Istanbul vs Moscow - Cost of Living Comparison

Istanbul Moscow
🚶 Cost of living one person
$778
$942
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1878
$2318
🏠 One person rent
$410
$511
🏘️ Family rent
$736
$925
🍽️ Food expenses
$219
$244
🚐 Transport expenses
$81.6
$92.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$499
$1034
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
27 km
🎓 Higher education
95
95
😀 Quality of life
76
75
🏙️ Population
15.5M
12.5M

The cost of living in Istanbul is 17% less expensive than in Moscow. Cities ranked 6441st and 5879th ($778 vs $942) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in Turkey and Russia, respectively. Check Turkey vs Russia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Istanbul compared to 1.1 months in Moscow. Istanbul ranked 1st best city to live in Turkey vs Moscow ranked 1st in Russia, while ranked 760th and 1190th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Istanbul vs Moscow

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Istanbul Moscow
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.66
$6.27
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22
$30
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.14
$4.52
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.16
$3.15
 Cappuccino
$2.2
$2.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$535
$647
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$328
$391
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1007
$1193
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$589
$731
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.5
$62.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.6
$95.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$7.22
$5.96
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
25.25%
9.56%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2329
$6028
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1306
$2964
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.38
$0.63
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.1
$28.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.97
$5.87
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$0.58
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.93
$0.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.52
$0.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$0.94
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.74
$1.35
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.62
$9.76
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.27
$4.05
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.6
$8.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$1.29
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$1.1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.4
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$2.57
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.69
$0.57
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$0.63
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.21
$0.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1
$1.58
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.6
$7.87
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.1
$0.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.87
$2.18
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.59
$5.68
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.01
$3.7
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.91
$1.4
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.8
$1.84
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.3
$36
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.65
$5.25
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.8
$24.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.31
$10.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.4
$80.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$70.2
$99.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$333
$453
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6932
$9208

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Cities near Istanbul

Distance City Cost of living
40 km or 25 mi Cayirova
$406
46 km or 28 mi Gebze
$423
73 km or 45 mi Korfez
$399
79 km or 49 mi Kocaeli
$462
83 km or 51 mi Golcuk
$387
87 km or 54 mi Izmit
$348
91 km or 56 mi Kapakli
$398
92 km or 57 mi Bursa
$499
96 km or 59 mi Kartepe
$365
98 km or 61 mi Corlu
$388
111 km or 69 mi Bandirma
$397
113 km or 70 mi Inegol
$433
121 km or 75 mi Tekirdag
$361
124 km or 77 mi Adapazari
$300
124 km or 77 mi Sakarya
$412
129 km or 80 mi Bilecik
$486
141 km or 88 mi Luleburgaz
$358
166 km or 103 mi Kirklareli
$313
176 km or 110 mi Balikesir
$387
186 km or 115 mi Duzce
$307
190 km or 118 mi Eskisehir
$415
192 km or 120 mi Uzunkopru
$361
197 km or 122 mi Kutahya
$381
207 km or 129 mi Burgas
$644
208 km or 129 mi Karadeniz Eregli
$367
214 km or 133 mi Edirne
$343
224 km or 139 mi Bolu
$367
234 km or 145 mi Soma
$407
236 km or 147 mi Canakkale
$377
259 km or 161 mi Varna
$820
260 km or 162 mi Alexandroupoli
$874
261 km or 162 mi Yambol
$522
261 km or 162 mi Usak
$284
284 km or 177 mi Afyonkarahisar
$385
287 km or 178 mi Sliven
$544
290 km or 180 mi Salihli
$417
290 km or 180 mi Bartin
$433
295 km or 184 mi Manisa
$417
296 km or 184 mi Mytilene
$932
299 km or 186 mi Komotini
$1159

Cities near Moscow

Distance City Cost of living
18 km or 11 mi Khimki
$854
19 km or 12 mi Krasnogorsk
$722
19 km or 12 mi Lyubertsy
$580
19 km or 12 mi Mytishchi
$633
21 km or 13 mi Balashikha
$652
22 km or 14 mi Korolyov
$608
37 km or 23 mi Podolsk
$716
52 km or 32 mi Elektrostal
$620
96 km or 60 mi Obninsk
$533
161 km or 100 mi Kaluga
$518
161 km or 100 mi Tver
$615
173 km or 107 mi Tula
$520
179 km or 111 mi Vladimir
$457
184 km or 114 mi Ryazan
$497
248 km or 154 mi Yaroslavl
$483
250 km or 155 mi Ivanovo
$425
266 km or 165 mi Rybinsk
$588
301 km or 187 mi Kostroma
$462
326 km or 202 mi Oryol
$393
349 km or 217 mi Bryansk
$421
366 km or 228 mi Dzerzhinsk
$492
369 km or 229 mi Smolensk
$431
372 km or 231 mi Lipetsk
$473
376 km or 234 mi Cherepovets
$494
402 km or 250 mi Nizhny Novgorod
$623
408 km or 254 mi Vologda
$432
419 km or 260 mi Tambov
$451
457 km or 284 mi Kursk
$409
466 km or 290 mi Voronezh
$437
474 km or 294 mi Vitebsk
$394
491 km or 305 mi Veliky Novgorod
$588
495 km or 308 mi Starooskolsky
$447
496 km or 308 mi Stary Oskol
$428
509 km or 316 mi Mogilev
$668
513 km or 319 mi Saransk
$441
555 km or 345 mi Penza
$415
568 km or 353 mi Gomel
$477
571 km or 355 mi Sumy
$423
577 km or 359 mi Belgorod
$420
601 km or 373 mi Cheboksary
$397