Cost of Living Comparison Between Istanbul and Cluj-Napoca 

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Cost of Living in Cluj-Napoca is 0.6% higher than in Istanbul (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Cluj-Napoca is 7.5% lower than in Istanbul
Rent Prices in Cluj-Napoca are 26.1% lower than in Istanbul
Restaurant Prices in Cluj-Napoca are 6.5% higher than in Istanbul
Groceries Prices in Cluj-Napoca are 4.1% higher than in Istanbul
Local Purchasing Power in Cluj-Napoca is 54.2% higher than in Istanbul
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Restaurants
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 300.00 TL
(42.51 lei)
352.82 TL
(50.00 lei)
     +17.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,500.00 TL
(212.57 lei)
1,552.41 TL
(220.00 lei)
     +3.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 239.18 TL
(33.89 lei)
211.69 TL
(30.00 lei)
     -11.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 120.00 TL
(17.01 lei)
102.32 TL
(14.50 lei)
     -14.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 166.74 TL
(23.63 lei)
121.41 TL
(17.21 lei)
     -27.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 97.56 TL
(13.83 lei)
97.98 TL
(13.89 lei)
     +0.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 42.83 TL
(6.07 lei)
67.73 TL
(9.60 lei)
     +58.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 18.32 TL
(2.60 lei)
61.42 TL
(8.70 lei)
     +235.3 %
Markets
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 139.18 TL
(19.72 lei)
183.58 TL
(26.02 lei)
     +31.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 20.41 TL
(2.89 lei)
36.42 TL
(5.16 lei)
     +78.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 28.78 TL
(4.08 lei)
24.19 TL
(3.43 lei)
     -15.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 67.13 TL
(9.51 lei)
94.96 TL
(13.46 lei)
     +41.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 137.58 TL
(19.50 lei)
133.34 TL
(18.90 lei)
     -3.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 84.74 TL
(12.01 lei)
100.63 TL
(14.26 lei)
     +18.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 256.23 TL
(36.31 lei)
157.82 TL
(22.37 lei)
     -38.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 18.27 TL
(2.59 lei)
16.28 TL
(2.31 lei)
     -10.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 28.57 TL
(4.05 lei)
23.93 TL
(3.39 lei)
     -16.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 13.87 TL
(1.97 lei)
24.05 TL
(3.41 lei)
     +73.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 18.88 TL
(2.68 lei)
30.74 TL
(4.36 lei)
     +62.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 10.77 TL
(1.53 lei)
13.88 TL
(1.97 lei)
     +28.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 8.28 TL
(1.17 lei)
14.53 TL
(2.06 lei)
     +75.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 34.46 TL
(4.88 lei)
31.46 TL
(4.46 lei)
     -8.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 12.73 TL
(1.80 lei)
25.73 TL
(3.65 lei)
     +102.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 300.00 TL
(42.51 lei)
236.39 TL
(33.50 lei)
     -21.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 60.52 TL
(8.58 lei)
34.44 TL
(4.88 lei)
     -43.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 86.77 TL
(12.30 lei)
54.67 TL
(7.75 lei)
     -37.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 60.00 TL
(8.50 lei)
183.47 TL
(26.00 lei)
     +205.8 %
Transportation
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 17.70 TL
(2.51 lei)
21.17 TL
(3.00 lei)
     +19.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,388.00 TL
(196.70 lei)
705.64 TL
(100.00 lei)
     -49.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 TL
(3.54 lei)
28.58 TL
(4.05 lei)
     +14.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 28.49 TL
(4.04 lei)
45.42 TL
(6.44 lei)
     +59.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 254.32 TL
(36.04 lei)
274.85 TL
(38.95 lei)
     +8.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 152.17 TL
(21.56 lei)
191.94 TL
(27.20 lei)
     +26.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,500,000.00 TL
(212,572.34 lei)
851,680.55 TL
(120,695.82 lei)
     -43.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,443,355.31 TL
(204,544.95 lei)
827,792.40 TL
(117,310.51 lei)
     -42.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,847.27 TL
(261.79 lei)
4,112.76 TL
(582.84 lei)
     +122.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 290.39 TL
(41.15 lei)
255.11 TL
(36.15 lei)
     -12.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 378.25 TL
(53.60 lei)
299.19 TL
(42.40 lei)
     -20.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,421.48 TL
(201.44 lei)
1,256.31 TL
(178.04 lei)
     -11.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 443.75 TL
(62.89 lei)
666.71 TL
(94.48 lei)
     +50.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 200.00 TL
(28.34 lei)
211.69 TL
(30.00 lei)
     +5.8 %
Childcare
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 19,834.36 TL
(2,810.82 lei)
14,959.61 TL
(2,120.00 lei)
     -24.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 444,486.11 TL
(62,990.30 lei)
322,948.88 TL
(45,766.67 lei)
     -27.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,662.40 TL
(235.59 lei)
2,459.01 TL
(348.48 lei)
     +47.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,153.97 TL
(163.53 lei)
1,315.87 TL
(186.48 lei)
     +14.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,996.01 TL
(424.58 lei)
2,598.44 TL
(368.24 lei)
     -13.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,672.57 TL
(378.74 lei)
3,260.71 TL
(462.09 lei)
     +22.0 %
Rent Per Month
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 25,570.75 TL
(3,623.76 lei)
19,121.56 TL
(2,709.81 lei)
     -25.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 16,411.37 TL
(2,325.74 lei)
13,454.47 TL
(1,906.70 lei)
     -18.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 49,926.32 TL
(7,075.30 lei)
34,345.75 TL
(4,867.30 lei)
     -31.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 30,546.58 TL
(4,328.91 lei)
23,512.81 TL
(3,332.12 lei)
     -23.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 10,173.82 TL
(1,441.78 lei)
9,827.37 TL
(1,392.68 lei)
     -3.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,383.06 TL
(762.86 lei)
7,155.89 TL
(1,014.10 lei)
     +32.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 26,363.12 TL
(3,736.05 lei)
37,604.98 TL
(5,329.19 lei)
     +42.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 43.75 6.61      -84.9 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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