Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 9,327 prices entered by 822 different people.
Latest price update: September 15, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district 23TL
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 2.54TL
12 eggs, large 5.56TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.42TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.43TL
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 3.20TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4.72TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 38TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.86TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.44TL
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,603TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 306TL
Internet 8MB (1 month) 53TL
40” flat screen TV 1,384TL
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 240TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 15TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 20TL
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 140TL
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 89TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 148TL
1 pair of leather business shoes 164TL
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 77,001TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.97TL
Monthly ticket public transport 150TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 18TL
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.) 7TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 9TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 3.66TL
Tube of toothpaste 7TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 27TL
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 56TL
2 tickets to the movies 31TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 129TL
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 166TL
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 165TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 9TL

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