Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 9,969 prices entered by 895 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2015.
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Food
Daily 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 5.89TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.63TL
12 eggs, large 6TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.27TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.55TL
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 2.73TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4.99TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 40TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.96TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.42TL
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,493TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 292TL
Internet 8MB (1 month) 53TL
40” flat screen TV 1,337TL
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 224TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 13TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 15TL
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 135TL
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 92TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 165TL
1 pair of leather business shoes 173TL
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 89,517TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.93TL
Monthly ticket public transport 154TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 21TL
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.) 10TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 3.29TL
Tube of toothpaste 7TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 26TL
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 56TL
2 tickets to the movies 31TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 145TL
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 157TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 23TL
Capuccino in expat area of the city 9TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 10TL
iPod nano 16GB 442TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.45TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 162TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 10TL

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