Cost of living in İzmir, Turkey

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 26TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 18TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 10TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.26TL
12 eggs, large 10TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.25TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.61TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.92TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 47TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.74TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.65TL
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,957TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,259TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 339TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,540TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,010TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 482TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 57TL
40” flat screen TV 1,568TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 453TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 24TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 18TL
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 188TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 171TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 291TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 209TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 118,576TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.53TL
Monthly ticket public transport 142TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 30TL
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 12TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 26TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 160TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 12TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 13TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 12TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 7TL
Tube of toothpaste 12TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 28TL
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 87TL
2 tickets to the movies 39TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 121TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 179TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 35TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 15TL
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,901TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.68TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 166TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 14TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,007 prices entered by 104 different people.
Latest price update: June 23, 2018.

İzmir position in our World Ranking

the world
319th
out of 346
middle east
19th
out of 24
turkey
2nd
out of 4

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