Cost of Living in Ankara

Summary about cost of living in Ankara, Turkey:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 TL 25.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 125.00 TL 80.00-200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 30.00 TL 25.00-40.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 20.00 TL 13.00-27.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 TL 15.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 15.07 TL 10.00-20.74
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 5.82 TL 4.00-10.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.93 TL 1.00-5.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 23.07 TL 17.98-32.18
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.38 TL 1.59-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 6.41 TL 4.54-9.07
Eggs (regular) (12) 15.17 TL 8.00-20.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 24.12 TL 14.51-26.72
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.88 TL 9.07-14.51
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 35.44 TL 27.22-37.17
Apples (1 lb) 3.39 TL 2.04-4.08
Banana (1 lb) 6.78 TL 5.44-8.62
Oranges (1 lb) 3.83 TL 2.27-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 2.78 TL 1.81-3.86
Potato (1 lb) 1.32 TL 0.91-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 0.93 TL 0.66-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 3.94 TL 2.07-6.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 TL 1.25-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 65.00 TL 40.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.74 TL 12.00-18.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.19 TL 15.00-30.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 19.00 TL 18.00-20.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 TL 3.25-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 160.00 TL 100.00-262.26
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 TL 5.00-6.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.44 TL 4.83-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 TL 24.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 28.18 TL 26.50-34.07
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 310,000.00 TL 225,000.00-370,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 242,952.83 TL 217,000.00-300,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 670.16 TL 400.00-1,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.64 TL 0.07-0.70
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 127.68 TL 90.00-190.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 182.16 TL 120.00-280.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 90.00 TL 50.00-120.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 30.00 TL 25.00-40.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,077.84 TL 1,500.00-3,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 59,332.71 TL 32,000.00-103,329.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 307.94 TL 150.00-500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 272.85 TL 150.00-450.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 565.74 TL 300.00-1,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 425.63 TL 160.00-750.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,864.84 TL 1,400.00-2,904.08
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,223.21 TL 900.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,129.43 TL 2,500.00-4,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,006.22 TL 1,500.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 580.64 TL 464.51-789.67
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 408.77 TL 325.16-483.09
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,004.10 TL
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 17.39 10.00-25.00

Prices in Ankara

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Last update: June 2021
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15 Comments so far
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.
yusuf on Oct 20, 2019:
transportation prices arent correct.
1 pass ticket= 4try
1 pass with prepaid transportation card= 3.25
second pass within 75mins with card= 1.60try

student card 1 pass= 1.75try
second student=1try
Mohammad Farooq on Jul 01, 2019:
I want to work and settled in Ankara, I am good in English I have a approx 7 year work experience.
Doruk SEN on Apr 29, 2019:
The inflation in turkey is almost %30 for the last year. So thats why the range in prices are so. Put at least %20 for every mean prices you see here.
hasan on Sep 07, 2018:
No all wrong add at least %50 to the prices these are the last years prices.
Ahmet on Sep 05, 2018:
VW Golf for 130k? No no no you can only get Polo for that. It is 160k-180k.
Onur on Sep 05, 2018:
The prices are not recent. At least add %30 percent to them with the recent currency crisis. Price for apartment in city center 5000? That must be ages old. It is around 8000. The eggs are around 20 tl etc...
Wanda on Nov 21, 2017:
We have been visiting Ankara for 6 weeks. For short term
rentals we found most landlords very unwilling and prices significantly higher. Three different real estate agents were quoting us 2500 TL and up for furnished one bedroom monthly.

Also real estate agents quoted 50% - 100% commission ( for example 3,000 TL rent and 3,000 TL commission.

Very significant fact we noticed. Ankara taxi drivers are super helpful and consistently very honest.
We had numerous incidents last year in Istanbul with taxi drivers and their scams.
philip on Aug 21, 2017:
i am from nepal.
hlo sir

i really want to work in ankara could tell me about any vacancy in ankara.
my qualification is higher school passed
i can cook even i have experience as a cookhelper
i can speak english
i can learn quickly
i been always cheerful with all
Huseyin on Aug 19, 2017:
I live in Ankara. I can say that the costs are accurate.
Ayhan on Jun 24, 2017:
You should regulate the monthly salary as 2500 TRY due to inflation rate of this year