Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 10,194 prices entered by 913 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2015.
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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 23TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 14TL
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5.78TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.71TL
12 eggs, large 7TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.28TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.71TL
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 2.38TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5.04TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 39TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.97TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.30TL
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,605TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 270TL
Internet 8MB (1 month) 54TL
40” flat screen TV 1,322TL
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 215TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 16TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 15TL
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 136TL
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 88TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 168TL
1 pair of leather business shoes 179TL
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 91,023TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.86TL
Monthly ticket public transport 155TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 22TL
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 10TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 10TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 9TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 3.37TL
Tube of toothpaste 6TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 26TL
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 55TL
2 tickets to the movies 32TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 160TL
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 152TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 24TL
Capuccino in expat area of the city 9TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 10TL
iPod nano 16GB 522TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.38TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 164TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 10TL

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