Cost of living in Ankara, Turkey

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Food
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 2.81TL
12 eggs, large 10TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.53TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 15TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.98TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.58TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 6TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 39TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.07TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.38TL
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,676TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,145TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 313TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,391TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 890TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 237TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 49TL
40” flat screen TV 1,527TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 332TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 20TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 19TL
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 143TL
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) 194TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 198TL
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 93,505TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.04TL
Monthly ticket public transport 137TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 23TL
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 17TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 141TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 10TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 10TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.12TL
Tube of toothpaste 10TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 22TL
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 72TL
2 tickets to the movies 29TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 42TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 160TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 24TL
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) 0.45TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 162TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 12TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,510 prices entered by 159 different people.
Latest price update: March 25, 2017.

Ankara position in our World Ranking

the world
183rd
out of 216
middle east
14th
out of 16
turkey
3rd
out of 4

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

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2nd
middle east
1st
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1st
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1st
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2nd

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