Cost of living in Mersin, Turkey

Summary of cost of living in Mersin

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 12,289TL
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,031TL
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Mersin
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 42TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 57TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 14TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.08TL
12 eggs, large 13TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 12TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 32TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4.30TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.57TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 27TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 85TL
2 liters of coca-cola 6TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5.23TL
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,232TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,919TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 506TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,530TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,284TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 582TL
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 69TL
40” flat screen tv 2,004TL
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 482TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 22TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 40TL
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 268TL
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 239TL
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 518TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 442TL
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 149,543TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6TL
Monthly ticket public transport 94TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 45TL
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 18TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 22TL
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 196TL
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 17TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 15TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 14TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 6TL
Tube of toothpaste 13TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 24TL
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 190TL
2 tickets to the movies 47TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 336TL
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 274TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 33TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 14TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 29TL
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,857TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.60TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 240TL
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 16TL
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 116 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: August 07, 2022

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