Cost of living in Ankara, Turkey

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 31TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 17TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.66TL
12 eggs, large 9TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.28TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.91TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.38TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.70TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.10TL
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,529TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,386TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 282TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,610TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,083TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 240TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 50TL
40” flat screen TV 1,890TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 333TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 23TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 19TL
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 172TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 139TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 285TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 217TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 114,211TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.59TL
Monthly ticket public transport 122TL
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) 20TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 157TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 15TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 13TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 12TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 4.98TL
Tube of toothpaste 12TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 26TL
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 79TL
2 tickets to the movies 34TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 122TL
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 29TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 15TL
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,019TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.45TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 137TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 13TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,283 prices entered by 169 different people.
Latest price update: September 24, 2018.

Ankara position in our World Ranking

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335th
out of 338
middle east
25th
out of 26
turkey
4th
out of 5

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