Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Istanbul 

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Consumer Prices in Istanbul are 5.4% higher than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Istanbul are 0.5% lower than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Istanbul are 11.6% lower than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Istanbul are 2.0% higher than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Istanbul are 7.9% higher than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Istanbul is 36.7% lower than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 900.00 руб
(311.18 TL)
867.68 руб
(300.00 TL)
     -3.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,650.00 руб
(1,261.99 TL)
3,470.71 руб
(1,200.00 TL)
     -4.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 450.00 руб
(155.59 TL)
636.30 руб
(220.00 TL)
     +41.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 руб
(103.73 TL)
289.23 руб
(100.00 TL)
     -3.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 300.00 руб
(103.73 TL)
433.84 руб
(150.00 TL)
     +44.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 236.12 руб
(81.64 TL)
245.33 руб
(84.82 TL)
     +3.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 99.13 руб
(34.27 TL)
110.73 руб
(38.29 TL)
     +11.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 54.55 руб
(18.86 TL)
48.90 руб
(16.91 TL)
     -10.3 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 327.49 руб
(113.23 TL)
403.63 руб
(139.56 TL)
     +23.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 53.90 руб
(18.64 TL)
46.25 руб
(15.99 TL)
     -14.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 57.76 руб
(19.97 TL)
76.86 руб
(26.57 TL)
     +33.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 159.64 руб
(55.20 TL)
197.70 руб
(68.36 TL)
     +23.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 380.62 руб
(131.60 TL)
345.31 руб
(119.39 TL)
     -9.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 196.61 руб
(67.98 TL)
232.17 руб
(80.27 TL)
     +18.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 390.56 руб
(135.04 TL)
654.07 руб
(226.15 TL)
     +67.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 56.51 руб
(19.54 TL)
49.26 руб
(17.03 TL)
     -12.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 61.73 руб
(21.34 TL)
72.25 руб
(24.98 TL)
     +17.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 72.10 руб
(24.93 TL)
40.26 руб
(13.92 TL)
     -44.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 136.99 руб
(47.36 TL)
52.44 руб
(18.13 TL)
     -61.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 17.61 руб
(6.09 TL)
31.18 руб
(10.78 TL)
     +77.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 18.58 руб
(6.43 TL)
22.42 руб
(7.75 TL)
     +20.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 107.59 руб
(37.20 TL)
94.32 руб
(32.61 TL)
     -12.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 55.00 руб
(19.02 TL)
37.26 руб
(12.88 TL)
     -32.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 руб
(207.45 TL)
867.68 руб
(300.00 TL)
     +44.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 77.90 руб
(26.94 TL)
164.13 руб
(56.75 TL)
     +110.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 164.31 руб
(56.81 TL)
228.13 руб
(78.88 TL)
     +38.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 230.00 руб
(79.52 TL)
164.86 руб
(57.00 TL)
     -28.3 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 60.00 руб
(20.75 TL)
51.19 руб
(17.70 TL)
     -14.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,730.00 руб
(943.90 TL)
4,014.45 руб
(1,388.00 TL)
     +47.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 руб
(69.15 TL)
72.31 руб
(25.00 TL)
     -63.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 64.37 руб
(22.26 TL)
82.01 руб
(28.36 TL)
     +27.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 540.00 руб
(186.71 TL)
723.06 руб
(250.00 TL)
     +33.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 211.58 руб
(73.15 TL)
432.93 руб
(149.68 TL)
     +104.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,000,000.00 руб
(1,037,252.80 TL)
3,973,958.90 руб
(1,374,000.00 TL)
     +32.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,007,692.31 руб
(1,039,912.42 TL)
4,045,258.62 руб
(1,398,651.95 TL)
     +34.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 10,659.22 руб
(3,685.43 TL)
5,224.07 руб
(1,806.23 TL)
     -51.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 552.29 руб
(190.96 TL)
732.94 руб
(253.41 TL)
     +32.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 535.55 руб
(185.17 TL)
980.63 руб
(339.05 TL)
     +83.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,967.61 руб
(1,026.05 TL)
3,761.51 руб
(1,300.55 TL)
     +26.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,341.58 руб
(809.60 TL)
1,241.97 руб
(429.41 TL)
     -47.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 руб
(172.88 TL)
520.61 руб
(180.00 TL)
     +4.1 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 43,311.71 руб
(14,975.07 TL)
47,589.95 руб
(16,454.27 TL)
     +9.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,056,106.46 руб
(365,149.79 TL)
1,030,130.15 руб
(356,168.46 TL)
     -2.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 8,430.31 руб
(2,914.79 TL)
4,515.40 руб
(1,561.20 TL)
     -46.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,024.88 руб
(1,391.61 TL)
3,116.29 руб
(1,077.46 TL)
     -22.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,775.00 руб
(3,379.72 TL)
8,031.28 руб
(2,776.82 TL)
     -17.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,427.89 руб
(3,259.70 TL)
7,502.38 руб
(2,593.95 TL)
     -20.4 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 78,356.16 руб
(27,091.72 TL)
70,990.86 руб
(24,545.16 TL)
     -9.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 47,317.00 руб
(16,359.90 TL)
45,731.53 руб
(15,811.72 TL)
     -3.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 163,462.96 руб
(56,517.47 TL)
134,006.06 руб
(46,332.72 TL)
     -18.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 87,906.41 руб
(30,393.72 TL)
82,544.75 руб
(28,539.92 TL)
     -6.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 45,855.34 руб
(15,854.53 TL)
27,666.50 руб
(9,565.72 TL)
     -39.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 26,210.97 руб
(9,062.47 TL)
14,040.72 руб
(4,854.59 TL)
     -46.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Istanbul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 111,359.07 руб
(38,502.50 TL)
70,158.56 руб
(24,257.39 TL)
     -37.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.06 40.22      +186.0 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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