Bursa vs Istanbul - Cost of Living Comparison

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Bursa Istanbul
🚶 Cost of living one person
$807
$1024
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1886
$2645
🏠 One person rent
$424
$509
🏘️ Family rent
$694
$1021
🍽️ Food expenses
$226
$315
🚐 Transport expenses
$73.7
$111
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$593
$723
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
43 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
43
95
😀 Quality of life
62
76
🏙️ Population
2.9M
15.5M

The cost of living in Bursa is 21% less expensive than in Istanbul. Cities ranked 6368th and 5193rd ($807 vs $1024) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 1st in Turkey.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in Bursa compared to 0.7 months in Istanbul. Ranked 6th vs 1st best cities to live in Turkey, and 4931st vs 797th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Bursa vs Istanbul

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Bursa Istanbul
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.94
$8.79
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.7
$34.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.2
$6.39
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.23
$3.44
 Cappuccino
$2.38
$2.46
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.31
$1.04
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$486
$646
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$346
$419
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$888
$1392
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$556
$845
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.1
$35.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$62
$56.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.98
$9.79
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
36.71%
36.45%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1957
$2883
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1367
$1629
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.47
$0.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.1
$38.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.4
$4.68
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.21
$1.24
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.82
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.73
$0.55
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$1.63
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.46
$2.19
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.57
$7.38
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.67
$5.39
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.9
$13.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.11
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.08
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.1
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.57
$0.69
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.35
$0.53
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.12
$0.26
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.63
$1.65
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.48
$9.93
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.58
$1.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.79
$1.81
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.31
$14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.26
$6.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.6
$3.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.13
$3.53
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$36.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.6
$4.97
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$39.3
$46.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$1.44
$10.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$56.6
$44.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
$80.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$301
$407
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6037
$8325

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Cities near Bursa

Distance City Cost of living
39 km or 24 mi Inegol
$656
75 km or 47 mi Gebze
$597
76 km or 47 mi Cayirova
$587
78 km or 48 mi Bilecik
$652
84 km or 52 mi Golcuk
$590
88 km or 55 mi Korfez
$571
92 km or 57 mi Istanbul
$1024
95 km or 59 mi Bandirma
$590
98 km or 61 mi Kartepe
$590
98 km or 61 mi Izmit
$632
101 km or 63 mi Kocaeli
$539
115 km or 72 mi Kutahya
$608
117 km or 73 mi Balikesir
$689
131 km or 81 mi Sakarya
$518
131 km or 81 mi Adapazari
$432
132 km or 82 mi Eskisehir
$601
152 km or 95 mi Corlu
$523
158 km or 98 mi Kapakli
$559
158 km or 98 mi Tekirdag
$426
167 km or 104 mi Soma
$628
169 km or 105 mi Usak
$593
191 km or 119 mi Duzce
$448
198 km or 123 mi Luleburgaz
$510
203 km or 126 mi Afyonkarahisar
$479
205 km or 128 mi Salihli
$617
221 km or 137 mi Turgutlu
$633
223 km or 138 mi Bolu
$527
223 km or 139 mi Manisa
$642
227 km or 141 mi Canakkale
$581
232 km or 144 mi Kirklareli
$416
232 km or 144 mi Karadeniz Eregli
$538
234 km or 145 mi Uzunkopru
$571
248 km or 154 mi Mytilene
$912
257 km or 160 mi Izmir
$842
260 km or 162 mi Tire
$588
261 km or 162 mi Nazilli
$553
268 km or 167 mi Denizli
$501
268 km or 167 mi Edirne
$676
271 km or 168 mi Polatli
$605
280 km or 174 mi Aydin
$553

Cities near Istanbul

Distance City Cost of living
40 km or 25 mi Cayirova
$587
46 km or 28 mi Gebze
$597
73 km or 45 mi Korfez
$571
79 km or 49 mi Kocaeli
$539
83 km or 51 mi Golcuk
$590
87 km or 54 mi Izmit
$632
91 km or 56 mi Kapakli
$559
92 km or 57 mi Bursa
$807
96 km or 59 mi Kartepe
$590
98 km or 61 mi Corlu
$523
111 km or 69 mi Bandirma
$590
113 km or 70 mi Inegol
$656
121 km or 75 mi Tekirdag
$426
124 km or 77 mi Adapazari
$432
124 km or 77 mi Sakarya
$518
129 km or 80 mi Bilecik
$652
141 km or 88 mi Luleburgaz
$510
166 km or 103 mi Kirklareli
$416
176 km or 110 mi Balikesir
$689
186 km or 115 mi Duzce
$448
190 km or 118 mi Eskisehir
$601
192 km or 120 mi Uzunkopru
$571
197 km or 122 mi Kutahya
$608
207 km or 129 mi Burgas
$513
208 km or 129 mi Karadeniz Eregli
$538
214 km or 133 mi Edirne
$676
224 km or 139 mi Bolu
$527
234 km or 145 mi Soma
$628
236 km or 147 mi Canakkale
$581
259 km or 161 mi Varna
$839
260 km or 162 mi Alexandroupoli
$907
261 km or 162 mi Yambol
$559
261 km or 162 mi Usak
$593
284 km or 177 mi Afyonkarahisar
$479
287 km or 178 mi Sliven
$612
290 km or 180 mi Salihli
$617
290 km or 180 mi Bartin
$578
295 km or 184 mi Manisa
$642
296 km or 184 mi Mytilene
$912
299 km or 186 mi Komotini
$1004