Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Istanbul 

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Cost of Living in Istanbul is 60.9% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Istanbul is 70.8% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Istanbul are 81.4% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Istanbul are 62.9% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Istanbul are 63.4% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Istanbul is 51.7% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 $
(977.22 TL)
9.21 $
(300.00 TL)
     -69.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 $
(4,234.62 TL)
46.05 $
(1,500.00 TL)
     -64.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(390.89 TL)
7.33 $
(238.80 TL)
     -38.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(260.59 TL)
3.68 $
(120.00 TL)
     -54.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.50 $
(342.03 TL)
5.01 $
(163.11 TL)
     -52.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.69 $
(185.28 TL)
2.97 $
(96.88 TL)
     -47.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.04 $
(98.92 TL)
1.30 $
(42.39 TL)
     -57.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 $
(74.87 TL)
0.56 $
(18.16 TL)
     -75.7 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.54 $
(180.32 TL)
4.37 $
(142.43 TL)
     -21.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.40 $
(143.42 TL)
0.59 $
(19.13 TL)
     -86.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.21 $
(104.67 TL)
0.89 $
(29.04 TL)
     -72.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.20 $
(169.31 TL)
2.15 $
(70.11 TL)
     -58.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.46 $
(243.02 TL)
4.08 $
(132.98 TL)
     -45.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.73 $
(219.27 TL)
2.64 $
(85.91 TL)
     -60.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.49 $
(276.60 TL)
7.63 $
(248.44 TL)
     -10.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.30 $
(107.56 TL)
0.58 $
(18.77 TL)
     -82.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.93 $
(30.35 TL)
0.83 $
(27.06 TL)
     -10.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.80 $
(91.05 TL)
0.42 $
(13.55 TL)
     -85.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.93 $
(95.44 TL)
0.58 $
(18.91 TL)
     -80.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.75 $
(57.02 TL)
0.35 $
(11.24 TL)
     -80.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.69 $
(55.01 TL)
0.26 $
(8.47 TL)
     -84.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.09 $
(100.77 TL)
1.03 $
(33.48 TL)
     -66.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.51 $
(81.79 TL)
0.41 $
(13.26 TL)
     -83.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 $
(651.48 TL)
9.21 $
(300.00 TL)
     -54.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.77 $
(90.12 TL)
1.85 $
(60.14 TL)
     -33.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.76 $
(122.60 TL)
2.64 $
(86.02 TL)
     -29.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 $
(553.76 TL)
1.84 $
(60.00 TL)
     -89.2 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 $
(94.46 TL)
0.54 $
(17.70 TL)
     -81.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 132.00 $
(4,299.77 TL)
42.61 $
(1,388.00 TL)
     -67.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $
(162.87 TL)
0.77 $
(25.00 TL)
     -84.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(114.01 TL)
0.87 $
(28.49 TL)
     -75.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.00 $
(1,107.52 TL)
6.91 $
(225.00 TL)
     -79.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.79 $
(123.42 TL)
4.66 $
(151.89 TL)
     +23.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 $
(1,140,090.04 TL)
42,979.06 $
(1,400,000.00 TL)
     +22.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,263.92 $
(920,668.81 TL)
43,380.64 $
(1,413,080.99 TL)
     +53.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 170.23 $
(5,545.12 TL)
56.57 $
(1,842.58 TL)
     -66.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 64.23 $
(2,092.34 TL)
8.90 $
(289.95 TL)
     -86.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.41 $
(2,260.83 TL)
11.51 $
(374.94 TL)
     -83.4 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 138.80 $
(4,521.27 TL)
41.04 $
(1,336.98 TL)
     -70.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 77.86 $
(2,536.12 TL)
13.74 $
(447.62 TL)
     -82.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 $
(651.48 TL)
6.14 $
(200.00 TL)
     -69.3 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,168.00 $
(103,194.44 TL)
543.23 $
(17,695.12 TL)
     -82.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 58,000.00 $
(1,889,292.06 TL)
11,907.58 $
(387,877.55 TL)
     -79.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.54 $
(2,330.26 TL)
51.72 $
(1,684.84 TL)
     -27.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.24 $
(1,571.31 TL)
34.27 $
(1,116.17 TL)
     -29.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 101.45 $
(3,304.57 TL)
89.04 $
(2,900.48 TL)
     -12.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 162.57 $
(5,295.40 TL)
79.17 $
(2,578.80 TL)
     -51.3 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,263.41 $
(138,876.47 TL)
793.32 $
(25,841.70 TL)
     -81.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,884.16 $
(93,948.67 TL)
511.14 $
(16,649.99 TL)
     -82.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,681.21 $
(282,781.64 TL)
1,537.14 $
(50,070.80 TL)
     -82.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,591.54 $
(149,564.78 TL)
952.22 $
(31,017.48 TL)
     -79.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,569.57 $
(51,127.18 TL)
298.28 $
(9,716.18 TL)
     -81.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,142.75 $
(37,223.88 TL)
154.71 $
(5,039.63 TL)
     -86.5 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Istanbul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,714.90 $
(186,157.03 TL)
806.21 $
(26,261.57 TL)
     -85.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.74 43.91      +551.1 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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