Cost of Living Comparison Between Istanbul and Ankara 

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Consumer Prices in Ankara are 9.0% lower than in Istanbul (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Ankara are 14.9% lower than in Istanbul
Rent Prices in Ankara are 28.7% lower than in Istanbul
Restaurant Prices in Ankara are 26.0% lower than in Istanbul
Groceries Prices in Ankara are 5.1% lower than in Istanbul
Local Purchasing Power in Ankara is 9.1% higher than in Istanbul
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Restaurants
Istanbul Edit Ankara Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 300.00 TL 200.00 TL      -33.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,200.00 TL 800.00 TL      -33.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 TL 195.00 TL      -2.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 100.00 TL 90.00 TL      -10.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 140.00 TL 120.00 TL      -14.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 79.09 TL 70.33 TL      -11.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 34.66 TL 31.50 TL      -9.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 15.08 TL 11.76 TL      -22.0 %
Markets
Istanbul Edit Ankara Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 131.69 TL 111.84 TL      -15.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 15.61 TL 17.37 TL      +11.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 24.73 TL 22.89 TL      -7.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 66.98 TL 51.51 TL      -23.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 111.21 TL 105.62 TL      -5.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 77.84 TL 78.82 TL      +1.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 200.98 TL 198.94 TL      -1.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 15.97 TL 14.94 TL      -6.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 23.45 TL 18.84 TL      -19.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 15.19 TL 15.17 TL      -0.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 16.47 TL 14.97 TL      -9.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 10.15 TL 8.77 TL      -13.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 7.24 TL 5.90 TL      -18.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 31.11 TL 28.23 TL      -9.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 11.92 TL 9.20 TL      -22.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 300.00 TL 300.00 TL      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 53.60 TL 53.82 TL      +0.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 77.19 TL 79.11 TL      +2.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 56.00 TL 56.00 TL      0.0 %
Transportation
Istanbul Edit Ankara Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 17.70 TL 15.00 TL      -15.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,177.00 TL 275.00 TL      -76.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 24.55 TL 25.00 TL      +1.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 28.34 TL 32.19 TL      +13.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 250.00 TL 202.16 TL      -19.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 146.90 TL 147.19 TL      +0.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,350,000.00 TL 1,500,000.00 TL      +11.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,375,564.90 TL 1,364,128.76 TL      -0.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Istanbul Edit Ankara Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,826.62 TL 2,099.65 TL      +14.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 242.92 TL 218.36 TL      -10.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 320.53 TL 346.05 TL      +8.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Istanbul Edit Ankara Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,276.25 TL 1,147.85 TL      -10.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 423.08 TL 430.00 TL      +1.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 TL 150.00 TL      -16.7 %
Childcare
Istanbul Edit Ankara Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 14,975.46 TL 13,926.47 TL      -7.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 308,543.34 TL 235,000.00 TL      -23.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Istanbul Edit Ankara Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,435.68 TL 1,356.77 TL      -5.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,036.10 TL 1,345.47 TL      +29.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,630.74 TL 2,768.42 TL      +5.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,466.67 TL 2,305.56 TL      -6.5 %
Rent Per Month
Istanbul Edit Ankara Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 22,800.22 TL 16,900.00 TL      -25.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 14,644.01 TL 12,000.00 TL      -18.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 44,216.66 TL 28,601.74 TL      -35.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 26,951.18 TL 19,980.77 TL      -25.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Istanbul Edit Ankara Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,975.57 TL 4,788.33 TL      -46.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,694.28 TL 3,371.11 TL      -28.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Istanbul Edit Ankara Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 23,284.42 TL 21,606.18 TL      -7.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 37.85 37.62      -0.6 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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