Cost of Living in Ankara

Summary of cost of living in Ankara, Turkey:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 TL 100.00-300.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 TL 500.00-1,200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 TL 160.00-220.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 90.00 TL 45.00-135.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 120.00 TL 75.00-160.00
Cappuccino (regular) 71.84 TL 50.00-100.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 30.89 TL 20.00-50.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.59 TL 7.00-20.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 117.17 TL 81.39-151.42
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 17.36 TL 7.26-27.22
Rice (white), (1 lb) 23.67 TL 18.10-36.29
Eggs (regular) (12) 52.57 TL 38.00-81.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 107.54 TL 70.31-181.44
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 80.17 TL 36.29-96.16
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 212.27 TL 180.98-272.16
Apples (1 lb) 15.15 TL 11.34-18.14
Banana (1 lb) 19.84 TL 15.88-34.02
Oranges (1 lb) 14.76 TL 6.80-22.68
Tomato (1 lb) 15.54 TL 9.03-22.68
Potato (1 lb) 8.72 TL 4.54-13.61
Onion (1 lb) 6.04 TL 4.42-11.34
Lettuce (1 head) 28.97 TL 20.00-38.84
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 11.20 TL 5.00-15.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 300.00 TL 180.00-368.93
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 55.68 TL 42.00-70.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 79.66 TL 60.00-100.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 57.00 TL 51.00-65.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.00 TL 15.00-18.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 250.00 TL 220.00-600.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 TL 18.00-31.92
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 TL 24.14-36.85
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 250.00 TL 90.00-254.32
Gasoline (1 gallon) 150.61 TL 130.60-168.45
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,500,000.00 TL 1,347,700.00-1,600,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,341,079.79 TL 1,200,000.00-1,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,147.80 TL 1,307.69-4,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 229.65 TL 150.00-325.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 344.77 TL 250.00-453.08
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,209.51 TL 500.00-2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 429.17 TL 250.00-600.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 150.00 TL 120.00-250.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 14,250.00 TL 8,000.00-25,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 253,437.50 TL 100,000.00-500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,490.96 TL 750.00-2,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,378.57 TL 700.00-2,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,926.92 TL 2,000.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,534.78 TL 1,500.00-4,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 17,191.18 TL 14,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 11,781.25 TL 9,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 29,485.07 TL 20,000.00-40,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 20,833.33 TL 15,000.00-30,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,997.50 TL 2,901.33-6,967.67
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,409.06 TL 2,393.22-4,645.11
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 22,439.93 TL
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 40.95 24.00-50.00

Prices in Ankara

This city had 5347 entries in the past 12 months by 507 different contributors.
Last update: April 2024
Distribution of Expenses Using Our Statistical Model:
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20 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jan 23, 2024:
Average Monthly Salary in Ankara 640USD? No way. This is an university graduate person salary. Retired people average salary is 350USD.
Nima Emre on Dec 20, 2023:
"Distribution of Expenses Using Our Statistical Model"
Could you please , calculate this amound ? For 1 person and 4 people family. How much money we need to spend for a qualified life.

I think Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) is not enough for all those costs. But I want to know , how much I need so I can except the job offers depends on this .
For example average salary is X amound but I need 2X money to live normal.

"Distribution of Expenses Using Our Statistical Model" here we can se the percentage distribution , but not the price.
Anonymous on Sep 22, 2023:
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 15,629.67 TL, which is approx 575 USD is not possible for Ankara. It should be around 12.000TL.
o e on Aug 11, 2023:
These data do not look correct. A family of 4 would starve on this average salary. Even if you multiply all the data here by 2 and 2.5, it will not be exactly consistent.
bb on Jul 29, 2023:
Also car prices are not accurate.
Golf 1.5 style is about 1500000 not 962000.
bb on Jul 29, 2023:
Prices in Turkey are increasing in a greater rate of change. e.g. cinema ticket in Ankara is try 120 not 80.
Anonymous on Mar 04, 2023:
Dear,
“Anonymous on Aug 16, 2022:
Turkish women cloak themselves in heavy clothing to hide the stench between their legs. Stinking must be a Muslim thing.”

If u think u r not rude, Please accept this
I think this must be something specific to your mother.
Living in Ankara on Feb 03, 2023:
Minimum Wage in Turkey Is 8,506.80 TL (Net) and in Ankara Average Salary Is Much Higher Than This. Data Needs to Be Updated..
Anonymous on Nov 12, 2022:
i bought one bedroom apartment 30 min away from center for 5000 usd in ankara :D this city is insanely cheap
Anonymous on Nov 12, 2022:
ankara is one of the cheapest and high quality cities in world. very suitable for digital nomads
Anonymous on Aug 16, 2022:
Turkish women cloak themselves in heavy clothing to hide the stench between their legs. Stinking must be a Muslim thing.
Anonymous on Jul 30, 2022:
Prices are accurate, but "pipe bombs" mentioned below by a clown is not real LOL.
Mehmet Emir on Jul 06, 2022:
The data for Ankara is very accurate. However, prices change very quickly due to excessive inflation.
Anonymous on May 12, 2022:
The prices are correcr as of may 2022, just beware of recent very high inflation.
Anonymous on Oct 27, 2021:
The costs are accurate. You can depend on the data shown above.
Anonymous on Jan 22, 2021:
We've noticed over the past 3 months things have become much more intense in Ankara.Murders and pipe bombs are the norm now especially since the president is picking fights with Iran and Syria.Our lease is up next month and we are moving away from Ankara.
Anonymous on Dec 11, 2020:
Costs are normally dictated by areas just like everywhere else.Overall though a nice 1 bedroom 1 bath rental is 5,000 try normally furnished nicely.Prices are less than half of that the further you get away from Ankara.
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Lalit Vaishnav on Jul 23, 2020:
Does that mean that a sole earner with average income can not support a family of five in a two bed apartment?
Aydın on May 19, 2020:
I'm living in Ankara. The costs are correct.