Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey

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Food TRY GBP
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 26TL (£6)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 16TL (£3.93)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 7TL (£1.80)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.81TL (£0.69)
12 eggs, large 8TL (£1.84)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.57TL (£0.88)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 11TL (£2.79)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.76TL (£0.92)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.43TL (£0.60)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5.58TL (£1.37)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 40TL (£10)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.01TL (£0.74)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.44TL (£0.35)
Housing TRY GBP
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,068TL (£751)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,719TL (£421)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 332TL (£81)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,283TL (£559)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,107TL (£271)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 242TL (£59)
Internet 8MB (1 month) 54TL (£13)
40” flat screen TV 1,406TL (£344)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 226TL (£55)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 18TL (£4.47)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 20TL (£5.01)
Clothes TRY GBP
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 153TL (£37)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 100TL (£24)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 218TL (£53)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 214TL (£52)
Transportation TRY GBP
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 89,206TL (£21,841)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.59TL (£1.12)
Monthly ticket public transport 167TL (£41)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 25TL (£6)
Personal Care TRY GBP
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10TL (£2.35)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 22TL (£5.50)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 159TL (£39)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 11TL (£2.73)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 10TL (£2.57)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 9TL (£2.27)
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.12TL (£1.25)
Tube of toothpaste 8TL (£1.95)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 27TL (£7)
Entertainment TRY GBP
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 77TL (£19)
2 tickets to the movies 36TL (£9)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 90TL (£22)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 218TL (£53)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 33TL (£8)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10TL (£2.35)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 13TL (£3.08)
iPod nano 16GB 856TL (£210)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.41TL (£0.10)
1 month of gym membership in business district 185TL (£45)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 10TL (£2.53)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,894 prices entered by 550 different people.
Latest price update: May 01, 2016.

Istanbul position in our World Ranking

the world
164th
out of 270
middle east
10th
out of 16
turkey
1st
out of 4

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