Cost of living in Mersin, Turkey

Summary of cost of living in Mersin

Family of four estimated monthly costs: 8,164TL
Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,167TL
WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Mersin
Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 23TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 21TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.02TL
12 eggs, large 8TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.33TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.42TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.76TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 9TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 50TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3.88TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.09TL
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Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,928TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,134TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 411TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,291TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 877TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 359TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 52TL
40” flat screen TV 1,436TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 392TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 19TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 19TL
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 191TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 143TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 299TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 292TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 126,713TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.52TL
Monthly ticket public transport 92TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 41TL
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 15TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 17TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 154TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 16TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 11TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 13TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.47TL
Tube of toothpaste 9TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 18TL
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 57TL
2 tickets to the movies 31TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 296TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 150TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 34TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 15TL
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,794TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.42TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 195TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 13TL
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 120 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: December 06, 2019

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