Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey

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Food [Edit]
TRY GBP
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 28TL (£6)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 17TL (£3.72)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8TL (£1.75)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.01TL (£0.66)
12 eggs, large 9TL (£2.01)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.04TL (£0.88)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 13TL (£2.77)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.81TL (£0.83)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.28TL (£0.50)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7TL (£1.47)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 46TL (£10)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.58TL (£0.78)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.47TL (£0.32)
Housing [Edit]
TRY GBP
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,291TL (£717)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,022TL (£441)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 368TL (£80)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,559TL (£558)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,479TL (£322)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 244TL (£53)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 55TL (£12)
40” flat screen TV 1,664TL (£363)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 332TL (£72)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 20TL (£4.25)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 22TL (£4.87)
Clothes [Edit]
TRY GBP
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 176TL (£38)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 131TL (£28)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 271TL (£59)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 278TL (£61)
Transportation [Edit]
TRY GBP
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 97,940TL (£21,339)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.00TL (£1.09)
Monthly ticket public transport 177TL (£39)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 25TL (£5.55)
Personal Care [Edit]
TRY GBP
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10TL (£2.25)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 18TL (£3.94)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 156TL (£34)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 15TL (£3.21)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12TL (£2.59)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11TL (£2.46)
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.56TL (£1.21)
Tube of toothpaste 10TL (£2.21)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 33TL (£7)
Entertainment [Edit]
TRY GBP
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 81TL (£18)
2 tickets to the movies 38TL (£8)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 76TL (£17)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 195TL (£42)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 33TL (£7)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11TL (£2.40)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 14TL (£3.03)
iPod nano 16GB 939TL (£205)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.53TL (£0.12)
1 month of gym membership in business district 199TL (£43)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 12TL (£2.69)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 9,175 prices entered by 1,139 different people.
Latest price update: July 21, 2017.

Istanbul position in our World Ranking

the world
206th
out of 286
middle east
14th
out of 20
turkey
1st
out of 4

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