Cost of Living Comparison Between Istanbul and Cluj-Napoca 

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Consumer Prices in Cluj-Napoca are 3.7% higher than in Istanbul (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cluj-Napoca are 4.6% lower than in Istanbul
Rent Prices in Cluj-Napoca are 23.5% lower than in Istanbul
Restaurant Prices in Cluj-Napoca are 4.6% higher than in Istanbul
Groceries Prices in Cluj-Napoca are 9.5% higher than in Istanbul
Local Purchasing Power in Cluj-Napoca is 52.7% higher than in Istanbul
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Restaurants
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 300.00 TL
(42.58 lei)
352.29 TL
(50.00 lei)
     +17.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,500.00 TL
(212.89 lei)
1,409.18 TL
(200.00 lei)
     -6.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 225.00 TL
(31.93 lei)
211.38 TL
(30.00 lei)
     -6.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 110.00 TL
(15.61 lei)
98.64 TL
(14.00 lei)
     -10.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 154.03 TL
(21.86 lei)
119.78 TL
(17.00 lei)
     -22.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 93.92 TL
(13.33 lei)
95.56 TL
(13.56 lei)
     +1.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 40.41 TL
(5.74 lei)
67.63 TL
(9.60 lei)
     +67.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 17.63 TL
(2.50 lei)
62.12 TL
(8.82 lei)
     +252.3 %
Markets
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 141.42 TL
(20.07 lei)
185.79 TL
(26.37 lei)
     +31.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 17.24 TL
(2.45 lei)
36.75 TL
(5.22 lei)
     +113.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 27.64 TL
(3.92 lei)
23.83 TL
(3.38 lei)
     -13.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 68.21 TL
(9.68 lei)
95.54 TL
(13.56 lei)
     +40.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 124.69 TL
(17.70 lei)
133.14 TL
(18.90 lei)
     +6.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 82.40 TL
(11.69 lei)
100.48 TL
(14.26 lei)
     +21.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 234.89 TL
(33.34 lei)
157.59 TL
(22.37 lei)
     -32.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 17.72 TL
(2.51 lei)
16.24 TL
(2.31 lei)
     -8.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 26.30 TL
(3.73 lei)
23.84 TL
(3.38 lei)
     -9.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 13.60 TL
(1.93 lei)
24.19 TL
(3.43 lei)
     +77.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 18.58 TL
(2.64 lei)
31.89 TL
(4.53 lei)
     +71.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 11.10 TL
(1.57 lei)
13.52 TL
(1.92 lei)
     +21.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 8.54 TL
(1.21 lei)
14.59 TL
(2.07 lei)
     +70.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 32.17 TL
(4.57 lei)
31.96 TL
(4.54 lei)
     -0.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13.21 TL
(1.87 lei)
25.51 TL
(3.62 lei)
     +93.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 300.00 TL
(42.58 lei)
228.99 TL
(32.50 lei)
     -23.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 58.71 TL
(8.33 lei)
34.81 TL
(4.94 lei)
     -40.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 83.20 TL
(11.81 lei)
54.59 TL
(7.75 lei)
     -34.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 60.00 TL
(8.52 lei)
176.15 TL
(25.00 lei)
     +193.6 %
Transportation
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 17.70 TL
(2.51 lei)
21.14 TL
(3.00 lei)
     +19.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,388.00 TL
(196.99 lei)
704.59 TL
(100.00 lei)
     -49.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 TL
(3.55 lei)
28.54 TL
(4.05 lei)
     +14.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 28.36 TL
(4.02 lei)
45.36 TL
(6.44 lei)
     +60.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 225.00 TL
(31.93 lei)
274.44 TL
(38.95 lei)
     +22.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 151.06 TL
(21.44 lei)
188.82 TL
(26.80 lei)
     +25.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,400,000.00 TL
(198,697.41 lei)
851,100.85 TL
(120,793.96 lei)
     -39.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,411,321.12 TL
(200,304.18 lei)
827,003.87 TL
(117,373.95 lei)
     -41.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,832.09 TL
(260.02 lei)
4,106.62 TL
(582.84 lei)
     +124.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 271.64 TL
(38.55 lei)
259.10 TL
(36.77 lei)
     -4.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 352.57 TL
(50.04 lei)
296.51 TL
(42.08 lei)
     -15.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,307.63 TL
(185.59 lei)
1,273.61 TL
(180.76 lei)
     -2.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 455.26 TL
(64.61 lei)
665.72 TL
(94.48 lei)
     +46.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 200.00 TL
(28.39 lei)
211.38 TL
(30.00 lei)
     +5.7 %
Childcare
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 18,075.67 TL
(2,565.42 lei)
14,831.60 TL
(2,105.00 lei)
     -17.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 369,760.16 TL
(52,478.85 lei)
322,466.87 TL
(45,766.67 lei)
     -12.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,557.71 TL
(221.08 lei)
2,437.61 TL
(345.96 lei)
     +56.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,109.23 TL
(157.43 lei)
1,325.17 TL
(188.08 lei)
     +19.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,822.88 TL
(400.64 lei)
2,651.90 TL
(376.38 lei)
     -6.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,530.64 TL
(359.17 lei)
3,255.84 TL
(462.09 lei)
     +28.7 %
Rent Per Month
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 25,020.92 TL
(3,551.14 lei)
19,179.51 TL
(2,722.09 lei)
     -23.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 15,901.75 TL
(2,256.88 lei)
13,465.49 TL
(1,911.11 lei)
     -15.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 48,452.36 TL
(6,876.68 lei)
34,699.54 TL
(4,924.79 lei)
     -28.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 29,573.48 TL
(4,197.27 lei)
23,708.60 TL
(3,364.88 lei)
     -19.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,862.72 TL
(1,399.78 lei)
9,977.31 TL
(1,416.05 lei)
     +1.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,154.29 TL
(731.53 lei)
7,130.01 TL
(1,011.94 lei)
     +38.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Istanbul Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 25,296.87 TL
(3,590.30 lei)
36,856.74 TL
(5,230.96 lei)
     +45.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 43.35 6.83      -84.2 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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