Cost of living in Balıkesir, Turkey

Summary of cost of living in Balıkesir

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 10,376TL
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,857TL
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Balıkesir, Turkey. Current as of Dec 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 25TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 19TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 10TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.69TL
12 eggs, large 12TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.53TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 18TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 5.28TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.89TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 9TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 39TL
2 liters of coca-cola 4.22TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.05TL
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,486TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,146TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 599TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,904TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 904TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 259TL
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 53TL
40” flat screen tv 1,883TL
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 677TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 17TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 20TL
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 188TL
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 158TL
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 376TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 180TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 184,772TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6TL
Monthly ticket public transport 155TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 132TL
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 3.00TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 8TL
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper 8TL
Tube of toothpaste 24TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 25TL
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 30TL
2 tickets to the movies 25TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 170TL
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 100TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 20TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 20TL
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 150TL
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 13TL
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: December 02, 2020

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