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Cost of Living in Istanbul | Turkey

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$623
$1525
🛋️ Without rent
$354
$1095
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$269
$430
🍽️ Food
$189
$486
🚐 Transport
$102
$262
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$461
🏙️ Population
14.7M

The average cost of living in Istanbul is $623, which is in the top 28% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6663rd out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 128 in Turkey.

The median after-tax salary is $461, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months. Ranked 710th (TOP 8%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Turkey. With an estimated population of 14.7M, Istanbul is the 1st largest city in Turkey.

✈️ Closest airport13 kmAtaturk International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate19.9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank610Istanbul Technical University
Cost of living in Istanbul infographic

Prices in Istanbul

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.22
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$17.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.68
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.64
☕ Cappuccino
$1.93
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.62

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.66
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.16
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.67
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.77
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.54
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.48
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.79
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.21
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.74
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.61

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.51
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$35.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.8
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.97

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$317
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$184
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$505
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$307
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.45%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1380
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$680

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$36.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$65.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$282
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6858

Istanbul Cost of Living comparison