Russia vs Turkey - Cost of Living Comparison

Russia Turkey
🚶 Cost of living one person
$868
$428
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2161
$1089
🏠 One person rent
$416
$178
🏘️ Family rent
$754
$330
🍽️ Food expenses
$299
$145
🚐 Transport expenses
$60.2
$57.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$805
$315
💸 GDP per capita
$10127
$8536
😃 Human freedom index
6.23
5.79
❤️ Life expectancy
71.3
77.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
29
38
🌐 English speaking %
11.8%
15%
🎓 Higher education
85
78
😀 Quality of life
52
57
🏙️ Population
147M
83.6M

The average cost of living in Russia ($868) is 103% more expensive than in Turkey ($428). Russia ranked 85th vs 187th for Turkey in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.9 months in Russia compared to 0.7 months in Turkey. Ranked 81st and 66th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Russia vs Turkey

We calculate prices for Russia and Turkey as a population-weighted mean of 122 and 128 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Russia Turkey
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.31
$2.88
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$36.1
$14.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.62
$3.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$1.74
 Cappuccino
$2.54
$1.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.1
$0.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$458
$190
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$306
$122
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$894
$386
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$572
$239
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.3
$34.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$109
$53.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.43
$8.39
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.66%
20.22%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3247
$1104
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2070
$666
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.59
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.7
$20
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.54
$3.72
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8
$1.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
$0.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.68
$0.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$0.99
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.67
$1.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$4.13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.21
$3.26
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.72
$8.05
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$0.61
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.92
$0.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.92
$0.89
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
$0.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
$0.32
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.17
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.87
$0.89
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.02
$5.81
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.1
$1.4
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.78
$1.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.96
$1.57
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.64
$1.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.36
$1.11
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.71
$1.31
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.8
$16.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.33
$2.34
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.3
$16.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.06
$3.51
👖 Brand Jeans
$84.9
$31.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$100
$60.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$367
$168
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6764
$3748

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Cities Comparison in Russia vs Turkey

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Russia

City Cost of living Population
Moscow
$1337
12.7M
Saint Petersburg
$1164
5.38M
Yekaterinburg
$797
1.47M
Novosibirsk
$883
1.6M
Krasnoyarsk
$775
1.08M
Nizhny Novgorod
$864
1.26M
Kazan
$853
1.24M
Samara
$747
1.17M
Perm
$699
1.05M
Ufa
$709
1.12M
Voronezh
$667
1.05M
Rostov-on-Don
$806
1.13M
Tomsk
$583
573K
Chelyabinsk
$564
1.2M
Omsk
$621
1.18M
Tyumen
$779
745K
Krasnodar
$723
881K
Volgograd
$676
1.02M
Vladivostok
$998
607K
Saratov
$686
845K
Surgut
$849
361K
Khabarovsk
$929
616K
Balashikha
$807
451K
Sterlitamak
$852
280K
Tolyatti
$677
686K
Irkutsk
$719
624K
Sochi
$959
412K
Yaroslavl
$573
608K
Izhevsk
$595
646K
Yakutsk
$944
312K

In Turkey

City Cost of living Population
Istanbul
$644
15.5M
Ankara
$470
5.5M
Izmir
$488
4.32M
Bursa
$531
2.9M
Urfa
$246
1.99M
Antalya
$461
2.43M
Kocaeli
$393
1.95M
Gaziantep
$436
2.03M
Konya
$290
2.23M
Adana
$192
2.22M
Mersin
$441
1.81M
Kayseri
$356
1.39M
Diyarbakir
$272
1.73M
Samsun
$376
1.34M
Trabzon
$299
808K
Eskisehir
$354
871K
Denizli
$356
963K
Erzurum
$265
768K
Kahramanmaras
$298
444K
Manisa
$355
357K
Balikesir
$359
332K
Gebze
$322
371K
Malatya
$266
426K
Osmaniye
$269
264K
Sivas
$311
378K
Elazig
$292
422K
Izmit
$204
363K
Van
$344
353K
Antakya
$399
378K
Tarsus
$337
340K