Cost of living in Ankara, Turkey

Summary of cost of living in Ankara

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 84,581TL
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 34,615TL
  • 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 Jun 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 392TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 243TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 131TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 39TL
12 eggs, large 64TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 34TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 165TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 36TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 24TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 66TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 484TL
2 liters of coca-cola 52TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 13TL
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 20,920TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 15,935TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,784TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 18,127TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 7,979TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,015TL
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 217TL
40” flat screen tv 9,719TL
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,863TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 149TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 98TL
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,460TL
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,176TL
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,285TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,669TL
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,704,220TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 42TL
Monthly ticket public transport 1,216TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 110TL
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 116TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 87TL
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,918TL
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 75TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 162TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 75TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 25TL
Tube of toothpaste 36TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 240TL
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,251TL
2 tickets to the movies 241TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,211TL
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,846TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 211TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 76TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 135TL
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 24,857TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.73TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,149TL
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 64TL
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 291 prices entered by 27 different people.
Latest price update: June 15, 2024

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