Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey

List of prices in Istanbul, Turkey. Current as of Dec 2018.

Change the currency:
Exchange rate: 0.18643 USD / TRY
↩ Change back to show only in TRY (Lira)
Food [Edit]
TRY USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 32TL ($5.93)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 20TL ($3.78)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11TL ($2.03)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.95TL ($0.74)
12 eggs, large 10TL ($1.94)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.93TL ($0.92)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 17TL ($3.13)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4.54TL ($0.85)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.49TL ($0.65)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 9TL ($1.64)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 57TL ($11)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 4.25TL ($0.79)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.87TL ($0.35)
Housing [Edit]
TRY USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,452TL ($644)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,184TL ($407)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 442TL ($82)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,660TL ($496)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,567TL ($292)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 311TL ($58)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 54TL ($10)
40” flat screen TV 2,004TL ($374)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 442TL ($82)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 26TL ($4.90)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 25TL ($4.73)
Clothes [Edit]
TRY USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 211TL ($39)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 162TL ($30)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 331TL ($62)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 292TL ($54)
Transportation [Edit]
TRY USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 136,444TL ($25,437)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6TL ($1.16)
Monthly ticket public transport 195TL ($36)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 31TL ($5.80)
Personal Care [Edit]
TRY USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 13TL ($2.35)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 24TL ($4.39)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 171TL ($32)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 17TL ($3.22)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 15TL ($2.71)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 14TL ($2.62)
4 rolls of toilet paper 7TL ($1.37)
Tube of toothpaste 13TL ($2.36)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 32TL ($6)
Entertainment [Edit]
TRY USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 102TL ($19)
2 tickets to the movies 40TL ($7)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 147TL ($27)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 220TL ($41)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 40TL ($7)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12TL ($2.32)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 17TL ($3.21)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,353TL ($439)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.67TL ($0.13)
1 month of gym membership in business district 168TL ($31)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 13TL ($2.43)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 6,372 prices entered by 859 different people.
Latest price update: December 16, 2018.

Istanbul position in our World Ranking

the world
291st
out of 336
middle east
18th
out of 24
turkey
1st
out of 4

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

middle east
2nd
middle east
3rd
middle east
3rd
middle east
3rd
middle east
3rd
middle east
3rd

Do you live in Istanbul? We need your help!

What is the price of

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new

in Istanbul?

TL

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Prices recently added

  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Istanbul costs 150,000TL (8 minutes ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Stockholm costs 31 kr (9 minutes ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Dhaka costs Taka 60,000 (12 minutes ago)
  • 1 kg of boneless chicken breast in Al Jadid costs 10 Dinar (17 minutes ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Cincinnati, Ohio costs $430 (32 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Maracaibo costs 1,000 Bs.S. (34 minutes ago)