Cost of living in Ankara, Turkey

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Food [Edit]
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 8TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.91TL
12 eggs, large 10TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.78TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.31TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.92TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 43TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.23TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.32TL
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,733TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,127TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 355TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,555TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 982TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 271TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 54TL
40” flat screen TV 1,573TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 385TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 21TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 19TL
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) 109TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 213TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 201TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 95,339TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.13TL
Monthly ticket public transport 139TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 23TL
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 12TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 16TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 164TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 12TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.18TL
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 75TL
2 tickets to the movies 30TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 45TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 152TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 25TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 14TL
iPod nano 16GB 752TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.70TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 153TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 12TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,910 prices entered by 200 different people.
Latest price update: August 17, 2017.

Ankara position in our World Ranking

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244th
out of 307
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16th
out of 21
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2nd
out of 4

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