The cost of living in Turkey

The cost of living is a driving factor that helps us decide, whether we should move there permanently or not and when it comes to daily spending’s Turkey can be a surprisingly cheap place.

The cost of living is a driving factor that helps us decide, whether we should move there permanently or not and when it comes to daily spending’s Turkey can be a surprisingly cheap place. As in any other country, the most expensive places to live in are busy hubs of business and tourism. When you take into consideration the food prices in Turkey, you will find out that the cost of groceries here is more reasonable than in neighboring European destinations.

Cost of living in Turkey is 50.53% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not considered). Rent in Turkey is 82.65% lower than in United States (average data for all cities). These data are based on 28179 entries in the past 18 months from 2276 different contributors.

Naturally, as with other countries, cities are the most expensive place to live, and in the case of Turkey, Istanbul ranks as the highest bracket. However, according to Numbeo, a number crunching data collector, Istanbul is still roughly 50% cheaper than London and 60% cheaper than New York. Perhaps the most startling aspect of life in Istanbul is the rent. 1000 lira a month is enough to rent a basic cheap studio apartment in a small neighborhood on the outskirts. Whereas on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, rent prices are much lower. 

Last Updated: 4.11.2019 17:12:01