Cost of living in İzmir, Turkey

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 25TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 17TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.74TL
12 eggs, large 9TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.43TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.24TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.72TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 44TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.53TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.26TL
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,731TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,095TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 360TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,491TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 931TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 464TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 51TL
40” flat screen TV 1,720TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 436TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 29TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 15TL
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 175TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 107TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 230TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 198TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 105,129TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.16TL
Monthly ticket public transport 131TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 27TL
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 27TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 146TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 11TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 11TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.16TL
Tube of toothpaste 9TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 20TL
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 89TL
2 tickets to the movies 39TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 84TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 189TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 29TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 13TL
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,842TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.53TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 117TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 13TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,299 prices entered by 139 different people.
Latest price update: December 13, 2017.

İzmir position in our World Ranking

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293rd
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17th
out of 22
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2nd
out of 4

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