Cost of living in Ankara, Turkey

Summary of cost of living in Ankara

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 10,468TL
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 4,013TL
  • Ankara is the 2nd cheapest city in Turkey (3 out of 4)
  • Ankara is the 3rd cheapest city in Middle East (13 out of 15)
  • Cost of living in Ankara is cheaper than in 97% of cities in the World (231 out of 239)

List of prices in Ankara, Turkey. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 34TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 23TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.78TL
12 eggs, large 10TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.80TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 20TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 5.32TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.67TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 11TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 63TL
2 liters of coca-cola 5.16TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.07TL
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,318TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,489TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 520TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,832TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,300TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 406TL
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 62TL
40” flat screen tv 2,332TL
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 452TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 24TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 21TL
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 282TL
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 160TL
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 340TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 305TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 184,171TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6TL
Monthly ticket public transport 142TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 31TL
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 14TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 18TL
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 175TL
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 17TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 18TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 18TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 9TL
Tube of toothpaste 14TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 26TL
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 103TL
2 tickets to the movies 40TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 135TL
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 197TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 35TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 14TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 20TL
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,878TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.67TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 164TL
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 18TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 622 prices entered by 85 different people.
Latest price update: July 03, 2020

Ankara position in our World Ranking

the world
231st
out of 239
middle east
13th
out of 15
turkey
3rd
out of 4

Cheapest and most expensive products in Ankara compared to other cities:

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1st
the world
1st
the world
2nd
the world
2nd
the world
3rd
the world
3rd

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