Cost of Living in Izmir

Summary of cost of living in Izmir, Turkey:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 TL 157.57-350.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 TL 600.00-1,800.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 TL 180.00-220.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 75.00 TL 45.00-150.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 95.00 TL 60.00-175.00
Cappuccino (regular) 76.82 TL 50.00-140.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 36.47 TL 25.00-60.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 15.44 TL 8.00-31.51
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 110.51 TL 81.39-143.85
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 17.26 TL 6.80-22.68
Rice (white), (1 lb) 22.45 TL 15.88-42.88
Eggs (regular) (12) 57.77 TL 38.00-93.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 104.76 TL 68.04-181.44
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 78.56 TL 36.29-90.72
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 200.86 TL 180.98-281.23
Apples (1 lb) 14.59 TL 9.07-27.22
Banana (1 lb) 19.58 TL 14.51-40.82
Oranges (1 lb) 14.86 TL 6.35-28.59
Tomato (1 lb) 12.26 TL 9.03-21.77
Potato (1 lb) 8.39 TL 5.44-11.34
Onion (1 lb) 5.49 TL 4.42-9.07
Lettuce (1 head) 31.03 TL 15.00-40.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 9.83 TL 4.00-20.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 280.00 TL 140.00-475.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 58.81 TL 42.00-85.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 81.50 TL 60.00-130.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 56.00 TL 55.00-60.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 13.00 TL 12.00-18.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 513.94 TL 450.00-600.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 31.92 TL 20.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 36.13 TL 32.19-48.28
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 254.32 TL 150.00-254.32
Gasoline (1 gallon) 149.25 TL 130.60-162.77
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,347,700.00 TL 1,347,700.00-1,385,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,416,857.14 TL 1,250,000.00-1,540,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,072.42 TL 1,500.00-3,419.06
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 231.67 TL 150.00-350.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 333.18 TL 250.00-512.86
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 991.60 TL 500.00-1,916.67
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 670.38 TL 411.15-600.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 155.00 TL 120.00-250.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 7,928.06 TL 4,111.53-13,078.31
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 253,067.16 TL 102,788.34-390,773.62
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,623.40 TL 700.00-4,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,268.57 TL 800.00-2,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,781.94 TL 1,600.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,267.61 TL 1,500.00-5,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 17,176.47 TL 12,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 12,125.00 TL 10,000.00-17,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 25,222.22 TL 20,000.00-36,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,710.53 TL 15,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,499.80 TL 3,530.29-5,574.14
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,993.55 TL 2,508.36-3,994.80
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 20,321.57 TL
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 26.60 18.00-40.00

Prices in Izmir

This city had 3186 entries in the past 12 months by 339 different contributors.
Last update: March 2024
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21 Comments so far
Anonymous on Feb 11, 2024:
So funny reading these prices from MUSTI.How can anyone price anything accurately with the lira fluctuating wildly worth much less than the usd?

One of the biggest problems with turkey is Turkish citizens don't want anyone to visit their country.How dare any foreigner to question the Turkish negative mindset.
musti 007 on Jan 08, 2024:
l live in İzmir ... There are a few markets like Aldi or Rewe in İzmir...Some of them are Bim,Şok and A 101 ...
The Minimum wage in Turkey was determined as 17000 Turkish Liras
1 Dolar=30 Turkish Liras
1 Euro=33 Turkish Liras (08.01.2024)
There are a lot of Bim markets in İzmir and Turkey ,especially Big cities like İstanbul,Antalya,Ankara,Bursa,Adana,Muğla etc.
l went to Bim Today
Prices
1 Liter Milk=24 TL
0,5 Lt Water=2,25 TL
1,5 Lt Water=4,50 TL
1 Lt Olive oil=235 TL
1 Lt Sunflower Oil=42,5 TL
15 Eggs = 64 TL
30 Eggs = 115 TL
6 Organic Eggs=36 TL
Pistachio (150 Gram) = 74,5 TL
1 Lt İcetea = 15 TL
Salt (750 Gram)=4,75 TL
5 kg Sugar=139,75 TL
2 Kg Sugar=54,5 TL
1 kg Rice = 37,5 TL
2,5 Lt Pepsi=42,5 TL
330 ml Pepsi=19 TL
1 kg Beans=52,5 TL
1 Kg Green Pepper =39,75 TL
1 kg tomato=32,75 TL
1 kg Apple=29,75 TL
1 kg kiwi=44,75 TL
1 kg Banana=35 TL
Anonymous on Oct 06, 2023:
The majority of foreign investors have left turkey.Plus many foreigners living in Turkey have left due to expensive fluctuations in rent and realestate taxes too.
No economy can sustain itself with the current economic climate.I'm sure Turkish citizens aren't seeing anything as beautiful anymore for good reasons.The bad decisions is crushing them financially.

Bye bye turkey
Ante, CRO on Aug 28, 2023:
Beutiful city and wonderful and hospitable people. Love Turkey!
Cherry Ramsay on Jul 26, 2023:
Hello Levent Turer I have never been to Turkey and I have plans to it visit very soon.
And I 100% agree with you, if someone doesn't like a city or a country don't lie about it.
Levent Turer on Jan 05, 2023:
Replying to "Anonymous on Jun 02, 2022" I am sorry you felt that way and you left. I was born in Izmir and living ever since. My wife works in an international school and we have many international friends who have been living here for many years. Never heard from one that they won't exchange US dollar to Turkish Lira. If you were saying viceaversa and in huge amounts (like converting 1 million Turkish liras to USD) then you may be right. But to tell the truth I don't believe 3 Turkish banks and exchange offices won't convert your USD to TRY and tell you "you are taking advantage of Turkey since dollars are worth much more currently". I am sorry to say but this is AN ABSOLUTE LIE!!! I can bet on my very life that this won't happen.

You may not like a city/country but please don't lie about it.
Anonymous on Dec 01, 2022:
As a Izmir citizen I've visited every area of turkey just to experience the ignorance. Nobody in Izmir really cares about Ramadan we drink Raki eat and do anything we want.Ramadan means absolutely nothing to Izmerians and this is why.Others are stuck in ancient ignorant ways.Those who believe like that waste their lives for something that's never existed in the first place.Ismerians are hated seen as cursed but it doesn't bother us in the least.Keep your ignorance to yourselves because it doesn't work in Izmir and it never will.
Anonymous on Jun 02, 2022:
If you're an American citizen living in Izmir I'd advise you to leave.Turkey government is starting to blame the U S for the devaluation of the Lira. Over the past 9 months Turkish citizens have been becoming very aggressive towards U S citizens. But reality being Turkish citizens have never liked U S citizens very much anyway. I've lived in Izmir for almost 14 years now and the difference attitude wise is a 360.But Erdogan,needs a scapegoat so U S citizens are his whipping post no doubt.I'm leaving Izmir in two weeks and moving to a different country. To those of you thinking about moving to Turkey be it for college or retirement I'd advise against it due to the circumstances I mentioned priorly.Also everything is atleast,85% higher than before. Banks have been reluctant to exchange dollars for lira.Three different banks wouldn't exchange my dollars to lira. They said I was taking advantage of Turkey since dollars are worth much more currently. Furthermore money exchange places have refused to exchange my dollars stating the same reasons.People throughout Turkey are becoming more desperate unfortunately, but for my own safety I must leave.
Anonymous on Mar 13, 2022:
The prices are shown above are 95% correct (for current situations). For example Gasoline 1 liter = 23 TL in Turkey.
Anonymous on Feb 21, 2022:
I'm giving 120 TRY for 100 mbps internet. Musti is lying.
Anonymous on Jun 10, 2021:
Turkey has a mind boggling taxes on cars. That's why this country has the most expensive cars in the world. It is impossible to buy a Volkswagen Golf 1.4 with 250.000 TL. It is probably around 450.000 TL.
Anonymous on May 03, 2021:
Because of the earthquake that happened last year and ongoing economic crisis in Turkey you can't find a decent 1 bedroom apartment in city center under 2000 TL and 3 bedrooms are probably going to be around 3500-4000 TL.
Anonymous on Apr 18, 2021:
How about cost for the primary private school iin Izmir?
Anonymous on Jan 26, 2021:
Musti 007

Stop your lies I live in Izmir always have. The cost on numbeo at 104tl for 60 mbps unlimited is what it costs each month.Leave the site since you don't have anything honest to offer.
musti 007 on Jan 26, 2021:
İnternet is much more Expensive ...

100 mbps (unlimited) >>> 330 TL
50 mbps (unlimited) >>> 310 TL
35 mbps (unlimited) >>> 290 TL
24 mbps (unlimited) >>> 270 TL
Anonymous on Jan 24, 2021:
It's hard to guage up to date prices in Izmir especially when everything changes so quickly.But since corona prices have dropped drastically since fewer businesses are open.I don't believe Izmir tourism will be back for many years people afraid to visit anywhere and staying at home is the new norm.
Anonymous on Jan 06, 2021:
Note: Izmir is a tourist city always has been so cost of living will be more.
Anonymous on Dec 08, 2020:
l have been living in İzmir for 27 years...lzmir is cheaper than Istanbul and Ankara...Heating Costs are much lower than Ankara Cause Weather condition in lzmir is never cold ...Only 4 months (Mid-November to Mid-March ...Natural Gas prices are so High in Turkey ...lf your monthly salary is 8k Turkish liras (nearly 1k dollars),You can
Fsrokh on Oct 13, 2020:
cost of living in IZMIR for a family of four is much higher then above estimation.if you want to live as an upper medium class then this family shall provide at least 8000 TL per month (rent included).and if you have children ,for private education and universities you shall pay much more.
Anonymous on Jun 23, 2020:
Generally speaking; Salaries are not capable to cover expenses. So, the question is "How can they survive?" The answer is most of the people use bank loans, sell their estates, and so on! On the other hand, there are more than two people working monthly or daily in a house. Life is going on in this way.
Anonymous on Mar 04, 2020:
Prices for car, communication,alcohol and basic utilities have changed a lot. Simply you cant buy golf for 150k TL