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 3.53TL
12 eggs, large 11TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.91TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 15TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.70TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.19TL
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 4.03TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.05TL
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,124TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,306TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 353TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,638TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,103TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 411TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 56TL
40” flat screen TV 1,401TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 454TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 26TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 18TL
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 207TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 169TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 341TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 229TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 126,827TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6TL
Monthly ticket public transport 164TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 29TL
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 13TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 27TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 160TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 12TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 13TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 7TL
Tube of toothpaste 15TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 29TL
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 87TL
2 tickets to the movies 40TL
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 180TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 35TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 16TL
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,915TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.83TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 164TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 13TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,069 prices entered by 110 different people.
Latest price update: October 19, 2018.

İzmir position in our World Ranking

the world
328th
out of 342
middle east
23rd
out of 26
turkey
2nd
out of 5

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

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2nd
the world
3rd
the world
3rd
the world
5th
middle east
1st
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1st

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