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Cost of living 2018 in Turkey

Hello everyone,

As per our annual tradition, we invite you to share your experiences and tell us more about the average prices of products and services in your town/city/area, so that we have updated information regarding cost of living and inflation in Turkey.

Thanks to your contribution, future expats in Turkey will be more informed and will be able to refine their budget and better prepare for their big move.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Turkey?

How much does it cost to buy an apartment or a house in Turkey?

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?

What is your monthly budget for groceries?

How much does it cost to see a doctor/dentist/physician/specialist in Turkey?

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?

How much does childcare cost on average per month?

What is your child's schooling budget per month?

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?

How much does a gym membership cost in Turkey?

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Priscilla

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Turkey?
- 5000TL/month in Etiler/Nispetiye area

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?
- Using two metro lines each way daily, for the whole month about 175 TL

What is your monthly budget for groceries?
- 800TL for two plus baby

How much does it cost to see a doctor/dentist/physician/specialist in Turkey?
- Private specialist/pediatrician 400-500TL

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?
- 275 TL

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?
- Electricity 200TL, Gas (heating) 200TL on average, water 80TL

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?
- landline 25TL, internet+TV 100TL

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?
- 20 to 40TL

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?
- 5 to 9TL

What is the average monthly cost of living in Turkey? I'm not talking about spending on "fun-stuff", but the important payments and bills.

I'm not an expat yet, but planning to be. So this information will help a lot!

Hello  The Cesme is a really difficult holiday place where the trends change every year, and some shops are opened are very difficult to follow. Cesme is quite expensive if you want to make all kinds of standard activities. In the morning, beach club price in Çeşme, eating, drinking something else at there can overspend, for this reason you should control yourself. You can eat kumru or drink somethings but do not forget you can go to europan holiday instead of cesme holiday budget at the weekend.

Alacatı is so crowded: Even walking in Alaçatı city center is difficult, but there is nothing to do. It is still pleasant looking around the stone houses of Alacatı.
Car is must: Life without a car is so difficult when you go from beach club to Alacati and from night clubs to Cesme. Renting a car will make your holiday so easy. Pay attention to police control while returning from the places in Aya Yorgi especially at night.
Accommodation in Cesme: Cheap accommodation options in Cesme are limited. There are suitable hostels in Alaçatı. Ilıca region also has cheap accommodation.
Pomegranate and pear cocktail: Pomegranate and pear cocktail in Alacatı need to drink. We should tell you that price is 35 TL.
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Great information. Thank you.
But i disagree also with the rental cost - too expensive for me ;) ..anyway this information really help me to set my budget to live there..

yes...the rent is very expensive in Istanbul, currently im looking for the average prices  for Studio or apartment 1+1 in a central location, (beyoglu, taksim , sisli cignahir etc)  it costs around 1000 - 1200 TL including bills. :(

Bursa is much cheaper :)

violet pink :

yes...the rent is very expensive in Istanbul, currently im looking for the average prices  for Studio or apartment 1+1 in a central location, (beyoglu, taksim , sisli cignahir etc)  it costs around 1000 - 1200 TL including bills. :(

It's normal because those areas that you have seen is kinda city center. We don't live in city center because of high rent and live a little bit further. So it's matter of preference more than necessity.

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