Cost of living in Ankara, Turkey

Summary of cost of living in Ankara

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 36,344TL
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 15,871TL
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Ankara
Current as of Jun 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 91TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 49TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 36TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 16TL
12 eggs, large 35TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 23TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 58TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 15TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 12TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 28TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 187TL
2 liters of coca-cola 16TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 4.84TL
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 10,829TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 7,285TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,466TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 7,617TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 4,786TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,186TL
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 120TL
40” flat screen tv 6,588TL
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,616TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 81TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 104TL
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 686TL
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 624TL
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,111TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 908TL
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 670,159TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 24TL
Monthly ticket public transport 331TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 58TL
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 31TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 53TL
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 666TL
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 56TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 48TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 36TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 24TL
Tube of toothpaste 44TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 88TL
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 396TL
2 tickets to the movies 102TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 949TL
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,127TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 130TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 32TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 60TL
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 7,399TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.73TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 713TL
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 27TL
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 654 prices entered by 62 different people.
Latest price update: June 28, 2022

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