Cost of living in Ankara, Turkey

Summary of cost of living in Ankara

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 15,633TL
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 6,062TL
  • Ankara is the cheapest city in Middle East (10 out of 10)
  • Ankara is the cheapest city in the World (157 out of 157)
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List of prices in Ankara
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 52TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 34TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 18TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 8TL
12 eggs, large 17TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 30TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 8TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.53TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 16TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 99TL
2 liters of coca-cola 8TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.54TL
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,797TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,087TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 685TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,822TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,697TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 535TL
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 77TL
40” flat screen tv 2,445TL
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 710TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 37TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 29TL
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 342TL
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 218TL
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 596TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 427TL
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 344,427TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 8TL
Monthly ticket public transport 193TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 38TL
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 15TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 24TL
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 437TL
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 20TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 22TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 19TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 14TL
Tube of toothpaste 19TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 50TL
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 153TL
2 tickets to the movies 50TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 147TL
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 325TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 53TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 18TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 27TL
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 4,082TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.68TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 195TL
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 19TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 509 prices entered by 49 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2022

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