Turkey vs United States - Cost of Living Comparison

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Turkey United States
🚶 Cost of living one person
$742
$2441
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1851
$5701
🏠 One person rent
$368
$1558
🏘️ Family rent
$679
$2723
🍽️ Food expenses
$237
$619
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.5
$105
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$601
$4820
💸 GDP per capita
$10675
$76330
😃 Human freedom index
5.63
8.39
❤️ Life expectancy
76
76.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
34
69
🌐 English speaking %
15%
95.5%
🎓 Higher education
77
100
😀 Quality of life
52
87
🏙️ Population
85.3M
331M

The average cost of living in Turkey ($742) is 70% less expensive than in the United States ($2441). Turkey ranked 125th vs 6th for the United States in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Turkey compared to 2 months in the United States. Ranked 79th and 21st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Turkey vs the United States

We calculate prices for Turkey and the United States as a population-weighted mean of 128 and 2202 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.

Turkey United States
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.96
$18.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.7
$73.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.79
$10.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.4
$6.06
 Cappuccino
$2.23
$5.09
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.05
$2.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$415
$1616
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$294
$1304
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$820
$2877
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$556
$2357
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$38.4
$124
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$191
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$10.6
$67.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
29.13%
6.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1780
$6383
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1024
$4668
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.5
$2.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.8
$72.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.61
$18.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.13
$0.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.85
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.6
$3.43
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.37
$4.33
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.61
$3.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.25
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.41
$11.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.2
$16.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$4.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$1.77
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
$4.42
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$4.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.61
$2.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.4
$2.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$1.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.4
$2.51
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.78
$14.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.68
$2.11
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.78
$10.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.56
$9.21
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$5.73
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.35
$4.27
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.84
$2.07
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.9
$50.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.28
$14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$34.4
$116
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.49
$20.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.4
$53.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80
$89.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$1471
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6289
$20082

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Turkey

City Cost of living Population
Istanbul
$1024
15.5M
Ankara
$817
5.5M
Izmir
$842
4.32M
Bursa
$807
2.9M
Kocaeli
$539
1.95M
Diyarbakir
$749
1.73M
Adana
$627
1.77M
Mersin
$965
1.81M
Antalya
$964
2.43M
Konya
$665
2.23M
Urfa
$693
1.99M
Balikesir
$689
1.25M
Kayseri
$417
1.39M
Gaziantep
$452
1.68M
Samsun
$579
1.34M
Aydin
$553
1.13M
Denizli
$501
1.03M
Trabzon
$577
817K
Eskisehir
$601
871K
Erzurum
$546
768K
Corum
$477
295K
Izmit
$632
363K
Antakya
$567
378K
Tarsus
$688
340K
Kahramanmaras
$614
444K
Elazig
$568
422K
Manisa
$642
357K
Gebze
$597
371K
Afyonkarahisar
$479
300K
Aksaray
$405
320K

In the United States

City Cost of living Population
New York City
$4036
8.8M
Los Angeles
$3252
3.9M
Chicago
$2634
2.75M
Houston
$2209
2.3M
Phoenix
$2388
1.61M
San Diego
$3469
1.39M
Philadelphia
$2436
1.6M
Dallas
$2490
1.3M
San Jose
$3633
1.01M
San Francisco
$3789
874K
San Antonio
$2212
1.43M
Seattle
$3008
737K
Austin
$2612
962K
Washington
$3112
690K
Charlotte
$2725
875K
Jacksonville
$2377
950K
Fort Worth
$2269
919K
Hempstead
$2621
793K
Boston
$3315
676K
Indianapolis
$2148
888K
Denver
$2769
716K
Columbus
$2188
906K
Nashville
$2651
689K
Louisville
$2018
633K
Atlanta
$2593
499K
Detroit
$1987
639K
Portland
$2596
653K
Baltimore
$2221
586K
Memphis
$1757
633K
El Paso
$1612
679K