Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 23TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 15TL
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.63TL
12 eggs, large 7TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.13TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 11TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.38TL
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 2.57TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5.05TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 39TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.17TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.44TL
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,582TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 305TL
Internet 8MB (1 month) 55TL
40” flat screen TV 1,271TL
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 210TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 19TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 16TL
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 148TL
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 97TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 178TL
1 pair of leather business shoes 192TL
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 91,289TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.78TL
Monthly ticket public transport 162TL
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, ...) 11TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 9TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 3.21TL
Tube of toothpaste 7TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 26TL
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 59TL
2 tickets to the movies 33TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 181TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert 163TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 24TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 9TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 11TL
iPod nano 16GB 513TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.40TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 174TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 10TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 10,944 prices entered by 994 different people.
Latest price update: April 28, 2015.

Istanbul position in our World Ranking

the world
123rd
out of 193
middle east
7th
out of 10

Cheapest and most expensive products in Istanbul compared to other cities:

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