Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 9,009 prices entered by 791 different people.
Latest price update: July 23, 2014.
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 5.33TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.31TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.36TL
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 3.25TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4.71TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 39TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.86TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.44TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,617TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 291TL
Internet 8MB (1 month) 54TL
40” flat screen TV 1,329TL
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 248TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 16TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 20TL
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 143TL
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 88TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 147TL
1 pair of leather business shoes 161TL
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 77,057TL
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, ...) 10TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 8TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 9TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 3.70TL
Tube of toothpaste 8TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 27TL
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 55TL
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 167TL
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 415TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.50TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 172TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 9TL

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