Cost of living in İzmit, Turkey

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 22TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 14TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 7TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.38TL
12 eggs, large 6TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.92TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.00TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.17TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5.19TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 40TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.25TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.65TL
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 806TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 663TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 265TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 660TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 466TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 160TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 54TL
40” flat screen TV 2,000TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 310TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 13TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 12TL
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 114TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 78TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 170TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 146TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 90,287TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.84TL
Monthly ticket public transport 102TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 24TL
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 6.00TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 15TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 135TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 10TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 9TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 10TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.44TL
Tube of toothpaste 7TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 18TL
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 55TL
2 tickets to the movies 22TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 39TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 126TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 15TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 9TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 9TL
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,000TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.39TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 142TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 11TL
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 157 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: November 21, 2017.

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