Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey

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Food TRY GBP
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 26TL (£7)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 17TL (£4.33)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8TL (£2.06)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.91TL (£0.75)
12 eggs, large 8TL (£2.13)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.66TL (£0.94)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 13TL (£3.34)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.72TL (£0.96)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.30TL (£0.59)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5.82TL (£1.50)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 39TL (£10)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.22TL (£0.83)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.56TL (£0.40)
Housing TRY GBP
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,388TL (£873)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,891TL (£488)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 308TL (£80)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,355TL (£607)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,254TL (£323)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 225TL (£58)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 55TL (£14)
40” flat screen TV 1,501TL (£387)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 269TL (£69)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 19TL (£4.87)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 25TL (£6)
Clothes TRY GBP
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 160TL (£41)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 118TL (£30)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 234TL (£60)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 217TL (£56)
Transportation TRY GBP
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 92,750TL (£23,911)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.45TL (£1.15)
Monthly ticket public transport 169TL (£44)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 23TL (£6)
Personal Care TRY GBP
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11TL (£2.74)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 17TL (£4.40)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 140TL (£36)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 11TL (£2.84)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 11TL (£2.88)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 10TL (£2.67)
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.18TL (£1.33)
Tube of toothpaste 9TL (£2.30)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 27TL (£7)
Entertainment TRY GBP
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 78TL (£20)
2 tickets to the movies 35TL (£9)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 82TL (£21)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 204TL (£53)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 32TL (£8)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10TL (£2.53)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 13TL (£3.30)
iPod nano 16GB 858TL (£221)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.47TL (£0.12)
1 month of gym membership in business district 195TL (£50)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 11TL (£2.80)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,085 prices entered by 615 different people.
Latest price update: September 26, 2016.

Istanbul position in our World Ranking

the world
165th
out of 259
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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