Cost of living in Ankara, Turkey

Summary of cost of living in Ankara

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 12,799TL
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,185TL
  • Ankara is the 2nd cheapest city in Turkey (3 out of 4)
  • Ankara is the 4th cheapest city in Middle East (11 out of 14)
  • Cost of living in Ankara is cheaper than in 92% of cities in the World (183 out of 200)

List of prices in Ankara, Turkey. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 47TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 28TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 12TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 5.54TL
12 eggs, large 13TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 24TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 6TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.39TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 13TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 64TL
2 liters of coca-cola 7TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.99TL
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,438TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,887TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 716TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,719TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,391TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 574TL
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 71TL
40” flat screen tv 2,346TL
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 652TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 33TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 26TL
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 266TL
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 195TL
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 466TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 333TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 236,023TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7TL
Monthly ticket public transport 133TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 34TL
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 16TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 19TL
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 230TL
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.) 17TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 10TL
Tube of toothpaste 17TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 36TL
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 119TL
2 tickets to the movies 41TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 147TL
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 268TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 52TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 15TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 22TL
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,530TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.67TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 191TL
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 18TL
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 609 prices entered by 73 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2021

Ankara position in our World Ranking

the world
183rd
out of 200
middle east
11th
out of 14
turkey
3rd
out of 4

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

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the world
2nd
the world
3rd
the world
4th
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5th
middle east
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