Cost of Living Comparison Between Istanbul and London 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in London are 110.6% higher than in Istanbul (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 164.0% higher than in Istanbul
Rent Prices in London are 285.4% higher than in Istanbul
Restaurant Prices in London are 134.9% higher than in Istanbul
Groceries Prices in London are 89.3% higher than in Istanbul
Local Purchasing Power in London is 100.1% higher than in Istanbul
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Restaurants
Istanbul Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 300.00 TL
(7.44 £)
765.97 TL
(19.00 £)
     +155.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,200.00 TL
(29.77 £)
3,225.13 TL
(80.00 £)
     +168.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 220.00 TL
(5.46 £)
322.51 TL
(8.00 £)
     +46.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 100.00 TL
(2.48 £)
262.04 TL
(6.50 £)
     +162.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 150.00 TL
(3.72 £)
221.73 TL
(5.50 £)
     +47.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 84.83 TL
(2.10 £)
145.76 TL
(3.62 £)
     +71.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 38.29 TL
(0.95 £)
78.35 TL
(1.94 £)
     +104.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 16.91 TL
(0.42 £)
65.97 TL
(1.64 £)
     +290.1 %
Markets
Istanbul Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 139.55 TL
(3.46 £)
200.93 TL
(4.98 £)
     +44.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 15.99 TL
(0.40 £)
56.98 TL
(1.41 £)
     +256.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 26.57 TL
(0.66 £)
36.29 TL
(0.90 £)
     +36.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 68.36 TL
(1.70 £)
133.69 TL
(3.32 £)
     +95.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 119.39 TL
(2.96 £)
140.21 TL
(3.48 £)
     +17.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 80.27 TL
(1.99 £)
140.13 TL
(3.48 £)
     +74.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 226.14 TL
(5.61 £)
234.73 TL
(5.82 £)
     +3.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 17.03 TL
(0.42 £)
44.60 TL
(1.11 £)
     +161.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 24.98 TL
(0.62 £)
22.78 TL
(0.57 £)
     -8.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 13.92 TL
(0.35 £)
48.79 TL
(1.21 £)
     +250.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 18.13 TL
(0.45 £)
56.36 TL
(1.40 £)
     +210.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 10.78 TL
(0.27 £)
23.13 TL
(0.57 £)
     +114.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 7.75 TL
(0.19 £)
22.04 TL
(0.55 £)
     +184.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 32.61 TL
(0.81 £)
37.42 TL
(0.93 £)
     +14.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 12.88 TL
(0.32 £)
51.16 TL
(1.27 £)
     +297.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 300.00 TL
(7.44 £)
362.83 TL
(9.00 £)
     +20.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 56.75 TL
(1.41 £)
83.73 TL
(2.08 £)
     +47.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 78.87 TL
(1.96 £)
98.17 TL
(2.44 £)
     +24.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 57.00 TL
(1.41 £)
604.71 TL
(15.00 £)
     +960.9 %
Transportation
Istanbul Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 17.70 TL
(0.44 £)
116.91 TL
(2.90 £)
     +560.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,388.00 TL
(34.43 £)
8,062.81 TL
(200.00 £)
     +480.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 TL
(0.62 £)
161.26 TL
(4.00 £)
     +545.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 28.36 TL
(0.70 £)
126.36 TL
(3.13 £)
     +345.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 250.00 TL
(6.20 £)
1,209.42 TL
(30.00 £)
     +383.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 149.69 TL
(3.71 £)
231.00 TL
(5.73 £)
     +54.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,374,000.00 TL
(34,082.40 £)
1,070,741.62 TL
(26,560.00 £)
     -22.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,398,690.34 TL
(34,694.85 £)
1,058,298.01 TL
(26,251.33 £)
     -24.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Istanbul Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,806.23 TL
(44.80 £)
11,607.99 TL
(287.94 £)
     +542.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 253.41 TL
(6.29 £)
628.21 TL
(15.58 £)
     +147.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 339.05 TL
(8.41 £)
1,259.81 TL
(31.25 £)
     +271.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Istanbul Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,300.55 TL
(32.26 £)
1,907.10 TL
(47.31 £)
     +46.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 440.62 TL
(10.93 £)
546.43 TL
(13.55 £)
     +24.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 TL
(4.46 £)
604.71 TL
(15.00 £)
     +236.0 %
Childcare
Istanbul Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 16,074.28 TL
(398.73 £)
74,191.61 TL
(1,840.34 £)
     +361.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 355,958.94 TL
(8,829.65 £)
808,489.01 TL
(20,054.76 £)
     +127.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Istanbul Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,561.16 TL
(38.72 £)
3,356.40 TL
(83.26 £)
     +115.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,077.49 TL
(26.73 £)
1,625.52 TL
(40.32 £)
     +50.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,776.72 TL
(68.88 £)
3,579.88 TL
(88.80 £)
     +28.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,593.95 TL
(64.34 £)
3,934.10 TL
(97.59 £)
     +51.7 %
Rent Per Month
Istanbul Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 24,544.33 TL
(608.83 £)
90,538.68 TL
(2,245.83 £)
     +268.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 15,810.72 TL
(392.19 £)
65,718.76 TL
(1,630.17 £)
     +315.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 46,333.55 TL
(1,149.31 £)
170,806.86 TL
(4,236.90 £)
     +268.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 28,539.03 TL
(707.92 £)
117,016.88 TL
(2,902.63 £)
     +310.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Istanbul Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,565.21 TL
(237.27 £)
52,859.88 TL
(1,311.20 £)
     +452.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,854.08 TL
(120.41 £)
28,884.18 TL
(716.48 £)
     +495.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Istanbul Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 24,258.25 TL
(601.73 £)
128,162.95 TL
(3,179.11 £)
     +428.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 40.15 5.57      -86.1 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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