,960.75 TL)
     -21.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 86,814.81 руб
(29,439.93 TL)
77,253.46 руб
(26,197.56 TL)
     -11.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 46,057.00 руб
(15,618.47 TL)
24,651.53 руб
(8,359.63 TL)
     -46.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 26,061.75 руб
(8,837.85 TL)
13,873.04 руб
(4,704.51 TL)
     -46.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 106,624.05 руб
(36,157.47 TL)
66,753.85 руб
(22,637.02 TL)
     -37.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.38 36.04      +191.1 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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