Cost of living in Ankara, Turkey

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 34TL
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 3.17TL
12 eggs, large 9TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.96TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 11TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.55TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.35TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 46TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.31TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.53TL
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,749TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,197TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 343TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,435TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 888TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 238TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 51TL
40” flat screen TV 1,612TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 315TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 22TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 17TL
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 144TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 105TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 239TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 206TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 100,561TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.25TL
Monthly ticket public transport 126TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 25TL
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 19TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 165TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 15TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 12TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.50TL
Tube of toothpaste 12TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 21TL
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 77TL
2 tickets to the movies 31TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 48TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 148TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 28TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 9TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 14TL
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,996TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.50TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 136TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 13TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,787 prices entered by 212 different people.
Latest price update: January 18, 2018.

Ankara position in our World Ranking

the world
293rd
out of 336
middle east
18th
out of 22
turkey
3rd
out of 4

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