Cost of Living Ranking in Turkey

If You are planning to live in Turkey than you must be aware of the price rate.

Cost of Living Ranking in Turkey

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district34TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)22TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast12TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk4.32TL
12 eggs, large12TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes5.38TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese18TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples4.75TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes4.00TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket10TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality61TL
2 liters of Coca-Cola4.82TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day2.02TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area3,091TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area1,984TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 2 people in 85m2 flat507TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area2,289TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area1,326TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio375TL
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)59TL
40” flat screen TV2,303TL
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)535TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)31TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help23TL


1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)235TL
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)161TL
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)374TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes320TL
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new159,841TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas7TL
Monthly ticket public transport189TL
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)15TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)25TL
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)185TL
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, …)18TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)16TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)16TL
4 rolls of toilet paper9TL
Tube of toothpaste15TL
Standard men’s haircut in expat area of the city35TL
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub94TL
2 tickets to the movies44TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)159TL
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert225TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club43TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city14TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)19TL
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB3,207TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)0.77TL
1 month of gym membership in business district174TL
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes15TL

(top cities by data quality)

RankingCityPrice Index *
9thEskişehir Province52

Price Index:

To calculate each city’s Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Post By: Shubham Sharma