Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey

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Food TRY GBP
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 26TL (£5.86)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 17TL (£3.75)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8TL (£1.73)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.07TL (£0.69)
12 eggs, large 9TL (£1.94)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.79TL (£0.85)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14TL (£3.05)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.69TL (£0.83)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.22TL (£0.50)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 6TL (£1.39)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 41TL (£9)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.37TL (£0.75)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.53TL (£0.34)
Housing TRY GBP
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,440TL (£768)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,013TL (£450)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 339TL (£76)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,508TL (£560)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,405TL (£314)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 232TL (£52)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 54TL (£12)
40” flat screen TV 1,501TL (£335)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 341TL (£76)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 21TL (£4.74)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 23TL (£5.13)
Clothes TRY GBP
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 168TL (£38)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 126TL (£28)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 267TL (£60)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 284TL (£63)
Transportation TRY GBP
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 97,747TL (£21,837)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.61TL (£1.03)
Monthly ticket public transport 173TL (£39)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 24TL (£5.39)
Personal Care TRY GBP
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10TL (£2.28)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 17TL (£3.89)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 158TL (£35)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 13TL (£2.95)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 11TL (£2.50)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11TL (£2.45)
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.24TL (£1.17)
Tube of toothpaste 10TL (£2.24)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 31TL (£7)
Entertainment TRY GBP
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 87TL (£19)
2 tickets to the movies 38TL (£9)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 79TL (£18)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 197TL (£44)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 31TL (£7)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11TL (£2.39)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 14TL (£3.02)
iPod nano 16GB 904TL (£202)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.52TL (£0.12)
1 month of gym membership in business district 196TL (£44)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 11TL (£2.55)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,706 prices entered by 708 different people.
Latest price update: December 05, 2016.

Istanbul position in our World Ranking

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161st
out of 236
middle east
11th
out of 15

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