Cost of Living Comparison Between Barcelona and Istanbul 

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Consumer Prices in Istanbul are 30.2% lower than in Barcelona (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Istanbul are 34.7% lower than in Barcelona
Rent Prices in Istanbul are 43.0% lower than in Barcelona
Restaurant Prices in Istanbul are 35.7% lower than in Barcelona
Groceries Prices in Istanbul are 29.0% lower than in Barcelona
Local Purchasing Power in Istanbul is 47.8% lower than in Barcelona
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Restaurants
Barcelona Edit Istanbul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(519.57 TL)
8.66 €
(300.00 TL)
     -42.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 57.50 €
(1,991.67 TL)
34.64 €
(1,200.00 TL)
     -39.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 €
(346.38 TL)
6.35 €
(220.00 TL)
     -36.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 €
(103.91 TL)
2.89 €
(100.00 TL)
     -3.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 €
(121.23 TL)
4.33 €
(150.00 TL)
     +23.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.28 €
(79.02 TL)
2.44 €
(84.53 TL)
     +7.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 €
(79.30 TL)
1.10 €
(38.13 TL)
     -51.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.64 €
(56.96 TL)
0.49 €
(16.93 TL)
     -70.3 %
Markets
Barcelona Edit Istanbul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.03 €
(139.45 TL)
4.06 €
(140.54 TL)
     +0.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.36 €
(47.02 TL)
0.46 €
(15.92 TL)
     -66.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.66 €
(22.91 TL)
0.77 €
(26.82 TL)
     +17.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.79 €
(96.80 TL)
1.99 €
(68.94 TL)
     -28.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.70 €
(197.54 TL)
3.43 €
(118.96 TL)
     -39.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.72 €
(128.79 TL)
2.31 €
(80.02 TL)
     -37.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.12 €
(211.99 TL)
6.45 €
(223.51 TL)
     +5.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.93 €
(32.08 TL)
0.49 €
(17.12 TL)
     -46.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 €
(27.12 TL)
0.72 €
(24.89 TL)
     -8.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.77 €
(26.64 TL)
0.40 €
(13.94 TL)
     -47.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.08 €
(37.29 TL)
0.52 €
(18.09 TL)
     -51.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.72 €
(24.99 TL)
0.31 €
(10.89 TL)
     -56.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.72 €
(25.11 TL)
0.22 €
(7.68 TL)
     -69.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.07 €
(37.24 TL)
0.94 €
(32.44 TL)
     -12.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.76 €
(26.48 TL)
0.38 €
(12.99 TL)
     -50.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 €
(207.83 TL)
8.66 €
(300.00 TL)
     +44.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.14 €
(39.44 TL)
1.64 €
(56.88 TL)
     +44.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.60 €
(55.48 TL)
2.29 €
(79.21 TL)
     +42.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.13 €
(177.86 TL)
1.65 €
(57.00 TL)
     -68.0 %
Transportation
Barcelona Edit Istanbul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 €
(83.13 TL)
0.51 €
(17.70 TL)
     -78.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 30.00 €
(1,039.13 TL)
40.07 €
(1,388.00 TL)
     +33.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 €
(103.91 TL)
0.72 €
(25.00 TL)
     -75.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.38 €
(117.06 TL)
0.82 €
(28.34 TL)
     -75.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.68 €
(854.86 TL)
7.22 €
(250.00 TL)
     -70.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.31 €
(218.47 TL)
4.31 €
(149.15 TL)
     -31.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 €
(1,039,130.13 TL)
39,667.79 €
(1,374,000.00 TL)
     +32.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,600.00 €
(886,724.38 TL)
40,005.20 €
(1,385,687.12 TL)
     +56.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Barcelona Edit Istanbul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.55 €
(5,630.25 TL)
53.94 €
(1,868.38 TL)
     -66.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 16.79 €
(581.42 TL)
7.28 €
(252.20 TL)
     -56.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 33.00 €
(1,142.94 TL)
9.74 €
(337.23 TL)
     -70.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Barcelona Edit Istanbul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.41 €
(1,607.60 TL)
36.48 €
(1,263.59 TL)
     -21.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.00 €
(761.86 TL)
12.51 €
(433.33 TL)
     -43.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.25 €
(320.40 TL)
5.20 €
(180.00 TL)
     -43.8 %
Childcare
Barcelona Edit Istanbul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 524.15 €
(18,155.34 TL)
460.79 €
(15,960.53 TL)
     -12.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,043.20 €
(382,510.73 TL)
9,917.02 €
(343,502.62 TL)
     -10.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Barcelona Edit Istanbul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.77 €
(2,728.50 TL)
43.50 €
(1,506.70 TL)
     -44.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.68 €
(1,062.73 TL)
30.55 €
(1,058.17 TL)
     -0.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 91.69 €
(3,176.01 TL)
79.16 €
(2,742.09 TL)
     -13.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 105.44 €
(3,652.32 TL)
73.12 €
(2,532.68 TL)
     -30.7 %
Rent Per Month
Barcelona Edit Istanbul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,232.44 €
(42,688.71 TL)
708.27 €
(24,532.93 TL)
     -42.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 948.38 €
(32,849.76 TL)
455.02 €
(15,760.96 TL)
     -52.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,087.50 €
(72,306.14 TL)
1,338.86 €
(46,374.96 TL)
     -35.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,565.48 €
(54,224.72 TL)
821.33 €
(28,449.04 TL)
     -47.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Barcelona Edit Istanbul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 528.06 €
(18,290.65 TL)
283.11 €
(9,806.44 TL)
     -46.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 349.39 €
(12,101.93 TL)
141.28 €
(4,893.69 TL)
     -59.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Barcelona Edit Istanbul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,022.02 €
(70,038.23 TL)
690.07 €
(23,902.26 TL)
     -65.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.66 39.76      +987.6 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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