Summary of cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey:
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||150.00 TL||100.00-250.00|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course||650.00 TL||400.00-1,500.00|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)||120.00 TL||100.00-140.00|
|Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)||65.00 TL||40.00-100.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||75.00 TL||50.00-120.00|
|Cappuccino (regular)||49.58 TL||31.32-70.00|
|Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||20.71 TL||15.00-35.00|
|Water (12 oz small bottle)||7.31 TL||5.00-15.00|
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon)||94.10 TL||68.14-113.56|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)||11.52 TL||4.54-24.49|
|Rice (white), (1 lb)||18.46 TL||12.25-27.22|
|Eggs (regular) (12)||45.22 TL||28.00-62.40|
|Local Cheese (1 lb)||82.44 TL||45.36-136.08|
|Chicken Fillets (1 lb)||47.28 TL||27.22-72.57|
|Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)||164.38 TL||113.40-254.01|
|Apples (1 lb)||9.74 TL||5.44-13.61|
|Banana (1 lb)||14.46 TL||9.07-22.68|
|Oranges (1 lb)||9.02 TL||6.35-15.00|
|Tomato (1 lb)||11.72 TL||6.80-15.88|
|Potato (1 lb)||6.99 TL||4.08-12.00|
|Onion (1 lb)||11.40 TL||4.76-13.61|
|Lettuce (1 head)||15.15 TL||9.00-22.00|
|Water (1.5 liter bottle)||7.62 TL||4.00-12.00|
|Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)||200.00 TL||120.00-350.00|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)||42.37 TL||35.00-50.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||55.54 TL||40.00-75.00|
|Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)||37.00 TL||35.00-41.00|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||10.00 TL||9.90-16.00|
|Monthly Pass (Regular Price)||777.00 TL||700.00-800.00|
|Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)||13.00 TL||12.62-25.00|
|Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)||13.70 TL||12.87-17.70|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)||100.80 TL||85.00-200.00|
|Gasoline (1 gallon)||81.94 TL||75.71-94.64|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)||999,999.00 TL||800,000.00-1,100,000.00|
|Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)||871,027.53 TL||800,000.00-1,000,000.00|
|Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment||1,572.85 TL||1,000.00-2,500.00|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)||1.65 TL||0.66-2.30|
|Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||222.83 TL||179.72-300.00|
Sports And Leisure
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||872.83 TL||360.00-1,500.00|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)||265.00 TL||150.00-350.00|
|Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat||100.00 TL||70.00-150.00|
|Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child||7,914.34 TL||4,999.00-15,000.00|
|International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child||176,933.21 TL||100,000.00-280,000.00|
Clothing And Shoes
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)||1,017.90 TL||400.00-1,700.00|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)||766.56 TL||350.00-1,500.00|
|1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)||1,883.80 TL||1,100.00-3,000.00|
|1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes||1,635.35 TL||800.00-2,500.00|
Rent Per Month
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre||15,421.32 TL||10,000.00-25,000.00|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre||10,362.54 TL||7,000.00-15,000.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre||27,718.91 TL||20,000.00-40,000.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre||17,806.20 TL||12,000.00-28,000.00|
Buy Apartment Price
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre||5,470.75 TL||3,716.09-9,290.23|
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre||2,918.68 TL||1,858.05-4,645.11|
Salaries And Financing
|Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)||12,001.39 TL|
|Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate||23.68||15.00-32.00|
Sources and References:
|Cost of Living in Esenyurt||19.48 miles|
|Cost of Living in Kocaeli||62.63 miles|
|Cost of Living in Bursa||164.05 miles|
|Cost of Living in Zonguldak||210.49 miles|
|Cost of Living in Eskisehir||220.30 miles|
|DeutschLebenshaltungskosten in Istanbul|
|PortuguêsCusto de Vida em Istambul|
|ItalianoCosto della Vita a Istanbul|
|FrançaisCoût de la Vie à Istanbul|
|EspañolCosto de Vida en Estambul|
will always come back...
culture, infrastructure, local people with real dignity and hospitality - most of them.
excellent roads infrastructure
hotels,pensions for every budget everywhere
language with latin letters :)
excellent sight seeing
excellent tea culture
excellent herbs/ nuts shops on every corner
secular european country
beautiful and energetic women :-)
country that did not sell out its soul and traditions to corporations and "mcdonald "culture"
overall very safe
good facilities (paid & free) for sport in every town/ city
local products mostly of good quality
these bastards ;-) cant live without smoking cigarettes, including indoors.
conservative society (for some - can be good)
many/ most of local men very protective over local women (insecurities, small penises?)
cannabis highly illegal
some scams here and there. and some short thinking people. overall funny stuff. catch me if you can...
Overall lovely and big country. Just explore it. It does not end in Istanbul or holiday resorts.
Calm down, pal. For beauty and scenery, Istanbul is so lovely, only San Francisco being better. But who can afford living in San Francisco?
All the evil, spiteful, and distasteful comments about Turkish people, especially the women are really nasty.
What are you getting personally from posting such evil words?
You know, the classic response to such criticisms is "if you don't like it, leave" and in fact people who spew such evil words SHOULD leave. Then only the nice peopke will be left in Turkiye.
So I walked into the shop and asked the Clerck how much the machine was , at that point I stopped filming and clipped the GoPro to my belt. Talking to the shop attendant. And he said wait a bit for the shop owner to get there. At that point two youngsters also came into the shop and between them and the clerk I was distracted and I was looking around the shop.
After the purchase I checked the equipment and found that one was of a lesser value so I returned it and only paid for the models I wanted!
Walking out of the shop I wanted to document my find further and went for my GoPro and found that it was missing, I double checked my pockets and jacket and then proceeded back into the shop to check if it didn’t fall off my waist belt and to enquire inside.
The owner insisted that he didn’t see a camera anywhere in his shop. Nonetheless it’s stolen now and I need to warn other tourists that they have to be extremely vigilant. Maybe walk with someone to help you stay alert and vigilant at all times!
But karma bites let us hope for an even bigger earthquake to finish them off once and for all.Turkish citizens will bash the 45 countries that helped them free,no gratitude or respect for anyone,a fitting end.
Actually, Türkiye is a nice country to visit and if you earn more than 2000 dolars a nice country to live.
Türkiye has some major problems as all the countries have.
Don't be misleaded by exaggerated comments.
I find the negative comments a huge exaggeration. Turkey is safe and beautiful.
Someone mentioned below that there are amazing shopping malls and great food in Istanbul... The sad truth is that most Turks don't get to enjoy these malls or fantastic food. The only people that visit these arab funded, arab built shopping malls are arab tourists who fly in by the droves as Istanbul unfortunately becomes their new play thing.
To those who think Turkish people hate all other countries, get down and kiss the soil you walk on. With most all people living under the poverty line, struggling to pay their rent, wondering where their next meal will come from, earning less than $10USD a day, all while tourists from all over the come and do what locals cant even dream of enjoying without even a thank you, its not hard to see why they have become so bitter.
Yes we all know the media in most countries are controlled by a handful of corporations, but in Turkey, the supreme leader runs a tight ship and Turkey has generally had a nationalist rhetoric parroted through 95% of news outlets for years now as a method of brainwashing the masses into accepting their meagre life full of hardship, with the blame being pointed squarely at other countries and external sources, not their own leadership.
If we lived under such a dictator that sold off all our national assets, natural resources and land, dumbed down the masses, syphoned trillions of dollars out of the economy into his own personal accounts, and muzzles 95% of news outlets, you can begin to understand how this sentiment would form.
Turkey was unfortunately in a better position 20 years ago than it is before ultimate greed and corruption got in the way.
You must be living in the British area shielded from the hatred throughout Istanbul and turkey otherwise you wouldn't defend Turkish citizens.Hate doesn't scratch the surface of how Turkish feel about foreigners no matter which country they come from.
I am grateful to Turkey that it is so warm and welcoming!
It's sad to know many lives are being disrupted no matter how much or how little anyone makes.Fortunes that were built are lost forever. Students in Izmir invested money in their educations and now they cannot afford to continue to complete their goals.Even when Erdogan is gone financial security will take decades to recover if ever.One person mentioned turkey has better malls etc than USA UK etc.However none of the glamorous malls including the gold chairs Erdogan sits in are owned by turkey it's all debt.Those shiny expensive things mean nothing without a flourishing economy with the ability to pay for it all.Everything is priced way out of reach for most Turkish citizens simple things like a kilo of potatoes.I must agree with one of the comments about Turkish citizens shunning most every country.Not only is it a bad repretation but it spills down onto the economy as a whole.Negative attitudes towards tourists visiting who help stimulate the economy.NEVER BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU WE NOTICED AND NEVER RETURNED FOR HOLIDAY AGAIN.
Spoken like a true Turkish idiot.
Food is very high priced rents are double and triple with the approval of the Turkish government. Crime is rampid everywhere Turkish people don't have anything good to say about any countries truth be known. Muslim roots align more with radical countries such as Syria and Iran.
Erdogan,wants to be the masiah,of the Muslim world. Turkish people are very aggressive and rude naturally staring at foreigners with their hate filled expressions while you make 9 usd if you're lucky if you're lucky Omer.
Just like most Turkish people you're living in the dark ages blaming your woes on all countries. But instead you should look in the mirror and fix the blame and start with yourselves.
Uber is not allowed in Turkey.
Unlike many here I'm going to give you honest advice only because I've lived in Istanbul almost 20 years now. The Turkish government isn't allowing anymore residence permits for foreigners in Istanbul including 97 suburbs near Istanbul for this reason. 25% is the maximum the Turkish government allows foreigners living there no matter what part of Turkey it's in.So resident permits aren't being issued anymore. But other areas away from Istanbul are fine
As far as you being accepted as Indian it's not a problem at all because Turkey overall accepts anyone from any countries.Type in on Google search engine 2022 25% maximum foreigners allowed in Istanbul it'll list all of the cities in the suburbs not allowing residence permits. Good luck with your move to Turkey welcome.
Locals are not bad. Knowing some turkish worda will be highly appreciated by them as they are very proud of their language. Even just truying to say turkish words will make them look at you in a different way. Some are noce some are not. Like in allll countries, locals will try to over charge you. Just do your homework and search the web about costs and prices and you will be fine.
Or you can just contact me and I can help you roaming around in Istanbul, visiting historical and nice places.
As a Lebanese (male 41years old) I liked the turkish cuisine but you have to know where to have it. I am living in Istanbul since a year and a half and got to know some authentic super tasty restaurants (the high budget and the low budget ones).
Clothes shopping is a must qhen visiting Turkey or Turkiye as they changed its name now. I got to know some deals where many many locals couldn't know like buying an original US Polo shirt from US Polo shop in the mall for 90 Turkish Liras (original price is never less than 300TL). There are pazars also but you have to know where the good deals are at.
Also there is a biggg market for luxury second hand clothes starting from 20000TL (more than 1000$) for some authentic Diesel or Harley jacketa also you can find fine branded t-shirts for less than a dollar.
Local perfumes, leather, aunglasses, caps and many many products will shock you for that quality/price ratio.
It will be my pleasure to assist you if needed. Feel free to contact my via mail:
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Turkey has always allowed raise in rents annually.By the end of 2022 the lira will be between 21.6 and 22.0 to one dollar.
What is the monthly cost of a single man in Istanbul?
Thank you for for your honest answer.
"Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,058.27 TL"
"Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,626.69 TL"
It is very difficult to live in Istanbul, Turkey.
2 adults, 3 kids (2 school going, 1 todler), how much expense should i consider monthly including rent, grocery, etc?
2,450 lira = $167 usd monthly
Currently the monthly income requirement is $400 usd
Currently 1 usd to lira 14.783.
The only reasons why it's expensive because of lira devaluation against usd euro and British pound sterling.
If you have a steady income in above currencies you will be fine. However if you are working making lira you won't make it.
I live in Istanbul u s citizen with a steady monthly pension in usd.Im living very well on my pension. Prices have drastically increased for Turkish citizens making lira.
1,500 lira 2bd 1 bth unfurnished house or apartment monthly
500 lira monthly food cost 2 people.
150 lira monthly electric and water combined.
150 lira monthly transportation.
1,500 lira monthly rent.
500 lira monthly food.
150 lira monthly transportation.
150 lira monthly electric and water combined
150 lira monthly phone.
2,450 lira total monthly expenses
Note: Public transportation as in city bus which are on-time 85% cheaper than taxi. Open markets fresh fruit and vegetables 75% cheaper than supermarket.This is the actual cost monthly for 2 people
I ve heard cost of living increased drastically in turkey,
does anyone knows how much is generally required for the basic lifestyle for a foreigner in turkey per months?
Really appreciate any response
Thanks for your time.
2 adults, 3 kids (2 school going, 1 todler), how much expense should i consider monthly including rent, grocery, etc?
I'm one of many foreigners who opened a business in Turkey so I know what I paid for my business license which was double what Turkish citizens paid. All 9 of my foreigner friends paid double for their business licenses too.
Everyone knows how rude Turkish people are to foreigners worldwide double charging for everything it's no secret.When people are treated badly who visit Turkey for vacation they expect respectful treatment especially when those foreigners are patronizing Turkish businesses so bad news travels fast as to bad behavior from Turkish people.
As far as what anonymous January 22 mentioned about Turkey government and Turkish citizens behavior it's all true. The Turkish government and Turkish citizens overall have labeled themselves as dishonest and rude to foreigners.
The Turkey government has defaulted on three large loans from the IMF already factual news.Way before the pandemic tourism throughout Turkey was declining rapidly for above mentioned reasons.Thank you anonymous comments January 22 you told it like it really is.
Now in Jan 2022 the exchange rate stands at 13.5 TL.
Turkey has faced an inflation over 100% in utility bill and fuel, the prices have doubled now.
Here's a piece of solid honest information are you ready people?
Yes all of Turkey is suffering financially no matter what type of work they do working for employers of companies owners of businesses the stock market it really doesn't matter. I'm just one of those Turkish citizens suffering right along with the rest.
But here's the truth it doesn't matter where anyone lives worldwide nobody I mean nothing is going to escape the final result.
We are all dead just don't know it yet. That's how it really is in the real world in today's society.
There's nothing to be optimistic about because everyone is doomed worldwide and this is how it ends.
$1 usd to 13.86 Lira.
I agree with your information on the Lira crashing not good for Turkish citizens at all.But citizens have been unhappy with the government allowing so many Syrian immigrants into Turkey and many have taken jobs from the Turkish citizens too.
The minimum wage will be drastically cut mid 2022 or sooner unfortunately.Currently there's over 1.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey and more are coming each day to further burden the economy.
Ergodan has managed to make Saudi Arriba angry boycotting their products so Saudi Arabia pulled all turkey products off the shelves.But other middleastern countries are also a big part of trade and they've followed the same path as Saudi Arabia did boycotting all products from Turkey.
Currency it's 1 usd to 13.72 Lira really bad for citizens. I believe the Lira will be at 1 usd to 25 Lira by mid 2022.Ergodan has managed to anger more than middle eastern countries but other countries around the world.
Turkey is supposed to be an ali to the U S but on many occasions has threatened to kick the U S airforce out of Adana for no reason especially since the U S military is a big part of security in Turkey.
The U S government gave a stern warning to Erdogan by Mike Pence when Trump was the president. Pence said grave consequences are on the way for Ergodans wrecklous behavior and the outcome is obvious. But like I mentioned before Ergodan has made many other countries angry but unfortunately Turkish citizens are feeling the fallout.
Over 60% of the population earns 2900 lira (minimum wage), prices are skyrocketing every single day, the cost living of has already exceeded the purchasing power.
These are very difficult times for the Turkish people, and it will be even worse in 2022.
The people cannot live unfortunately. Turkish economy has collapsed thanks to Erdogan and his corrupt regime. Turkish lira surpassed Argentine Peso and became the most depreciated currency against dollar in the whole world in 2021. And I think Turkey will not be able to recover from this for years. It has become a heaven for tourist or usd/euro earners and total hell for Turkish people.
Yorumlarda siyaset ve nefret cümleleri gördüğüm için yorum yapmak istedim. Türkiye de ucuz fiyata kaliteli yaşayabilirsiniz. Burada önemli olan kalitedir. Türk apartman daireleri standart olarak geniş alanlara sahiptir, yani tek odalı dar evlerde oturan neredeyse hiç yok. Türk yemekleri lezzetli olmasının yanında son derece sağlıklı, doğal ve doyurucudur. Türk hastaneleri gelişmiş, teknolojik aletlere sahiptir ve kendi vatandaşına ücretsizdir. Ancak her şey bu kadar güzel değil tabi gelişmekte olan bir ülkeyiz. Türkiye de iyi bir yaşam sürdürmek için gerekli minimum maaş 2 kişi için bence 1500 dolar yani şuan ki dolar/Türk lirası kuruna göre 12 000 Türk lirasıdır. Ancak bu fiyat da maaş almak için gelişmiş bir doktor, mühendis, iş insanı veya dükkan sahibi olmanız lazım. Yani 5000-6000 liraya da geçinilir ancak bazı şeylerden ve kaliteden kısmak zorunda kalırsınız. örneğin zincir marketler daha uygun ürünler sunmaktadır. Son olarak Türkiye bir çok tarihi geçmişe sahiptir ve gelip görülmesi gerekir.
Safeguard yourselves try to stay at home disinfect everything inside of your home and change your clothes you wore while out and wash them.
the prices which clearly wrong are :
-Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 17.00 TL must be 25 TL,
-Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.88 TL must be 4 TL
-Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,388.78 TL must be 4000 TL