Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 9,217 prices entered by 810 different people.
Latest price update: August 26, 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 6TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.55TL
12 eggs, large 5.58TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.36TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.39TL
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 3.30TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4.73TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 38TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.90TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.44TL
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,611TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 307TL
Internet 8MB (1 month) 55TL
40” flat screen TV 1,360TL
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 240TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 17TL
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, ...) 87TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 147TL
1 pair of leather business shoes 165TL
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 78,529TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.97TL
Monthly ticket public transport 151TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 19TL
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 9TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 11TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 8TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 9TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 3.86TL
Tube of toothpaste 7TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 27TL
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 53TL
2 tickets to the movies 31TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 131TL
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 165TL
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 420TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.44TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 168TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 10TL

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