Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 26TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 16TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 7TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.83TL
12 eggs, large 8TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.62TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.66TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.40TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5.66TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 41TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.06TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.48TL
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,108TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,762TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 325TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,252TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,136TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 245TL
Internet 8MB (1 month) 53TL
40” flat screen TV 1,428TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 236TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 19TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 20TL
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 151TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 105TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 227TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 215TL
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 90,800TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.56TL
Monthly ticket public transport 168TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 23TL
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 9TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 19TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 154TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 11TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 11TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 9TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.07TL
Tube of toothpaste 8TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 27TL
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 76TL
2 tickets to the movies 36TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 87TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 213TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 34TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 13TL
iPod nano 16GB 847TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.39TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 184TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 10TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,944 prices entered by 560 different people.
Latest price update: May 27, 2016.

Istanbul position in our World Ranking

the world
169th
out of 268
middle east
10th
out of 17
turkey
1st
out of 4

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

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4th

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