- Cost of Living
- Turkey
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- Ankara
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Ankara, Turkey compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 64% | |||
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Food in Ankara (Turkey) is 64% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 12TL (E£ 60) | E£ 61 | - 2% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 18TL (E£ 90) | E£ 48 | + 88% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 5.34TL (E£ 27) | E£ 25 | + 6% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 2.81TL (E£ 14) | E£ 10 | + 43% | |
12 eggs, large | 5.12TL (E£ 26) | E£ 11 | + 144% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 2.83TL (E£ 14) | E£ 6 | + 127% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 7TL (E£ 34) | E£ 27 | + 26% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 2.90TL (E£ 15) | E£ 13 | + 10% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 3.98TL (E£ 20) | E£ 3.74 | + 435% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 5.24TL (E£ 26) | E£ 9 | + 195% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 25TL (E£ 126) | E£ 89 | + 42% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 3.44TL (E£ 17) | E£ 9 | + 90% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 1.25TL (E£ 6) | E£ 2.71 | + 132% | |
Housing | + 31% | |||
Housing in Ankara (Turkey) is 31% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 1,250TL (E£ 6,288) | E£ 4,450 | + 41% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 724TL (E£ 3,640) | E£ 2,577 | + 41% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 254TL (E£ 1,275) | E£ 218 | + 485% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 738TL (E£ 3,715) | E£ 2,526 | + 47% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 390TL (E£ 1,962) | E£ 1,181 | + 66% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 127TL (E£ 638) | E£ 512 | + 24% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 54TL (E£ 270) | E£ 443 | - 39% | |
40” flat screen TV | 1,569TL (E£ 7,895) | E£ 5,512 | + 43% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 332TL (E£ 1,669) | E£ 1,699 | - 2% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 21TL (E£ 104) | E£ 64 | + 64% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 19TL (E£ 98) | E£ 19 | + 422% | |
Clothes | - 24% | |||
Clothes in Ankara (Turkey) is 24% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 119TL (E£ 597) | E£ 645 | - 7% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 79TL (E£ 397) | E£ 599 | - 34% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 202TL (E£ 1,016) | E£ 1,046 | - 3% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 131TL (E£ 660) | E£ 720 | - 8% | |
Transportation | + 43% | |||
Transportation in Ankara (Turkey) is 43% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 60,000TL (E£ 301,843) | E£ 507,909 | - 41% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 4.94TL (E£ 25) | E£ 3.02 | + 722% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 66TL (E£ 332) | E£ 109 | + 205% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 21TL (E£ 108) | E£ 21 | + 417% | |
Personal Care | + 167% | |||
Personal Care in Ankara (Turkey) is 167% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 13TL (E£ 68) | E£ 24 | + 179% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 17TL (E£ 85) | E£ 76 | + 12% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 155TL (E£ 778) | E£ 112 | + 596% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 14TL (E£ 68) | E£ 30 | + 127% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 12TL (E£ 61) | E£ 30 | + 105% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 11TL (E£ 54) | E£ 27 | + 100% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 5.37TL (E£ 27) | E£ 13 | + 114% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 11TL (E£ 55) | E£ 12 | + 375% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 22TL (E£ 111) | E£ 39 | + 182% | |
Entertainment | + 104% | |||
Entertainment in Ankara (Turkey) is 104% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 74TL (E£ 374) | E£ 119 | + 215% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 28TL (E£ 141) | E£ 73 | + 92% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 47TL (E£ 235) | E£ 283 | - 17% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 50TL (E£ 252) | E£ 233 | + 8% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 27TL (E£ 134) | E£ 52 | + 157% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 7TL (E£ 33) | E£ 24 | + 38% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 8TL (E£ 40) | E£ 19 | + 106% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 721TL (E£ 3,629) | E£ 2,268 | + 60% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.45TL (E£ 2.26) | E£ 0.23 | + 875% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 122TL (E£ 615) | E£ 394 | + 56% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 10TL (E£ 50) | E£ 26 | + 93% | |
TOTAL | + 53% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 2,030 prices entered by 202 different people.
These prices were last updated on May 28, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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For example, you would need at least E£ 24,914
(4,952TL)
in Ankara
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 16,250
in Alexandria.
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