Cost of living in Gaziantep, Turkey

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 19TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 15TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5.60TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.42TL
12 eggs, large 4.45TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1.75TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 9TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.35TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.60TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5.88TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 27TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.91TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.63TL
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,599TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,356TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 275TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,022TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 656TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 338TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 45TL
40” flat screen TV 1,333TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 223TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 19TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 17TL
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 133TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 61TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 133TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 93TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 102,366TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.17TL
Monthly ticket public transport 113TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 27TL
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 111TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 10TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 10TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 4.83TL
Tube of toothpaste 7TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 15TL
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 43TL
2 tickets to the movies 25TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 80TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 111TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 30TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 8TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 14TL
iPod nano 16GB 1,036TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.33TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 190TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 12TL
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 163 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: August 19, 2017.

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