Cost of living in Ankara, Turkey

Summary of cost of living in Ankara

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 37,184TL
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 15,776TL
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Ankara
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 240TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 78TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 51TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 23TL
12 eggs, large 34TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 26TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 56TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 16TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 12TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 28TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 185TL
2 liters of coca-cola 20TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5.43TL
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 9,799TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 7,285TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,048TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 8,342TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 4,786TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,186TL
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 125TL
40” flat screen tv 6,588TL
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,616TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 79TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 71TL
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,105TL
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 624TL
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,648TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,215TL
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 563,008TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 20TL
Monthly ticket public transport 230TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 48TL
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 26TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 50TL
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 989TL
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 56TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 55TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 34TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 19TL
Tube of toothpaste 30TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 106TL
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 485TL
2 tickets to the movies 132TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 949TL
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 752TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 130TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 30TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 59TL
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 14,162TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.73TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 713TL
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 35TL
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 501 prices entered by 63 different people.
Latest price update: January 29, 2023

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