Cost of living in Ankara, Turkey

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 26TL
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 2.71TL
12 eggs, large 9TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.63TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 13TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.98TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.61TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 6TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 41TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.08TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.26TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,736TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,087TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 288TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,530TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 994TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 233TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 52TL
40” flat screen TV 1,506TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 347TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 21TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 18TL
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 136TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 100TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 185TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 194TL
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 91,674TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.98TL
Monthly ticket public transport 137TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 19TL
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 12TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 17TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 137TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 10TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 11TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 10TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 4.43TL
Tube of toothpaste 10TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 22TL
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 67TL
2 tickets to the movies 31TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 44TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 151TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 25TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 9TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 12TL
iPod nano 16GB 653TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.45TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 168TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 12TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,357 prices entered by 149 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2017.

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