Cost of living in Gebze, Turkey

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 41TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 17TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5.83TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.53TL
12 eggs, large 8TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.83TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 18TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.00TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.60TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 32TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.61TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.17TL
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,700TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,017TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 350TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,005TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 644TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 352TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 52TL
40” flat screen TV 1,075TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 284TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 15TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 18TL
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 96TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 137TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 257TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 200TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 104,375TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.28TL
Monthly ticket public transport 167TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 36TL
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 12TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 68TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 12TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 4.00TL
Tube of toothpaste 2.00TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 24TL
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 67TL
2 tickets to the movies 39TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 600TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 178TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 25TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 15TL
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 2.00TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 97TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 14TL
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 23 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 18, 2018.

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