Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 29TL
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 3.06TL
12 eggs, large 10TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.10TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 13TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.84TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.35TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 49TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.62TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.48TL
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,268TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,012TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 382TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,551TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,490TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 270TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 54TL
40” flat screen TV 1,708TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 354TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 22TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 21TL
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 175TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 124TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 274TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 280TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 100,012TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.09TL
Monthly ticket public transport 179TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 26TL
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 18TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 161TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 15TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 12TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.51TL
Tube of toothpaste 10TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 33TL
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 83TL
2 tickets to the movies 37TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 73TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 202TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 33TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 14TL
iPad Air 2, 64GB 1,909TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.50TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 186TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 13TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 9,354 prices entered by 1,163 different people.
Latest price update: October 19, 2017.

Istanbul position in our World Ranking

the world
235th
out of 320
middle east
15th
out of 21
turkey
1st
out of 4

Cheapest and most expensive products in Istanbul compared to other cities:

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