Cost of living in Ankara, Turkey

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 32TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 16TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.67TL
12 eggs, large 8TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.09TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.84TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.33TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 46TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.62TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.01TL
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,214TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,270TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 284TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,628TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,040TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 221TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 47TL
40” flat screen TV 1,778TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 333TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 25TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 19TL
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 166TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 127TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 246TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 207TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 107,703TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.42TL
Monthly ticket public transport 121TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 29TL
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 12TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 21TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 165TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 15TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 12TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 4.61TL
Tube of toothpaste 12TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 25TL
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 78TL
2 tickets to the movies 32TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 90TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 159TL
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 1,990TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.49TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 143TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 13TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,347 prices entered by 180 different people.
Latest price update: July 16, 2018.

Ankara position in our World Ranking

the world
336th
out of 349
middle east
23rd
out of 25
turkey
3rd
out of 5

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

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3rd
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