Cost of Living Comparison Between Istanbul and Cluj-Napoca 

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Consumer Prices in Cluj-Napoca are 23.21% higher than in Istanbul (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cluj-Napoca are 31.38% higher than in Istanbul
Rent Prices in Cluj-Napoca are 63.90% higher than in Istanbul
Restaurant Prices in Cluj-Napoca are 62.81% higher than in Istanbul
Groceries Prices in Cluj-Napoca are 27.79% higher than in Istanbul
Local Purchasing Power in Cluj-Napoca is 57.85% higher than in Istanbul
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Restaurants
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.50 TL
(15.63 lei)
55.60 TL
(28.50 lei)
     +82.30 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 TL
(76.88 lei)
292.65 TL
(150.00 lei)
     +95.10 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 30.00 TL
(15.38 lei)
39.02 TL
(20.00 lei)
     +30.07 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 20.00 TL
(10.25 lei)
14.63 TL
(7.50 lei)
     -26.84 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 25.00 TL
(12.81 lei)
19.51 TL
(10.00 lei)
     -21.96 %
Cappuccino (regular) 14.78 TL
(7.57 lei)
17.67 TL
(9.06 lei)
     +19.60 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 5.11 TL
(2.62 lei)
12.47 TL
(6.39 lei)
     +144.23 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.24 TL
(1.15 lei)
10.56 TL
(5.41 lei)
     +370.74 %
Markets
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 24.18 TL
(12.39 lei)
37.52 TL
(19.23 lei)
     +55.16 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.90 TL
(1.48 lei)
5.74 TL
(2.94 lei)
     +98.32 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 5.56 TL
(2.85 lei)
4.45 TL
(2.28 lei)
     -19.93 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 14.17 TL
(7.27 lei)
21.00 TL
(10.76 lei)
     +48.14 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 21.25 TL
(10.89 lei)
24.54 TL
(12.58 lei)
     +15.51 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.69 TL
(5.99 lei)
19.29 TL
(9.89 lei)
     +65.03 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 33.08 TL
(16.95 lei)
31.86 TL
(16.33 lei)
     -3.68 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.87 TL
(1.47 lei)
3.81 TL
(1.95 lei)
     +32.68 %
Banana (1 lb) 6.45 TL
(3.31 lei)
4.90 TL
(2.51 lei)
     -24.04 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3.22 TL
(1.65 lei)
4.93 TL
(2.53 lei)
     +52.95 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.70 TL
(1.38 lei)
5.96 TL
(3.06 lei)
     +121.23 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.35 TL
(0.69 lei)
2.50 TL
(1.28 lei)
     +85.28 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.31 TL
(0.67 lei)
2.32 TL
(1.19 lei)
     +77.29 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.87 TL
(2.49 lei)
6.37 TL
(3.26 lei)
     +30.80 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.33 TL
(1.19 lei)
5.18 TL
(2.65 lei)
     +122.45 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 TL
(30.75 lei)
48.77 TL
(25.00 lei)
     -18.71 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.37 TL
(7.36 lei)
7.82 TL
(4.01 lei)
     -45.59 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 19.89 TL
(10.20 lei)
11.92 TL
(6.11 lei)
     -40.10 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.00 TL
(9.23 lei)
40.97 TL
(21.00 lei)
     +127.61 %
Transportation
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 TL
(1.79 lei)
4.88 TL
(2.50 lei)
     +39.36 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 275.00 TL
(140.95 lei)
156.08 TL
(80.00 lei)
     -43.24 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.50 TL
(2.82 lei)
5.76 TL
(2.95 lei)
     +4.64 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.63 TL
(2.89 lei)
9.07 TL
(4.65 lei)
     +61.10 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 TL
(15.38 lei)
57.55 TL
(29.50 lei)
     +91.85 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 26.81 TL
(13.74 lei)
38.11 TL
(19.53 lei)
     +42.14 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 250,000.00 TL
(128,140.74 lei)
156,410.06 TL
(80,170.00 lei)
     -37.44 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 216,121.67 TL
(110,775.96 lei)
167,529.30 TL
(85,869.31 lei)
     -22.48 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 505.95 TL
(259.33 lei)
808.17 TL
(414.24 lei)
     +59.73 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.78 TL
(0.40 lei)
0.64 TL
(0.33 lei)
     -17.14 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 120.58 TL
(61.80 lei)
79.99 TL
(41.00 lei)
     -33.66 %
Sports And Leisure
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 193.36 TL
(99.11 lei)
283.80 TL
(145.47 lei)
     +46.78 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 128.71 TL
(65.97 lei)
144.23 TL
(73.93 lei)
     +12.06 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 30.00 TL
(15.38 lei)
48.77 TL
(25.00 lei)
     +62.58 %
Childcare
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,101.95 TL
(1,077.38 lei)
2,940.04 TL
(1,506.96 lei)
     +39.87 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 54,610.51 TL
(27,991.32 lei)
60,357.20 TL
(30,936.86 lei)
     +10.52 %
Clothing And Shoes
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 292.78 TL
(150.07 lei)
442.27 TL
(226.69 lei)
     +51.06 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 197.12 TL
(101.04 lei)
290.84 TL
(149.07 lei)
     +47.54 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 524.87 TL
(269.03 lei)
548.29 TL
(281.03 lei)
     +4.46 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 398.38 TL
(204.20 lei)
652.74 TL
(334.57 lei)
     +63.85 %
Rent Per Month
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,546.18 TL
(1,305.08 lei)
3,759.68 TL
(1,927.07 lei)
     +47.66 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,467.50 TL
(752.19 lei)
2,806.56 TL
(1,438.54 lei)
     +91.25 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,681.02 TL
(2,399.32 lei)
7,067.94 TL
(3,622.77 lei)
     +50.99 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,691.41 TL
(1,379.52 lei)
4,897.03 TL
(2,510.04 lei)
     +81.95 %
Buy Apartment Price
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,057.72 TL
(542.15 lei)
1,824.92 TL
(935.39 lei)
     +72.53 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 512.89 TL
(262.89 lei)
1,366.81 TL
(700.58 lei)
     +166.49 %
Salaries And Financing
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,552.30 TL
(1,820.78 lei)
7,366.69 TL
(3,775.89 lei)
     +107.38 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 15.35 5.16      -66.41 %
Last update: April 2021April 2021
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