Cost of living in İzmir, Turkey

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 24TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 16TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.73TL
12 eggs, large 8TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.46TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 11TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.22TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.79TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 40TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.45TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.16TL
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,933TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,081TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 303TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,480TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 907TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 376TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 50TL
40” flat screen TV 1,661TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 298TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 28TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 15TL
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 143TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 95TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 202TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 196TL
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 91,943TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.12TL
Monthly ticket public transport 134TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 29TL
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 12TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 19TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 135TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 9TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 11TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 4.19TL
Tube of toothpaste 7TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 19TL
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 69TL
2 tickets to the movies 37TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 57TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 193TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 26TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 9TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 12TL
iPod nano 16GB 600TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.49TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 123TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 12TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 982 prices entered by 99 different people.
Latest price update: February 21, 2017.

İzmir position in our World Ranking

the world
184th
out of 218
middle east
13th
out of 16
turkey
2nd
out of 4

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

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5th
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5th
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2nd

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