Cost of living in İzmir, Turkey

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 27TL
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 2.75TL
12 eggs, large 8TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.11TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.00TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.94TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 42TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.52TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.22TL
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,722TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,040TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 320TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,547TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 904TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 351TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 48TL
40” flat screen TV 1,404TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 402TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 28TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 15TL
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 158TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 97TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 229TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 218TL
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 95,662TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.09TL
Monthly ticket public transport 125TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 25TL
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 12TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 21TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 150TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 13TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 11TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 4.09TL
Tube of toothpaste 8TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 18TL
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 84TL
2 tickets to the movies 37TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 73TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 183TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 25TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 12TL
iPod nano 16GB 622TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.51TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 130TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 12TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,108 prices entered by 113 different people.
Latest price update: March 25, 2017.

İzmir position in our World Ranking

the world
182nd
out of 216
middle east
13th
out of 16
turkey
2nd
out of 4

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