Cost of living in Ankara, Turkey

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 31TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 17TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.94TL
12 eggs, large 10TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.86TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.44TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.01TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 43TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.20TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.30TL
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,681TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,128TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 306TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,547TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 965TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 243TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 52TL
40” flat screen TV 1,588TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 333TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 21TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 20TL
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 147TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 118TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 216TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 199TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 95,826TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.14TL
Monthly ticket public transport 133TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 26TL
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 17TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 172TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 12TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.29TL
Tube of toothpaste 12TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 22TL
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 71TL
2 tickets to the movies 30TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 46TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 153TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 24TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 14TL
iPad Air 2, 64GB 1,779TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.70TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 153TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 13TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,833 prices entered by 210 different people.
Latest price update: October 24, 2017.

Ankara position in our World Ranking

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271st
out of 320
middle east
16th
out of 21
turkey
2nd
out of 4

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