Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Istanbul 

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Consumer Prices in Istanbul are 65.24% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Istanbul are 76.63% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Istanbul are 89.76% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Istanbul are 74.77% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Istanbul are 71.54% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Istanbul is 71.76% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(171.20 TL)
4.09 $
(35.00 TL)
     -79.56 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(855.99 TL)
23.36 $
(200.00 TL)
     -76.64 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(77.04 TL)
3.50 $
(30.00 TL)
     -61.06 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.20 $
(61.63 TL)
2.34 $
(20.00 TL)
     -67.55 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $
(77.04 TL)
3.27 $
(28.00 TL)
     -63.65 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.84 $
(41.42 TL)
1.73 $
(14.80 TL)
     -64.28 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.13 $
(18.19 TL)
0.63 $
(5.38 TL)
     -70.45 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.82 $
(15.54 TL)
0.24 $
(2.08 TL)
     -86.59 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.53 $
(38.75 TL)
2.83 $
(24.25 TL)
     -37.42 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.57 $
(30.56 TL)
0.33 $
(2.81 TL)
     -90.79 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.44 $
(20.85 TL)
0.70 $
(5.97 TL)
     -71.35 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.16 $
(27.06 TL)
1.74 $
(14.93 TL)
     -44.84 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.97 $
(51.11 TL)
2.74 $
(23.47 TL)
     -54.08 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.93 $
(50.75 TL)
1.55 $
(13.27 TL)
     -73.85 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.84 $
(67.13 TL)
4.32 $
(36.94 TL)
     -44.97 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.63 $
(22.55 TL)
0.40 $
(3.46 TL)
     -84.67 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.30 $
(11.12 TL)
0.80 $
(6.86 TL)
     -38.33 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.70 $
(23.14 TL)
0.42 $
(3.56 TL)
     -84.63 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.88 $
(24.65 TL)
0.33 $
(2.82 TL)
     -88.56 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.96 $
(16.75 TL)
0.17 $
(1.42 TL)
     -91.55 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.91 $
(16.36 TL)
0.14 $
(1.18 TL)
     -92.78 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.42 $
(20.69 TL)
0.52 $
(4.46 TL)
     -78.43 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.18 $
(18.63 TL)
0.26 $
(2.22 TL)
     -88.06 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(128.40 TL)
7.59 $
(65.00 TL)
     -49.38 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.12 $
(26.72 TL)
1.78 $
(15.27 TL)
     -42.83 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.18 $
(27.20 TL)
2.32 $
(19.88 TL)
     -26.90 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(128.40 TL)
2.10 $
(18.00 TL)
     -85.98 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(23.54 TL)
0.47 $
(4.00 TL)
     -83.01 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 130.00 $
(1,112.79 TL)
31.78 $
(272.00 TL)
     -75.56 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.80 $
(32.53 TL)
0.65 $
(5.55 TL)
     -82.94 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(25.68 TL)
0.65 $
(5.55 TL)
     -78.38 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(256.80 TL)
3.75 $
(32.06 TL)
     -87.52 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.89 $
(24.71 TL)
3.31 $
(28.31 TL)
     +14.60 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(196,877.70 TL)
40,888.33 $
(350,000.00 TL)
     +77.78 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,364.12 $
(182,874.77 TL)
31,515.05 $
(269,765.69 TL)
     +47.51 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 154.03 $
(1,318.45 TL)
61.23 $
(524.13 TL)
     -60.25 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(0.87 TL)
0.09 $
(0.76 TL)
     -12.36 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.69 $
(570.84 TL)
13.85 $
(118.53 TL)
     -79.24 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 110.07 $
(942.22 TL)
25.17 $
(215.47 TL)
     -77.13 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 38.36 $
(328.33 TL)
17.36 $
(148.63 TL)
     -54.73 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $
(145.52 TL)
3.50 $
(30.00 TL)
     -79.38 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,572.71 $
(22,022.16 TL)
285.96 $
(2,447.80 TL)
     -88.88 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 36,125.00 $
(309,226.39 TL)
7,211.62 $
(61,730.77 TL)
     -80.04 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.57 $
(535.58 TL)
38.79 $
(332.07 TL)
     -38.00 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.52 $
(406.74 TL)
27.19 $
(232.77 TL)
     -42.77 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.02 $
(787.66 TL)
64.96 $
(556.07 TL)
     -29.40 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 134.60 $
(1,152.16 TL)
56.31 $
(482.04 TL)
     -58.16 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,065.19 $
(26,237.76 TL)
322.59 $
(2,761.35 TL)
     -89.48 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,045.86 $
(17,512.32 TL)
186.78 $
(1,598.83 TL)
     -90.87 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,389.61 $
(54,694.40 TL)
663.21 $
(5,677.00 TL)
     -89.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,473.12 $
(29,729.54 TL)
361.37 $
(3,093.33 TL)
     -89.60 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,410.07 $
(12,070.09 TL)
112.51 $
(963.03 TL)
     -92.02 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 714.52 $
(6,116.26 TL)
79.52 $
(680.65 TL)
     -88.87 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,507.68 $
(55,705.07 TL)
429.47 $
(3,676.25 TL)
     -93.40 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.55 17.28      +387.33 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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