Quality of Life in Istanbul, Turkey

Purchasing Power Index 41.56   Very Low
Safety Index 51.38   Moderate
Health Care Index 68.04   High
Climate Index 93.02   Very High
Cost of Living Index 35.60   Very Low
Property Price to Income Ratio 11.96   Moderate
Traffic Commute Time Index 52.91   High
Pollution Index 70.13   High
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 111.81   High

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Last update: April 2019

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6 Comments so far

#Anonymous on May 17, 2017 :
Purchasing Power +Very Low
Safety Index +Depends on areas but usualy High
Health Care Index +Very low at public hospital
Traffic Commute Time Index +Traffic jam
Pollution Index +Air quality terrible, green areas ? What green areas where are they?
#Anonymous on May 11, 2017 :
COL index isn't very low, taxes are over-priced on goods,cars,gas,rent etc.!!!
#SD on Oct 13, 2016 :
Quality of Life is not high if you're not rich enough! you must earn minimum 5.000 per month for one person if you want be consider yourself rich!
#Anonymous on Aug 12, 2016 :
If you can afford to expend over 10,000TL monthly in Istanbul QOL would be above the global avrage. With 2000TL per month, life is like being a Syrian refugee in Balkans.
#Maria on Apr 16, 2016 :
Quality of life high?? Are you joking?.
Prices for everyday life are 100 - 300%
higher than in Scandinavia, including
public transport and food. Apartments
are very much inferior to European housing
and traffic is a disaster... Basically, Istanbul
is a city where only the mega rich can have
a good life.
#SD on Apr 13, 2015 :
-Purchasing Power is Low, everything is expensive as to income!
-Safety is OK, some areas is unsafe!
-Health Care is OK, if you have insurance you can treated in hospitals!
-Consumer Prices not Low, after 2010 it's marking up month by month!
-Property Prices is depends where you want to live, if you want to live unsafe and bad areas, it's cheap but if you want to live in a some place city centre with good view it's too expensive!
-Traffic Commute Time is very horrible and high,it's population is 20 million but there is only have 2 bridges!
-Pollution Index is High, air quality is low, there isn't too many green areas etc. !

Quality of Life is depends, if you are rich Istanbul is best city to live in, you can live perfect residences or villas, you can hang out amazing restaurants, pubs, clubs, cafes etc., but if you are poor and middle-class family quality of life is shitty and you can live going to work back and forth, don't expect beautiful social life!!!