Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 9,633 prices entered by 847 different people.
Latest price update: November 23, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district 22TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 13TL
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5.96TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.56TL
12 eggs, large 5.49TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.41TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.36TL
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 2.93TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4.77TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 37TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.86TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.36TL
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,528TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 305TL
Internet 8MB (1 month) 53TL
40” flat screen TV 1,420TL
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 215TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 15TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 20TL
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 144TL
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 91TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 156TL
1 pair of leather business shoes 166TL
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 79,355TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.97TL
Monthly ticket public transport 152TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 20TL
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 9TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 9TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 8TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 9TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 3.52TL
Tube of toothpaste 7TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 26TL
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 53TL
2 tickets to the movies 32TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 105TL
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 169TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 22TL
Capuccino in expat area of the city 9TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 10TL
iPod nano 16GB 443TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.44TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 170TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 10TL

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