Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey

Summary of cost of living in Istanbul

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 107,854TL
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 55,493TL
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Istanbul
Current as of Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 352TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 207TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 95TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 39TL
12 eggs, large 79TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 45TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 139TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 36TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 30TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 71TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 381TL
2 liters of coca-cola 54TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 14TL
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 47,401TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 25,845TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,238TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 36,422TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 21,581TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 3,238TL
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 344TL
40” flat screen tv 16,695TL
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 3,695TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 183TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 211TL
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,970TL
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,109TL
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,053TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,920TL
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,549,180TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 43TL
Monthly ticket public transport 1,486TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 253TL
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 217TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 187TL
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,855TL
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 286TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 166TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 208TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 82TL
Tube of toothpaste 94TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 412TL
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,495TL
2 tickets to the movies 485TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,634TL
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,227TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 359TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 122TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 153TL
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 21,809TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.38TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,737TL
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 57TL
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 1,811 prices entered by 216 different people.
Latest price update: April 14, 2024

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