Cost of living in Ankara, Turkey

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 30TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 17TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 7TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.80TL
12 eggs, large 11TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.70TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 15TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.00TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.65TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 6TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 40TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.09TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.41TL
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,671TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,119TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 334TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,402TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 943TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 248TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 50TL
40” flat screen TV 1,566TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 330TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 20TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 19TL
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 139TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 98TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 198TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 198TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 92,048TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.04TL
Monthly ticket public transport 135TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 23TL
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 16TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 148TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 13TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 10TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.11TL
Tube of toothpaste 10TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 22TL
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 72TL
2 tickets to the movies 29TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 43TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 146TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 25TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 9TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 13TL
iPod nano 16GB 653TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.68TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 155TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 12TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,617 prices entered by 168 different people.
Latest price update: April 26, 2017.

Ankara position in our World Ranking

the world
185th
out of 218
middle east
15th
out of 16

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

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2nd
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3rd
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5th
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1st
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