Cost of living in Ankara, Turkey

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 37TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 18TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 9TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.85TL
12 eggs, large 10TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.69TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 13TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.99TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.59TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 50TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.84TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.15TL
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,527TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,325TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 344TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,705TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,072TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 260TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 50TL
40” flat screen TV 1,890TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 321TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 23TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 19TL
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 178TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 134TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 290TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 222TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 118,313TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.79TL
Monthly ticket public transport 126TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 28TL
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 12TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 20TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 156TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 16TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 13TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 12TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.75TL
Tube of toothpaste 13TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 27TL
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 76TL
2 tickets to the movies 34TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 132TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 138TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 29TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 15TL
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,253TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.45TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 149TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 13TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,245 prices entered by 158 different people.
Latest price update: November 16, 2018.

Ankara position in our World Ranking

the world
333rd
out of 340
middle east
23rd
out of 25
turkey
3rd
out of 5

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