Cost of Living Comparison Between Dubai and Istanbul 

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Consumer Prices in Istanbul are 42.1% lower than in Dubai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Istanbul are 53.2% lower than in Dubai
Rent Prices in Istanbul are 67.6% lower than in Dubai
Restaurant Prices in Istanbul are 44.8% lower than in Dubai
Groceries Prices in Istanbul are 31.8% lower than in Dubai
Local Purchasing Power in Istanbul is 59.9% lower than in Dubai
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Restaurants
Dubai Edit Istanbul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 40.00 AED
(335.62 TL)
34.32 AED
(288.00 TL)
     -14.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300.00 AED
(2,517.18 TL)
143.02 AED
(1,200.00 TL)
     -52.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 AED
(293.67 TL)
23.84 AED
(200.00 TL)
     -31.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45.00 AED
(377.58 TL)
11.92 AED
(100.00 TL)
     -73.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 47.50 AED
(398.55 TL)
15.49 AED
(130.00 TL)
     -67.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 21.29 AED
(178.61 TL)
9.36 AED
(78.58 TL)
     -56.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.39 AED
(36.83 TL)
3.94 AED
(33.05 TL)
     -10.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.68 AED
(22.49 TL)
1.62 AED
(13.62 TL)
     -39.4 %
Markets
Dubai Edit Istanbul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 28.37 AED
(238.01 TL)
15.57 AED
(130.63 TL)
     -45.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.54 AED
(46.44 TL)
1.79 AED
(15.00 TL)
     -67.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.71 AED
(31.15 TL)
2.75 AED
(23.07 TL)
     -25.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.80 AED
(99.03 TL)
7.93 AED
(66.57 TL)
     -32.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 18.27 AED
(153.32 TL)
12.79 AED
(107.28 TL)
     -30.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 14.26 AED
(119.66 TL)
9.04 AED
(75.86 TL)
     -36.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17.67 AED
(148.25 TL)
23.53 AED
(197.40 TL)
     +33.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.88 AED
(32.55 TL)
1.87 AED
(15.69 TL)
     -51.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 3.24 AED
(27.14 TL)
2.75 AED
(23.10 TL)
     -14.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3.05 AED
(25.62 TL)
1.77 AED
(14.88 TL)
     -41.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.78 AED
(23.34 TL)
1.81 AED
(15.20 TL)
     -34.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.65 AED
(13.81 TL)
1.17 AED
(9.82 TL)
     -28.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.61 AED
(13.55 TL)
0.88 AED
(7.41 TL)
     -45.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.35 AED
(53.31 TL)
3.54 AED
(29.69 TL)
     -44.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.38 AED
(19.97 TL)
1.40 AED
(11.71 TL)
     -41.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 AED
(503.44 TL)
35.75 AED
(300.00 TL)
     -40.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.67 AED
(106.30 TL)
6.41 AED
(53.81 TL)
     -49.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 22.04 AED
(184.92 TL)
9.08 AED
(76.20 TL)
     -58.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 23.00 AED
(192.98 TL)
6.67 AED
(56.00 TL)
     -71.0 %
Transportation
Dubai Edit Istanbul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.00 AED
(50.34 TL)
2.11 AED
(17.70 TL)
     -64.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 AED
(2,517.18 TL)
140.28 AED
(1,177.00 TL)
     -53.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED
(100.69 TL)
2.41 AED
(20.18 TL)
     -80.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 AED
(40.51 TL)
2.88 AED
(24.14 TL)
     -40.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 AED
(293.67 TL)
18.23 AED
(153.00 TL)
     -47.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.56 AED
(97.04 TL)
17.23 AED
(144.54 TL)
     +49.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 AED
(1,258,590.46 TL)
160,620.16 AED
(1,347,700.00 TL)
     +7.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 82,903.45 AED
(695,609.93 TL)
159,286.49 AED
(1,336,509.73 TL)
     +92.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dubai Edit Istanbul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 769.05 AED
(6,452.77 TL)
208.64 AED
(1,750.63 TL)
     -72.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 219.38 AED
(1,840.77 TL)
28.07 AED
(235.51 TL)
     -87.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 360.06 AED
(3,021.12 TL)
36.01 AED
(302.15 TL)
     -90.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Dubai Edit Istanbul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 328.79 AED
(2,758.73 TL)
143.02 AED
(1,200.05 TL)
     -56.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 180.20 AED
(1,511.99 TL)
53.13 AED
(445.83 TL)
     -70.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 AED
(419.53 TL)
17.88 AED
(150.00 TL)
     -64.2 %
Childcare
Dubai Edit Istanbul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,677.91 AED
(22,469.32 TL)
1,581.86 AED
(13,272.77 TL)
     -40.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 53,589.74 AED
(449,650.27 TL)
33,432.21 AED
(280,516.40 TL)
     -37.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dubai Edit Istanbul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 241.55 AED
(2,026.74 TL)
167.56 AED
(1,405.90 TL)
     -30.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 218.71 AED
(1,835.11 TL)
119.42 AED
(1,002.02 TL)
     -45.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 371.11 AED
(3,113.85 TL)
301.67 AED
(2,531.15 TL)
     -18.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 358.55 AED
(3,008.47 TL)
275.11 AED
(2,308.33 TL)
     -23.3 %
Rent Per Month
Dubai Edit Istanbul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,900.38 AED
(66,288.92 TL)
2,706.29 AED
(22,707.40 TL)
     -65.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,844.05 AED
(40,644.48 TL)
1,716.03 AED
(14,398.53 TL)
     -64.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 15,573.41 AED
(130,670.29 TL)
5,128.17 AED
(43,028.45 TL)
     -67.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,759.52 AED
(90,278.87 TL)
3,113.20 AED
(26,121.62 TL)
     -71.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dubai Edit Istanbul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,695.05 AED
(14,222.53 TL)
995.49 AED
(8,352.74 TL)
     -41.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,014.73 AED
(8,514.16 TL)
559.82 AED
(4,697.19 TL)
     -44.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Dubai Edit Istanbul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 14,418.49 AED
(120,979.82 TL)
2,705.42 AED
(22,700.07 TL)
     -81.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.97 36.04      +624.5 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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