Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 27TL
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 3.08TL
12 eggs, large 9TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.86TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.81TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.26TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 6TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 47TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.45TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.57TL
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,387TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,037TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 353TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,514TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,447TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 235TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 55TL
40” flat screen TV 1,522TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 363TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 20TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 22TL
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 167TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 134TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 270TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 287TL
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 95,986TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.74TL
Monthly ticket public transport 173TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 30TL
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 19TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 159TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 12TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 11TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.24TL
Tube of toothpaste 10TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 31TL
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 85TL
2 tickets to the movies 38TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 78TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 193TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 31TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 13TL
iPod nano 16GB 779TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.45TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 199TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 12TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 6,451 prices entered by 830 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2017.

Istanbul position in our World Ranking

the world
172nd
out of 223
middle east
12th
out of 16

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

the world
4th
middle east
2nd
middle east
3rd
middle east
3rd
middle east
3rd
middle east
3rd

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