Cost of Living in Istanbul


With the diversity in culture, amazing sites and cultural events, living in Istanbul, a memorable experience for everyone. Compared to its size, it is always possible to find a good balance between the prices and the quality of serviced or products in Istanbul. The city is not diverse only in cultural aspects but also in terms of businesses and prices. It is one of the places where you could go to the fanciest clubs to spend a special night and have some cheap and delicious snacks the next morning.

 

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Here are some prices and fees in Istanbul we believe it's worth for.

Restaurants  
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.23 $
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 33.08 $
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.72 $
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 2.99 $
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.83 $
Cappuccino (regular) 3.19 $
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.72 $
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.68 $
   
Markets  
Milk (regular), 1 liter 1.11 $
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.57 $
Eggs (12) 2.17 $
Fresh Cheese (1kg) 9.71 $
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.34 $
Apples (1kg) 2.06 $
Oranges (1kg) 1.75 $
Potato (1kg) 0.99 $
Lettuce (1 head) 0.70 $
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.67 $
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.52 $
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.90 $
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.44 $
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 4.20 $
   
Transportation  
One-way Ticket (local transport) 1.20 $
Monthly Pass 74.11 $
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.52 $
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.80 $
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 14.09 $
Gasoline (1 liter) 2.55 $
   
Utilities (Monthly)  
Basic (Electricity, Gas, Water, Garbage) 135.69 $
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.28 $
Internet (6 Mbps, Flat Rate, Cable/ADSL) 34.35 $
   
Sports And Leisure  
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 84.48 $
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.44 $
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.41 $
   
Clothing And Shoes  
1 Pair of Levis 501 87.10 $
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.44 $
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 90.83 $
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 71.76 $
   
Rent Per Month  
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 626.51 $
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 403.64 $
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,070.59 $
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 709.58 $
   
Buy Apartment Price  
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,794.86 $
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 896.68 $
   
Salaries And Financing  
Median Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,184.70 $
   
   
   
   

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