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Cost of Living in Turkey

Cost of living in Turkey is 44.75% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Turkey is 73.14% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 TL 15.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 TL 50.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 TL 14.00-19.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 TL 7.00-15.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 13.00 TL 8.00-18.00
Cappuccino (regular) 7.81 TL 6.00-10.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.90 TL 2.00-5.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.00 TL 0.50-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.47 TL 7.57-13.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.47 TL 0.91-2.27
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.66 TL 1.81-3.63
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.55 TL 4.40-10.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.79 TL 6.35-11.34
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.08 TL 4.54-8.62
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 21.78 TL 18.14-27.22
Apples (1 lb) 1.53 TL 0.91-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 2.92 TL 2.04-3.97
Oranges (1 lb) 1.34 TL 0.91-1.91
Tomato (1 lb) 1.53 TL 0.91-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.87 TL 0.45-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 0.77 TL 0.45-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 2.15 TL 1.00-3.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.49 TL 1.00-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 TL 25.00-40.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.09 TL 6.00-8.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.94 TL 7.00-12.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 13.00 TL 12.00-13.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.60 TL 2.30-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 180.00 TL 120.00-200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 TL 3.20-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.02 TL 3.38-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 21.00 TL 18.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 19.56 TL 18.74-20.55
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 90,000.00 TL 75,000.00-100,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 87,248.76 TL 72,000.00-102,700.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 293.46 TL 170.00-450.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.55 TL 0.40-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.75 TL 50.00-90.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 120.54 TL 80.00-200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 56.75 TL 30.00-100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 TL 15.00-22.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,494.46 TL 850.00-3,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 32,169.57 TL 18,000.00-58,159.72
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 152.31 TL 100.00-220.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 101.96 TL 60.00-150.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 241.81 TL 170.00-300.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 211.31 TL 150.00-300.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,283.96 TL 700.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 750.64 TL 450.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,329.23 TL 1,200.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,341.14 TL 750.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 506.58 TL 232.26-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 250.03 TL 139.35-464.51
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,243.63 TL
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 12.53 10.00-15.00

Prices in Turkey

These data are based on 30459 entries in the past 12 months from 1966 different contributors.
Last update: November 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Turkey

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City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Istanbul 42.90 14.29 29.14 37.68 30.78 46.42
Ankara 38.88 7.59 23.84 34.88 28.41 49.97
Izmir 38.57 8.40 24.06 35.64 25.95 43.41
Bursa 38.15 6.74 23.04 33.02 25.77 50.36
Antalya 37.95 6.94 23.04 32.72 28.15 45.78
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